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Judy Murray added to line-up for new Leaders event

Leaders has announced that Judy Murray, team captain of Britain’s Fed Cup women’s tennis squad, will speak at the forthcoming Leaders Meet: The Game Changers event.

The new event, exploring the growth in women’s sport and the contribution of women working in sport around the world, will take place on May 21 at Stamford Bridge, home of English Premier League football champion Chelsea, in London.

The stage will host a range of influential men and women from the global sports industry including Murray (pictured), mother of men’s world No.3 Andy Murray; president of the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team, Irina Pavlova; Sunderland football club chief executive, Margaret Byrne; and Barclays head of global sponsorship and partnerships, Nathan Homer.

The speakers will address 300 of the most senior ‘game changers’ from around the world, covering topics such as: opportunities for women to reach and succeed at the top of the sports industry, how brands target and interact with women through sport and the growth and development of women’s sport.

Judy Murray said: “This is a topic that I am extremely passionate about so I am delighted to be speaking at Leaders Meet: The Game Changers. Profiling and recognition of successful females in the sports industry is vital and everyone (men included) need to pull together in order for us to make improvements in all aspects of women’s sport. Leaders are taking a powerful step in moving this industry forward and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

The event, which is sponsored by Barclays, will be streamed live on SportBusiness.com.