The second edition of the Ladies in Sports conference (LIS 2017) by Lavie Associates, held on Friday the 9th of June, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos.
In her opening remark, the Independent Chairperson of the Nigeria Women League Board Aisha Falode, echoed the importance of its theme ‘’Developing the Women’s Game.’’
“There could not have been more apt and auspicious time to take a pensive look at the state of affairs of the women’s league than the platform provided by the enigmatic Ladies in Sports Conference as well as its captivating and challenging theme.”
The British High Commissioner, Paul Akwright was in attendance as he presented grants on behalf of the Ladies in Sports team to last season’s three most valuable players of the Nigeria Women Premier League (Rofiat Sule and Alice Ogebe of Rivers Angels as well as Rita Akarekor of Delta Queens). In attendance was his Deputy, Laura Beaufils and the former Head of Politics, Andrew Fleming.
Also featured were the highly anticipated lecture sessions led by award winning UK Producer Benny Bonsu, delivering the first presentation on Globalisation of Women in Sports.
In addition, Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi briefly touched on her experiences and struggles as a female footballer before Ita Bassey, Head of innovation at Nigerian Breweries Plc., addressed Brand Management and Marketing.
Supersport Presenter Mozez Praiz, standing in for Felix Awogu, closed the six-hour programme with his take on Matchday TV Production and Broadcast Rights.
Founder of the Ladies in Sports conference Tega Onojaife, assured that more effort will be put into making this annual event impact more athletes and women in Sports as a whole.
LIS 2017 was proudly supported by the UK High Commission in Nigeria, Promasidor Nigeria, Smooth 98.1 FM Lagos and LadiesMarch Africa.
The next edition is scheduled take place in June 2018.