20 March 2019
A stellar panel of Jacqui Oatley MBE, Baroness Young, Anna Kessel MBE and Rachel Yankey OBE at Twitter's event
When Twitter wanted to get their brand partners behind the 2019 Women's World Cup, who better to turn to than Women in Football to help get the message across that women's football is going to be THE biggest sports story of the summer.
In a week that had already seen WiF co-founder Anna Kessel appointed as the Telegraph's first Women's Sport Editor and Barclays announce a multi-million pound sponsorship deal with the FAWSL, Tuesday night's event continued the celebratory theme.
A packed audience at Twitter's Piccadilly HQ listened intently throughout as a stellar panel of speakers shared their experience, strength and hope.
Twitter's Liz Stranges and Jess Percival provided some fascinating statistical insights - did you know 66% of all football fans on Twitter are aware of the WWC this summer? No, neither did we!
Host for the night, broadcaster and WiF ambassador Jacqui Oatley MBE, oversaw a fascinating discussion with Rachel Yankey OBE, Anna Kessel MBE and Baroness Lola Young covering a wide range of topics including Rachel pretending to be a boy named Ray in order to play football when she was younger, Anna's new role as Editor of the Telegraph Women's Sport section, and how Baroness Young is heading to France to play in a special 'World Cup' this summer.
Looking forward to welcoming guests to our #WomenInFootball event today. It’s going to be amazing.— Twitter Marketing UK (@TwitterMktgUK) March 20, 2019
Host Jacqui reflected on her own experiences of life as a female sports reporter in a predominantly male-dominated environment, offering words of support and encouragement to a number of aspiring women writers and broadcasters in the audience.
Twitter's determination to ensure that the Women's World Cup this summer really gets noticed is not in doubt, and was further reinforced by hosting such an inspirational, fascinating event highlighting how women's football - and women working in football - continues to go from strength to strength.
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