Women and Girls Leadership in Sport Conference set for April 29

In recognition of International Women’s Day, York University Athletics & Recreation announced the third annual Women and Girls Leadership and Sport Conference (WGLSC) presented by Adidas will take place on Friday, April 29, in a virtual format.

Women and Girls Leadership and Sport Conference

Following a successful online conference last year, the 2022 version of the event promises to be outstanding, with a number of speakers presenting on the theme “Leadership Communication: Language, Crucial Conversations and Using Your Voice.” The virtual setting allows female sport leaders from across the country to be educated, empowered and supported.

WGLSC 2022 will take place via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $40 for general admission and $10 for students. Coaches, athletes, sport administrators and allies are all welcome to attend.

“The Women and Girls Leadership and Sport Conference is near and dear to my heart, and I am thrilled we are able to host it again this year,” said Jennifer Neilson, chair of the WGLSC organizing committee and head coach of the Lions women’s volleyball team. “Effective communication is crucial in all areas of life and the speakers we have lined up will provide valuable insight on a variety of topics related to our theme. We are so pleased to once again be offering a space where women in sport can gather and learn from some impressive presenters.”

The lineup of speakers includes: Betsy Butterick, a coaches’ coach and communications specialist; and longtime Florida Gators successful soccer coach Becky Burleigh. Conference attendees will be able to choose from one of two breakout sessions: two-time Olympian Shawnee Harlee’s “Feedback as Fertilizer” or mental performance experts Robert Beer and Victoria Pacitti from Mindset First’s “Speak Up!”

For more information and to register for the event, visit the official WGLSC webpage.