Meet the Speakers

Dr. Carole Oglesby Ph.D (opening and closing remarks) 

Global advocate and former President of WSI; former WSF Trustee and former Co-Chair of IWG 


Carole Oglesby has been a professor for more than fifty years; 27 of them at Temple University.  She earned a PhD in Kinesiology at Purdue University in 1969 and a PhD in Counseling at Temple University in 1999.  She has held major leadership positions in academic and advocacy organizations in these areas such as International Working Group for Women and Sport, Women’s Sports Foundation, WomenSport International. Carole was principle author/contributor for a UN-DAW monograph entitled ‘Women, Gender Equality and Sport’, translated in four languages and released March 2008.  She published over 50 chapters, articles, essays, and four books or monographs.    

Game Mothibi (live moderator)  

Secretary General of the IWG Secretariat & World Conference 2014 – 2018 (Botswana) 


A founding member of Sport Management Agency, a Consultancy firm based in Botswana. She currently serves as board Chairwoman for Africa Sport Venture Group. She also serves as a Global Executive member of IWG for the term 2018-2022. She is the former Secretary-General of the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) for quadrennial 2014-2018. She is the co-founder of the Women Sport Africa Network She is the founder of women and cricket in Botswana and a founding member of Women and Table tennis in Botswana. She has worked with different sport organizations globally and has formed networks of people who believe in her quality leadership. 

She is women sport leadership alumni and a facilitator for Women Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA). She is also Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) alumni, a Tokyo 2020 legacy Scholarship. She holds Masters in Sport and Olympic Studies from the University of Tsukuba, Japan and a holder of postgraduate Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Huminites, both from University of Botswana. 

Karen Issokson-Silver  

Vice PresidentResearch & Education, Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) 


Karen Issokson-Silver serves as VP, Research & Education at the Women’s Sports Foundation where she oversees proprietary research, program evaluation, and the development of WSF’s new digital educational curriculum. In 2019 she served as Project Co-Director for Coaching Through a Gender Lens: Maximizing Girls’ Play and Potential, and in 2020, was Project Co-Director for WSF’s signature reports, Chasing Equity: The Triumphs, Challenges and Opportunities in Sports for Girls and Women and Keeping Girls in the Game: Factors that Influence Sport Participation. Karen received an M.P.H. from New York University and has spent the past 30 years working in the not-for-profit arena focusing on health, education and social justice. 


Dr. Carol Ewing Garber, Ph.D 

Professor of Biobehavioural Sciences at Colombia University, and Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 


Carol Ewing Garber, Ph.D. is a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Professor of Movement Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, USA., where she also serves as the Director of the Program in Applied (Exercise) Physiology and Director of the EXerT Clinic for Exercise Testing and Prescription. She is a clinical exercise physiologist who studies the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and chronic conditions across the lifespan—from toddlers to older adults—and she works with people living in low-resourced communities and people experiencing domestic violence. 

Dr. Kari Fasting Ph.D 

Past President, WomenSport International (WSI) 


Kari Fasting is a Professor Emerita at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo, Norway. She is past president and a founding member of WomenSport International (WSI) and represented WSI on the International Working Group on Women and Sport (1994-2018). The latest policy initiative she has participated in is the foundation of Safe Sport International (SSI). Her research has been concerned with various interests related to “equality and diversity” in sport, with a focus on sport and exercise in the lives of girls and women. For the past 30 years, her research has been centered on sexual harassment and abuse in sport. 

Diane Huffman  

President, WomenSport International (WSI) 


Diane Huffman is a senior advisor and consultant to the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. She focuses on equitable, fair and safe sports for girls and women. She believes in partnership and collaboration to achieve success. Diane’s community development experience has enabled advocacy groups to challenge policy, promote behaviour change and build opportunities for girls and women both in Canada and in southern Africa. As the president of WSI, Diane is working with a strong team ensuring the strength of WSI is moving an agenda of increasing opportunities for women in leadership and participation in sport. 


Dr. Rosa López de D’Amico Ph.D 

President, International Association of Physical Education (IAPESGW) 


Professor at the Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador, Venezuela. Coordinator of the Research Center EDUFISADRED. She has more than 70 referee papers, 30 books, and 53 chapters in books. In 2007 received the highest research award given by the Venezuelan Council of Universities (CDCHT) as well as the scientific award given by Aragua state (Fonacit). President of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW); Treasurer of the World Association for Sport Management (WASM); Vice President of the International Society for Comparative Studies in Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES); Board member of the International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and Founder President of the Latin America Sport Management Association (ALGEDE).  

Rachel Froggatt 

Secretary General, International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport Secretariat & Conference 2018 – 2022Chief Executive Officer, Women in Sport Aotearoa New Zealand 


Over the past 18 years, Rachel has worked in numerous commercial roles across Formula 1 and other motorsport, football, rugby, golf and athletics. She also has extensive charity experience, through work with the Red Cross and several cancer charities. Over the past six years, Rachel has worked in global advocacy roles, firstly in the disability sector, and for the past two years, women’s sport advocacy. As IWG Secretary General, Rachel is coordinates delivery of the IWG Strategic Plan; manages relationship with global governmental/non-governmental agencies; monitors the IWG Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration; and is leading a team preparing a hybrid edition of the world’s largest gathering of experts at the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport, May 2022. 


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