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Women In Sport Summit 2024: Speaker Spotlight


Taking place on July 24 at The Star Gold Coast, the Women In Sport Summit 2024 sport’s most influential leaders come together to inform, engage, and inspire all those in or aspiring to be part of the sports industry. Our esteemed lineup of speakers have worked in leading global and domestic organisations, and are influential leaders in levelling the playing field for women in sport.


With more speaker announcements to come, be sure to connect with Ministry of Sport on social media below.

Ilene Hauser – Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Relations – Los Angeles Sparks

Don’t miss an exclusive session with the Vice President of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, as she reflects on the importance of relationships within the sports industry.
Ilene’s remarkable journey in women’s basketball, from her pioneering days with the Phoenix Mercury to her dynamic role at Nike shaping vital WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) partnerships, exemplifies the power of connecting people and ideas to foster innovation and growth in the sports industry.

Charlotte Offord – General Manager – NFL Australia and New Zealand

Charlotte has been a driving force behind the NFL’s incredible growth in the Asia Pacific, from the launch of a new academy to the potential of hosting a game, and the surge in grassroots popularity. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear Charlotte’s insights on American sport and finance.

Lizzie Welborn – Professional Surf Ironwoman/Co-Founder of KaMana Community

A professional Surf Ironwoman since the age of 16, Lizzie has plenty of athletic achievements, including representing Australia, competing in 9 professional series’ and consistently placing in the top 3 in the Nutri-Grain Series and the Summer of Surf Series. In 2023, Lizzie co-founded KaMana Community alongside Harriet Brown to empower female athletes, and have delivered over 75 workshops, educating over 1800 girls on body confidence, relationships with food, and menstrual health. We’re thrilled to have Lizzie join our High Performance discussion panel.

Karren Rogers – Sports Media Partnerships Lead – Meta

Looking to up your social media game? As the Sports Media Partnerships Lead at Meta, Karren is perfectly placed to speak on commercial opportunities and social media insights, particularly as they affect women in sport.

Andrew Stark – President, World Surf League Asia Pacific

Currently managing major WSL events, including the Championship Tour, Challenger Series and Pathway Tours, and formerly the CEO of Surfing Australia, Andrew is a veteran of sports administration. Hear about WSL’s groundbreaking achievement in being the first Northern American sports league to offer equal prize money, as well as their commitment to equal opportunity, media exposure, and grassroots programs.

Secure Your Tickets Now

To hear from this wonderful lineup of speakers, gain actionable insights, network with professionals, and be part of a community driving the future of sports, grab your tickets to the Women In Sport Summit 2024 before they sell out!


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