On 20 and 21 of April, the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC) organised its National Launching Event and a follow up workshop “Unlocking the Potential of Leaders" to promote gender equality within the framework of the GAMES project which aims to foster structural and cultural changes regarding gender equality in leadership and decision-making positions among NOCs and their member federations.
A wide range of stakeholders, including representatives of national and regional sports organisations, as well as policy makers, participated in the National Launching Event. BOIC President Jean-Michel Saive opened the event, which featured keynote speakers such as Ingrid Berghman, Dominique Monami and Annamarie Phelps and a panel discussion to empowerment women in sport.
Notably, Gwenda Stevens, president of the Royal Belgian Rowing Federation and Jean-Pierre Delchef, president of the Wallonia-Brussels Basketball Association, both members of BOIC’s Gender Equity Commission presented BOIC’s National Action Plan, its objectives and the opportunities to moving forward on gender equality. Accordingly,
The National Launching Event was followed up by a workshop “Unlocking the Potential of Leaders” organised to empower the communication and leadership skills of women operating in sport federations in Belgium today.