Summit focuses on Change in Action for Women + Girls

13 October 2020

The Sport NZ Women + Girls Summit 2020 may be over, but the conversations sparked, momentum gained and value and visibility for Women + Girls in physical activity that was sparked by this event need to be here to stay. If you missed the live event, or want to re-watch the incredible speakers and panels, you can catch up on the full programme for each of the three days through the recordings below. 

The Women + Girls Summit 2020 was a free event run by Sport NZ in partnership with Women in Sport Aotearoa and The Shift Foundation

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"Change in Action" was the theme of this year's three-day Summit, and each afternoon session was themed around a pillar of the National Strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation – leadership, participation and value and visibility.  

  • Day One of the Summit focused on opportunities and challenges for women when it comes to addressing the leadership imbalance in play, active recreation and sport.
  • Day Two focused on participation and investigated the opportunities and challenges for women and girls within play, active recreation and sport.
  • Day Three focused on value and visibility, emphasizing how play, active recreation and sport can improve overall support for women and girls. 

Summit 2020 was a digital-physical hybrid, and Sport Wellington was one of three regional partners hosting in-personal Regional Event for local stakeholders. Over 70 participants gathered in the Harbourside Function Centre to engage with the Leadership-focused content of Day 1 in-person; to network and build connections; and to champion the Kaupapa of leadership, participation, value and visibility.

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Catch up on Summit 2020

Watch the full recordings below, or skip to the content highlights for each day. 

Day One - Leadership

 Day One content highlights include:

  • Mihi whakatau, delivered by Kura and Alishia Moeahu, mana whenua representatives of Te Atiawa Taranaki Whānui in Te Whanganui ā Tara (0:00 – 4:00).
  • Welcome and Update from Sport New Zealand, delivered by Peter Miskimmin, Chief Executive of Sport New Zealand (11:26 – 26:55).
  • Leadership Keynote Address, delivered by Mavis Mullins MNZM, Māori agribusiness icon and esteemed business leader (26:56 – 55.35).
  • Leadership Panel Session, facilitated by Robyn Cockburn and including Jo Cribb, Hannah Chapman-Carr, Andrew Corkill, Alanna Irving and Bernadette Tovio (55:36 – 01:48).

Day Two - Participation 

 Day Two content highlights include:

  • Participation Keynote Address, delivered by Chyloe Kurdas, former elite AFL player turned Australian sports administrator (7:20 – 27:10).
  • Sport NZ Update, delivered by Laura Menzies, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Sport NZ (27:10 – 39:10).
  • Special Panel, discussing the experiences of Muslim women in play, active recreation and sport in Aotearoa, featuring Professor Holly Thorpe, Dr Nida Ahmad, Ola Shahin and Dr Noha Nasef (39:10 – 1:03:30).
  • Participation Panel One, facilitated by Sarah Cowley-Ross and featuring Nicole Dunn, Simone Spencer and Megan Grayson. This panel was aimed at ‘system influencers’ and was attended by those interested in learning about participation strategies and the impact of coaching (1:11:00 – 1:48:00).
  • Participation Panel Two, facilitated by Fran McEwen and featuring Charissa Barham, Wendy Trolove and Bailey Te Maipi. This panel was aimed at ‘direct deliverers’ and was attended by those interested in non-traditional delivery of sport for women and girls (1:48:00 – 2:26:40).
  • Sharing session, facilitated by Esther Bukholt and including Robyn Cockburn, Simone Spencer and our MCs, Rikki Swannell and Kirstie Stanway (2:26:40 – 2:38:31).

Day Three - Value and Visibility

 Day Three content highlights include:

  • Value & Visibility Keynote Address, delivered by Craig Spence, Chief Brand and Communications Officer at the International Paralympic Committee (07:30 – 29:30).
  • Sport NZ update, delivered By Jennah Wootten, General Manager, Partnerships and Communications (29:30 – 45:30)
  • Launch of the Sport NZ Media Analysis, delivered by Phil Clark, Group Media Manager and Sport NZ and Ngaire Crawford, at iSentia (45:30 – 1:06:30)
  • Panel One, facilitated by Zoe George, focussed on the social and economic benefit of bringing the 2023 FIFA World Cup to Aotearoa (1:06:30 – 1:45:50)
  • Panel Two, facilitated aby Rachel Froggatt focussed on an immediate reaction to the research by Newshub, NZME, Radio NZ and Stuff (1:45:50 – 2:19:47)
  • Sharing session, moderated by Robyn Cockburn (2:19:20 – 2:26:50).
  • Special Extra > bathrooms in sporting facilities, a chat with Zoe George about her national campaign (2:33:35 – 2:40:00).

Find out more

Women + Girls Summit 2020 Digital Hub

  • Agenda
  • Speakers background
  • Programming teams 
  • Content Hub

Advocating for Women + Girls | Sport NZ

  • Government Strategy
  • Commitment Progress
  • Building cultural inclusion in active recreation and sport report
  • Funding 
  • Resources
  • Gender Insights

Women In Sport Aotearoa

  • Insight Hub 
  • International Working Group on Women and Sport 2018-2022
  • Programmes 

The Shift Foundation

  • Podcast
  • EmpowerHER 2020
  • Impact stories
  • Framework and workshops
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