Below is a summary of the Ladies in Sports conference to be held Friday in Nigeria. For more details follow Janine Anthony (@chiquadiva and Biola Omowanle @beeorlicious
The Ladies In Sports (LIS) Conference is the first of its kind in Nigeria. With the dire need for women in sports in this part of the world to be heard, to be equipped, empowered and supported, this forum creates a fantastic platform.
From female athletes, to administrators and journalists, the LIS 2016 Conference brings women in sports together to join hands and voices in creating a better world for women and sports as a whole.
Nigerian women have made and are making their marks in sports across the world, blazing trails and breaking records. From 2015 BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, to the Queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare, to the rising tennis star, Melissa Ifidzhen and a host of others, Nigeria can boast of women who are doing the country proud in the world of Sports.
All around the country, talents are waiting to be harnessed and developed and as such, the LIS 2016 Conference targets athletes from all sports and the sports media for training in Sports Medicine, Antidoping, PR and Branding, Physiotherapy and General health, not forgetting Journalism, areas in which a lot of women in sports are ignorant of.
The LIS 2016 Conference will also include grants for four young female athletes in table tennis and track events.
The LIS 2016 Conference will be held Friday, June 17 in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria and the speakers are experts in their various areas of expertise.
Chioma Ajunwa: Olympic Long jump Gold Medalist (Atlanta ’96)
Gloria Alozie: Nigerian-born Spanish Track and Field athlete. Olympic Silver Medalist in Hurdles. (Sydney 2000)
Dr Akinwunmi Amao; Anti-Doping expert
Bukky Karibi Whyte: CEO ‘The Bobby Taylor Company.’ PR, Branding and Marketing Expert. Company Twitter Handle: @TheBTCompany
Adaeze Nwacukwu; Physiotherapist, Nigerian Women’s Senior Football National Team (Super Falcons). Expert on Physiotherapy and Nutrition.
Moya Dodd: FIFA Exco, Asian FA Vice-President
Mimi Fawaz; Freelance Journalist, Vox Africa TV/ BBC/ ESPN/ CNN
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