Diversity in Sports Management

Promoting Diversity in Sports Management

4:00pm - 5:30pm / Thursday 28th January 2021
Type: Other / Category: Department
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In the last few years questions of diversity and inclusion in sport, both on and off the field of play, have come to the fore. In particular, the top levels of management in the sports business in the UK and elsewhere are seen as reflecting a general lack of diversity, especially in terms of race and gender. Recent reports have suggested that while some improvements have occurred, and UK Sport has taken the lead in promoting gender balance at board level in the management of Olympic sports, progress has been slower than many would like. In this panel we aim to discuss ways in which the sports business can promote diversity and inclusion in its management, the challenges that it faces in doing so, and examples of best practice that can be found.

The panel will be chaired by Amy Lee, a Football Industries MBA (FIMBA) graduate and founder of Snavie.com, formerly a senior executive at NBA Europe and World Rugby. Our panellists will include:

Nigel Fletcher - FIMBA graduate, founder and CEO of International Sports Convention
Jane Purdon - CEO of Women in Football, and formerly Director of Governance at the Premier League and UK Sport
Jermaine Daw - Associate Vice-President (Human Resources) for the NBA in the EMEA and Latin American regions

The event will be streamed via Zoom. Registered guests will receive details of the event and the Zoom link via email in advance of the event.