Mrs. Cathy Morton, CEO of Activly Sports Ghana, a sports events organizer and women’s sports advocate will be one of the main speakers at the maiden Women’s Sports Empowerment Colloquium on Wednesday December 4 at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports stadium.
Mrs. Morton is race director of the Millennium Marathon and chief organiser of the Kiddie Mile Races.
The colloquium which is under the auspices of Women Sports Association of Ghana (WOSPAG), the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), National Sports Authority (NSA) and the Women In Sports Association (WISA) will also feature Ms. Odelia Ntiamoah, also a consultant in sports.
The Women Sports Association of Ghana (WOSPAG) event, which is on the theme “Gender advocacy and empowerment,” is expected to bring to women within the sports fraternity together and is aimed at equipping them with knowledge of the tenets of the various sporting federations.
It is also expected to whip up their interest in taking up leadership positions within the federations which would enable them influence decision.
President of WOSPAG, Mrs Joyce Mahama, told the media it was time women took up some sensitive positions within the sporting fraternity in order to make an impact.
She said women are involved in sporting disciplines like football, volleyball, athletics, handball among others, but either make no or minimal impact at the decision making level.
Mrs Mahama said women need to be empowered and encouraged to take up leadership positions, adding that “I believe most of them shy away from such positions.”
According to her, women need to be encouraged to join the sporting fraternity and it should be done intentionally and purposefully.
Mrs Mahama urged women to participate in the colloquium to broaden their knowledge in sports and also boost their interest in taking up various positions within the sporting fraternity.