11 July 2020
Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE joined Women in Football CEO in the fourth of our popular series of webinars
It has been a challenging time for us all during the pandemic.
During the past few weeks Women in Football has reached out to our friends and followers by running a special series of webinars featuring some of the most inspiring females working in and around the industry.
You may have been lucky enough to have watched live, or taken a look back already, but in case you missed out on any of them - or simply want to watch again! - here they all are.
Webinar 1: Chelsea Women FC Manager Emma Hayes and Eilidh Barbour host a special Women in Football coaching webinar. Board member Jo Tongue introduced out first ever webinar.
Webinar 2: Premier League assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis spoke to Ruth Shaw, General Manager of the Premier League Charitable Fund and introduced by Women in Football CEO Jane Purdon
Webinar 3: Manchester City and Scotland international Caroline Weir joined journalist Molly McElwee, from The Telegraph. hosted by board member Hala Ousta.
Webinar 4: Featured the inspirational Dr. Rimla Akhtar MBE in conversation with our CEO, Jane Purdon. Poonam Majithia, the first beneficiary of our Vikki Orvice Memorial Director Development Scheme, did the introductions.
Webinar 5: Women's Sports Editor at The Telegraph and Women in Football co-founder Anna Kessel MBE was joined by Belinda Scarlett, curator at the National Football Museum (NFM) introduced by WiF committe member Alex Stone.
Webinar 6: Sustainability of women's football, opportunities and the importance of investment were just some of the key topics discussed in this webinar, featuring Prof. Laura McAllister, Amanda Vandervort and Moya Dodd. WiF chair Ebru Köksal hosted the webinar.
Webinar 7: Chris Paouros and Laura Woods, introduced by Women in Football CEO Jane Purdon discussed the importance of education, diversity, inclusion & empowerment and how vital it is to work collaboratively with individuals and organisations to challenge discrimination. Unmissable!
Webinar 8: Fern Whelan, Claire Rafferty and Mayi Cruz Blanco, joined Women in Football board member Jo Tongue for an open and honest chat about players' futures, including life in lockdown and the challenges that come with that as a player, the prospect of retiring and career pathways open to women players once they hang up their boots. Introductions by Birmingham City COO Lungi Macebo for another top webinar.
Webinar 9: Dr Robina Shah MBE, Rupinder Bains and Tim Foster, hosted by Lynsey Tweddle and introduced by Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE, produced some fantastic words of advice and moments of real clarity about governance and becoming board ready
Webinar 10: Goalkeeper Nicole McClure and her fellow panellists of Dr Julia West, Chloe Morgan and Dr Misia Gervis, along with host Rachel Finnis-Brown discussed topics ranging from testing positive for Covid-19 to the mental resilience needed to be a top class keeper. Jo Tongue provided the intros.
We hope you enjoy these!
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