LIVE! The Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2020

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The Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit 2020 has been outstanding!

The first day included a great mix of Leadership keynotes, panels and workshops featuring leaders from across sport, business and government, ably guided by our joint MCs, sports broadcasters Rikki Swannell and Kirstie Stanway.

You can watch the whole session, here:

Day 1 content highlights include:

  • Mihi whakatau, delivered by Kura and Alishia Moeahu, mana whenua representatives of Te Atiawa Taranaki Whānui in Te Whanganui ā Tara (0:00 – 4:00).
  • Official Opening of Day 1, delivered by our joint MCs, Sports Broadcasters Rikki Swannell and Kirstie Stanway (4:00 – 11.25).
  • Welcome and Update from Sport New Zealand, delivered by Peter Miskimmin, Chief Executive of Sport New Zealand (11:26 – 26:55).
  • Leadership Keynote Address, delivered by Mavis Mullins MNZM, Māori agribusiness icon and esteemed business leader (26:56 – 55.35).
  • Leadership Panel Session, facilitated by Robyn Cockburn and including Jo Cribb, Hannah Chapman-Carr, Andrew Corkill, Alanna Irving and Bernadette Tovio (55:36 – 01:48).

The second day included an outstanding participation keynote from former elite AFL player turned Australian sports administrator, Chyloe Kurdas, followed by a mix of panels and workshops deep-diving into participation strategies, the impact of coaching, non-traditional sports, and more.

You can watch the whole session, here:

Day 2 content highlights include:

  • Official Opening of Day 2, delivered by our joint MCs, Sports Broadcasters Rikki Swannell and Kirstie Stanway (0:00 – 7:20).
  • Participation Keynote Address, delivered by Chyloe Kurdas, former elite AFL player turned Australian sports administrator (7:20 – 27:10).
  • Sport NZ Update, delivered by Laura Menzies, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Sport NZ (27:10 – 39:10).
  • Special Panel, discussing the experiences of Muslim women in play, active recreation and sport in Aotearoa, featuring Professor Holly Thorpe, Dr Nida Ahmad, Ola Shahin and Dr Noha Nasef (39:10 – 1:03:30).
  • Participation Panel One, facilitated by Sarah Cowley-Ross and featuring Nicole Dunn, Simone Spencer and Megan Grayson. This panel was aimed at ‘system influencers’ and was attended by those interested in learning about participation strategies and the impact of coaching (1:11:00 – 1:48:00).
  • Participation Panel Two, facilitated by Fran McEwen and featuring Charissa Barham, Wendy Trolove and Bailey Te Maipi. This panel was aimed at ‘direct deliverers’ and was attended by those interested in non-traditional delivery of sport for women and girls (1:48:00 – 2:26:40).
  • Sharing session, facilitated by Esther Bukholt and including Robyn Cockburn, Simone Spencer and our MCs, Rikki Swannell and Kirstie Stanway (2:26:40 – 2:38:31).

The third day kicked-off with a fantastic keynote focussed on Value & Visibility followed by the launch of new Sport NZ research, looking at media coverage and portrayal of women in sport. Concurrent panels came next, one focussing on the social and economic value of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the other providing a direct response to the media research. The day concluded with great workshops and a special presentation from Zoe George, detailing her campaign for toilet equality at sports venues.

Content highlights for Day 3 include:

  • Official Opening of Day 3, delivered by our MC, Sports Broadcasters Kirstie Stanway (00:00 – 07:30)
  • Value & Visibility Keynote Address, delivered by Craig Spence, Chief Brand and Communications Officer at the International Paralympic Committee (07:30 – 29:30).
  • Sport NZ update, delivered By Jennah Wootten, General Manager, Partnerships and Communications (29:30 – 45:30)
  • Launch of the Sport NZ Media Analysis, delivered by Phil Clark, Group Media Manager and Sport NZ and Ngaire Crawford, at iSentia (45:30 – 1:06:30)
  • Panel One, facilitated by Zoe George, focussed on the social and economic benefit of bringing the 2023 FIFA World Cup to Aotearoa (1:06:30 – 1:45:50)
  • Panel Two, facilitated aby Rachel Froggatt focussed on an immediate reaction to the research by Newshub, NZME, Radio NZ and Stuff (1:45:50 – 2:19:47)
  • Sharing session, moderated by Robyn Cockburn (2:19:20 – 2:26:50).
  • Official close by MC Kirstie Stanway, with Kura Moeahu (2:26:50 – 2:33:35).
  • Special Extra > bathrooms in sporting facilities, a chat with Zoe George about her national campaign (2:33:35 – 2:40:00).

The Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit 2020 is a unique learning and networking opportunity provided free by Sport NZ, and delivered in partnership by Women in Sport Aotearoa and The Shift Foundation.

Staged as a virtual-physical hybrid event, a national online programme ran consecutively over three afternoons from Wednesday 7 October to Friday 9 October, from 1.00 – 4.00pm daily. Physical events happened in parallel, in Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin, Gisborne, Napier, Christchurch and Hamilton.

Developed around the theme ‘Change In Action’, Day 1 focussed on ‘Leadership’, Day 2 focussed on ‘Participation’ and Day 3 focussed on ‘Value & Visibility’. The Summit is aligned to the three pillars of the government Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy launched in October 2018.

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