7 October 2020
The panel from our special goalkeeper's webinar
It has been a challenging time for us all during the pandemic.
During the past few months 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.
Webinar 11: Alan Leighton from our great friends Prospect Union was joined by Maria Patsalos and Dominic Boon (Mishcon de Reya), Mayi Cruz Blanco (Adecco Group) and Imogen Sanders (Perrett Laver) to offer a very relevant session: Know Your Employment Rights Post Covid-19. Jane Purdon provided the introductions for a webinar that produced a wealth of useful tips and advice.
Webinar 12: Women in Football board member Jo Tongue did the intros, Poonam Majithia (inaugural recipient of the Vikki Orvice Memorial Directorship Scheme) was the host, and a great panel of Lungi Macebo (WiF director and COO of Birmingham City FC), Alan Leighton (Prospect Union) and Verity Turner (Business Development Manager at Global Sports) talked about The future of the workplace post COVID-19.
Webinar 13: Lungi Macebo, Women in Football board member and Birmingham City COO did the introductions before handing over to broadcaster Jess Creighton to host our special "Be a better ally - how to recognise unconscious bias and what to do about it" event in collaboration with Fare as part of #BlackLivesMatter in football campaign. A superb panel of Leon Mann (BCOMS), Frances Cusack (Prospect Union), Hayley Bennett (HTVB Consulting) and Fran Brown (Goals4Girls) shared their personal journies and the message to come out of the webinar was clear - it is not just recognising unconscious bias but doing something about it.
We hope you enjoy these!
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