Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala joins a raft of footballing legends and big football names who will speak at the Fifa Women’s Football and Leadership Conference, Switzerland on March 7, 2016.
The gathering titled ‘Equality Through Reform’ accords with the International Women’s Day will bring together diverse voices from sport and wider society to channel a roadmap in which women in football can be further promoted.
Oshoala joins 2012 Fifa Women’s World Player of the Year, Abby Wambach, Samar Nassar (Chief Executive Director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016) and Brigitte Henriques (General Secretary of the French Football Association) in the forum which is a proactive step for the world football governing body to drive progress for a new era of development and engagement in women’s football.
Billie Jean King, founder of Women’s Sport Foundation; Kristin Hetle, Director of Strategic Partnerships at UN Women, and the FIFA Executive Committee representatives, Lydia Nsekera, Sonia Bien-Aime and Moya Dodd, will kick off the panel discussions.
Panel speakers on Taking women’s football to the next level
Asisat Lamina Oshoala (Nigeria national team player)
Abby Wambach (USA national team player)
Samar Nassar (Chief Executive Director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016)
Barbara Slater (Director of BBC Sport)
Brigitte Henriques (General Secretary of the French Football Association)
Panel speakers on Diversity for success
Ebru Köksal (FIFA consultant)
Michael Kimmel (Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University)
Donna de Varona (Olympic champion, lead advisor to the EY Women Athletes Business Network)
Felicite Rwemarika (Executive member and chairwoman of the Women’s Football Commission at the Rwandan Football Association)
Annie Zaidi (Founder of the CoachAnnieZ Foundation)
Panel speakers on 2016 FIFA reforms – women’s football and women in football
Sunil Gulati (President of the United States Soccer Federation)
Moya Dodd (FIFA Executive Committee co-opted member)
Sarai Bareman (OFC Deputy General Secretary)
Sylvia Schenk (CAS arbitrator)
Amanda Davies (CNN Sports Anchor/Correspondent)
A FIFA representative