How do you join a sports board, and what’s it really like to be a woman on one? These were the questions we asked at our ‘Women on Sports Boards’ event with Women in Football and Women on Boards last Thursday as part of Mishcon de Reya’s Women’s Forum. We received thought-provoking answers from our high profile panel comprising Heather Rabbatts CBE, the first woman to be appointed to the board of the Football Association; Julie Harrington, Managing Director of St George’s Park and board member of The British Horseracing Authority; and Sally Bolton OBE, Managing Director, London 2017 World Athletics Championships. The panel was chaired by BBC Sports Correspondent, Natalie Perks and was attended by over 60 people. Here, we outline some insights from this event.
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