12th-16th October 2020

The Athens Women's Football Online Summit 2020

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Women's Football Is Serious Business

It’s Time for a True Commitment to Invest in and Grow

the Women’s Beautiful Game!

The Athens Women’s Football Summit (AthensWFS) is part of the fight to nurture positive social change and achieve women’s equal footing in football.

It is a gathering with the purpose of promoting diversity and true inclusion of women in the sport, building an international consensus around the goals and means to be pursued, and fostering global investment opportunities in women’s football – all while equipping attendees with the skills, confidence and contacts that they need to continue pushing forward.

Summit Team

Summit Hosts

Summit Speakers

Learn from today’s top Football Industry Leaders from around the world, who want to see the Women’s Beautiful Game grow on and off the pitch. 

Professional International Football Coach & FIFA Legend

Director Women‘s Football at the Swiss Football Association

General Manager at Lewes FC​

2x World cup Winner & Olympic Gold Medalist

Chair of Women in Football

Owner of Holland Football University

World Cup Winner & Olympic Gold Medalist​

Former Canada Int'l Footballer Olympic Bronze Medalist, 3x World Cup

Elected Director at Lewes Football Club

Women's Football Historian & Author

Vice President of Business Development at NWSL

Founder of Universal Soccer Academy

Head Coach Houston Dash NWSL​​

Director, Global Partnerships - North America Region at VfL Wolfsburg

General Manager at Sky Blue FC

FIFA Legend World Cup Winner

Program Specialist, US Department of State

Chief Marketing Officer at Houston Dynamo

Head of Women's Football at CONCACAF

Former England International Footballer, Ambassador, LCFC Women

Global Corporate Learning & Education Cloud General Manager at Microsoft

VP, Marketing & Communications Houston Dash / Dynamo

Founder: The Sports Bra Project

Pay TV Executive Director Forthnet

CEO, FK Sarajevo

Professional Football Player, Agia paraskevi FC

UEFA Consultant in Women’s Football Development Program

Founder & Director at Girl Power Organisation

Former Professional Footballer

Founder of Hestia FC

Founder of The African Sports Network

Founder of Chitral Women's Sports Club

Former International Footballer & Coach

2x World cup winner, Euro Champ Asst manager, VFL Wolfsburg Frauen

Brand Partnerships Lead, Consumer Apps Google​​

Author, Brand-Building expert Gender Equality Thought Leader

Founder of Ksirius Football Management


Moderators

Soccer Commentator for New York City FC and Host, SiriusXM FC

Elected Director at Lewes Football Club

Soccer Commentator, Fox Sports and the Philadelphia Union

Suzy Wrack Sport Writer for The Guardian

Co-Founder at Her Football Hub

Global Executive Director at COPA90​

Business Development Officer Football For Humanity​

Associate Professor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Professional Football Footballer at Paris Saint-Germain

Author of Raised a Warrior

Founder of Equalizer Soccer

Full Schedule

Day 1: Monday 12th October 2020

Eastern Time Zone

Session

Moderators & Speakers

  • 09:30 - 10:00
  • Welcome To The 2020 Online Athens Women's Football Summit
Moderator: Shon Osimbo

Sports Broadcaster

Marios Christos Sfantos

Co-Founder​ of AthensWFS

Agisilaos Toumazatos

Co-Founder​ of AthensWFS

Amy Wanday

Founder of The African Sports Network

Alessandro Giaccobe

Global Corporate Learning & Education Cloud General Manager at Microsoft

  • 10:15 - 11:00
  • Panel Session: Legends sharing their thoughts about the future of Women's Football.
Moderator: Shon Osimbo

Sports Broadcaster

Carolina Morace

Professional International Football Coach

Gilberto Silva

FIFA Legend World Cup Winner

Emile Heskey

Former England International Footballer

  • 12:30 - 13:00
  • Conversation with Sabrina Buljubasic
Ed Bowers

Founder of Education2Sport.

Sabrina Buljubasic

CEO, FK Sarajevo​

Day 2: Tuesday 13th October 2020

Eastern Time Zone​

Session

Moderators & Speakers

  • 10:00 - 10:45
  • Panel Session: Women Leaders in the Beautiful Game.
Moderator: Susie Petruccelli

Author of Raised a Warrior​

Tatjana Haenni

Director Women‘s Football at the Swiss Football Association​

Ebru Koksal

Chair of Women in Football​

  • 11:15 - 11:45
  • Conversation with Karina LeBlanc
Carmelina Moscato

Former Canada Int'l Footballer Olympic Bronze Medalist

Karina LeBlanc

Head of Women's Football at CONCACAF​

  • 12:15 - 13:00
  • Panel Session: Clubs Driving the Growth of Women’s Football
Moderator: Glenn Crooks

Soccer Commentator & Host, SiriusXM FC​

Alyse LaHue

General Manager at Sky Blue FC​

Ariane Hingst

2x World cup winner & VFL Wolfsburg Frauen ​

  • 13:30 - 14:15
  • Panel Session: Equality in the Football Industry
Moderator: Dr. Donna de Haan

Associate Professor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences​

Khalida Popal

Founder & Director at Girl Power Organisation

Maggie Murphy

General Manager at Lewes FC​​

Sarah Dwyer-Shick

Founder: The Sports Bra Project

Day 3: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Eastern Time Zone​

Session

Moderators & Speakers

  • 10:15 - 10:45
  • Panel Session: Sponsorship in the Women's Game
Moderator: Jeff Kassouf

Founder of Equalizer Soccer

Lindsay Barenz

Vice President of Business Development at NWSL

Jan Twete

Director, Global Partnerships at VFL Wolfsburg​

Jackie Truong​​

Brand Partnerships Lead, Consumer Apps Google​​

  • 11:15 - 12:00
  • Panel Session: Media & Broadcasting in Women's Football
Moderator: Georgia Goulding

Co-Founder at Her Football Hub​

Suzy Wrack

Sport Writer for The Guardian

Zac Emmons

VP, Marketing & Communications Houston Dash / Dynamo​

Katerina Kaskanioti

Pay TV Executive Director Forthnet

  • 12:15 - 13:00
  • Conversation with Shannon MacMillan
Ashleigh Huffman

Program Specialist US Department of State

Shannon MacMillan

World Cup Winner & Olympic Gold Medalist​

  • 13:30 - 14:15
  • Panel Session: Marketing & Branding in Women's Game
Moderator: Charlie Dobres

Elected Director at Lewes Football Club​

Katie Sarantakes Scallan

Chief Marketing Officer at Houston Dynamo​

Karen Dobres

Elected Director at Lewes Football Club​

Gill Whitty-Collins

Author, Brand-Building expert Gender Equality Thought Leader

Day 4: Thursday 15th October 2020

Eastern Time Zone​

Session

Moderators & Speakers

  • 10:00 - 10:45
  • Panel Session: Coaching in the Women's Game
Moderator: Glenn Crooks

Soccer Commentator & Host, SiriusXM FC​

Carolina Morace

Professional International Football Coach

James Clarkson

Head Coach Houston Dash NWSL​​​

  • 11:15 - 12:00
  • Conversation with James Galanis
Ed Bowers

Founder of Education2Sport.​

James Galanis

Founder of Universal Soccer Academy

  • 12:30 - 13:15
  • Panel Session: The Player's Voice
Moderator: Arianna Criscione

Professional Football Footballer-at Paris Saint-Germain

Niki Michalopoulou

Professional Football Player, Agia paraskevi FC

Anne Maarit Mäkinen

Former Professional Footballer

  • 13:45 - 14:30
  • Panel Session: Player Representation in the Women's Game
Moderator: Panagiota Betty Tufariello

Attorney & CEO Intellectulaw

Paulo Jorge Verissimo

Founder of Ksirius Football Management

Tijana Zivkovic

International Sports Lawyer

Day 5: Friday 16th October 2020

Eastern Time Zone​

Session

Moderators & Speakers

  • 08:45 - 9:30
  • Conversation with Gail Newsham
Moderator: Georgia Goulding

Co-Founder at Her Football Hub​

Gail Newsham

Women's Football Historian & Author

  • 10:00 - 10:20
  • Key Note: Mary Kok-Willemsen
Mary Kok-Willemsen

Owner of Holland Football University​

  • 10:50 - 11:35
  • Panel Session: Changing Lives Through Women’s Football
Moderator: Johnny Collins

Business Development Officer Football For Humanity​​

Karishma Ali

Founder of Chitral Women's Sports Club

Katerina Salta

Founder of Hestia FC​

Katayoun Khosrowyar ​

Former International Footballer & Coach​

  • 12:05 - 12:50
  • Conversation with Michelle Akers
JP Dellacamera

Soccer Commentator, Fox Sports and the Philadelphia Union

Michelle Akers

2x World cup Winner & Olympic Gold Medalist

 

 

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