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Commitment from Chairperson 2014-2018

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Mrs Ruth Maphorisa

“I see this as a big opportunity for Botswana and for Africa at large, more especially for women in sports who have been working hard to make their voice heard. IWG encourages women’s participation in sport and requires a conducive environment for women’s involvement in sports.

I commit to implementing and realizing IWG legacies, dating back to Brighton Declaration, working with all women around the world and also making sure the IWG secretariat is producing result. Botswana would like to bring all African states on board so that there is a legacy for Women and Sport beyond 2018 I’m confident that Botswana will do a very good job in hosting IWG and in making sure IWG on Women and Sports is known and heard across all boarders of the world.

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Dr. Carole Oglesby to serve as IWG Co-Chair during quadrennial term 2014 - 2018

Dr. Carole Oglesby
Dr. Oglesby speaking at the 6th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport in Helsinki, Finland in June 2014
Dr. Oglesby at the signing of the Brighton Declaration on Women on Sport by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
The International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) is pleased to announce that one of its long-standing supporters Dr. Carole Oglesby will serve as IWG Co-Chair during the quadrennial term 2014 - 2018. Dr. Oglesby (USA) will be leading the work of the IWG together with IWG Co-Chair Ruth Maphorisa (Botswana).


Dr. Carole Oglesby has a very broad background as athlete, coach, sport administrator, academic, author/researcher, policy maker, networker and advocate, and can be considered as a frontrunner of the women and sport movement in the US, regionally, and globally. She has a long record of working within different sectors to improve the status of women and girls in sport and physical activity internationally.

"I look forward with great anticipation to serving as Co-Chair with Ruth Maphorisa and the other leaders of women sport in Botswana. The spirit and energy around women's sport development is among the most powerful and vibrant forces of our time. We, in the IWG, will surely put these forces to good and effective use", Dr. Oglesby says.

To view the full biographies from the two IWG co-chairs, click here.

Further information:

Dr. Carole Oglesby, IWG Co-Chair 2014 - 2018, oglesbyc1@gmail.com

Ms. Game Mothibi, IWG Secretary General, gmothibi@bnsc.co.bw

The IWG is a global advocacy network that continues to grow with the help of thousands of dedicated women and men worldwide, united by a shared vision: a sustainable sporting culture based on gender equality that enables and values the full involvement of girls and women in every aspect of sport and physical activity.