women in sport

Airbnb's Maria Cuba: “The Olympic Games Are a Global Stage to Show That Women Belong at the Top”

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In the latest interview in our series highlighting the fight for gender equality, Maria Cuba, Senior Diversity and Belonging Business Partner at Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb, talks about the company’s ongoing initiatives to nurture female talent and enable women to move into senior roles.

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In the latest interview in our series highlighting the fight for gender equality, Maria Cuba, Senior Diversity and Belonging Business Partner at Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb, talks about the company’s ongoing initiatives to nurture female talent and enable women to move into senior roles.

IOC Young Leader Rohith Maradapa: “It's the Right of Every Woman to Reach Her Potential”

In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rohith Maradapa about his efforts to provide mentorship and sporting opportunities for underprivileged girls and boys in India.
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Rohith Maradapa has always had strong female role models in his life. One of his grandmothers reported on cricket for a magazine in the 1950s. The other captained her college basketball team. And his mother is a leading expert in nutrition. But each of them still faced hurdles due to the societal expectations of women in India.

Recognising the gender bias that still exists, Maradapa – an international rower for India – established Just Play India with support from the IOC Young Leaders programme and Worldwide Olympic Partner Panasonic.

Anita Defrantz: “It Was One of Those Moments That Changed the World”

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The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, was a landmark moment for the global agenda for gender equality. It also proved a significant turning point for women’s sport, with the ground-breaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action recognising the vital role that sport plays in the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.

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The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, was a landmark moment for the global agenda for gender equality. It also proved a significant turning point for women’s sport, with the ground-breaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action recognising the vital role that sport plays in the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.

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