The IWG announces new Global Executive team and reveals a new global brandmark representing collaboration, connectivity and unity
Photo: Raewyn Lovett, IWG Co-Chair – New Zealand
The International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport has today announced the new line-up for its IWG Global Executive team, naming 12 senior international leaders based in Botswana, Japan, the USA, Finland, Venezuela, Switzerland, Norway, Zambia, Mali and New Zealand. All are well-known experts in their fields and deeply committed to gender equity in sport and physical activity.
The new IWG Global Executive consists of:
- Raewyn Lovett, ONZM: representing the current IWG New Zealand Secretariat 2018 – 2022
- Ruth Maphorisa: representing the former IWG Botswana Secretariat 2014 – 2018
- Dr Rosa López de D’Amico: representing the International Association of Physical Education for Girls & Women (IAPESGW)
- Kari Fasting: representing WomenSport International (WSI)
- Matilda Mwaba (Africa)
- Karen Morrison (Americas)
- Etsuko Ogasawara Ph.D (Asia)
- Niina Toroi (Europe)
- Lilamani De Soysa (international sport relations and development)
- Game Mothibi (former IWG Botswana Secretary General 2014 – 2018)
- Fiona Allan, ONZM (global Paralympic Movement)
- Dienebou Sanogo (Conference for Francophonie Sports and Youth Ministries – CONFEJES)
The IWG is currently seeking a representative to take the role of Oceania Regional Representative.
Raewyn Lovett, New Zealand Co-Chair of the IWG, said: “Globally, sport and physical activity for women and girls is going through a period of unprecedented change. Since being established in 1994, the IWG has always attracted an exceptional group of international leaders across gender equity in sport and physical activity. The new IWG Global Executive will help us navigate the current environment and together, we plan to galvanise the network and help to drive sustainable change.”
The IWG Global Executive announcement came as a new IWG global brandmark was also revealed. The symbol is proud and iconic, whilst still fluid and elegant. The stylised “W” symbol represents collaboration, connectivity and unity, and celebrates the dynamism and energy at the heart of the organisation. It is also reminiscent of a set of wings, representing a global network set to take flight in coming years. The concept was developed by independent New Zealand creative agency, Bob’s Your Uncle, working in collaboration with the IWG New Zealand Secretariat and the IWG Global Executive.
New Zealand took over as host nation for the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport Secretariat & Conference 2018-2022 in October. Alongside delivering the administrative function for the network, New Zealand will host the 8th IWG World Conference, Auckland 2022.
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