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"From the Founder to the Future: The Importance of Women in the Special Olympics Movement" Tuesday, 28 June 2011
The conversation featured a panel of influential leaders in the sports arena discussing current obstacles for girls and women, and how these barriers can be overcome from the point of view of each speaker. While Female athletic participation in Special Olympics is on the rise, attendees discussed some of the best ways to use sports as a tool to promote gender equality and women's empowerment within the Special Olympics movement.
Keynote given by Donna de Varona, Special Olympics International Board co-Chair, World Games Committee, Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist & Sportscaster and Loretta Claiborne