City Business Network delivers successful ‘Women of Influence’ event

8th March 2022

Swansea City hosted the ‘Women of Influence’ City Business Network (CBN) event earlier today (March 8) in association with Ministry of Furniture.

The breakfast networking event was held in celebration of International Women’s Day at the Stadium.

ITV Wales sports reporter Beth Fisher hosted the event and was joined by two panels of influential people who work within the sporting industry. The first panel included Swansea City's head of commercial, Rebecca Edwards-Symmons, alongside Swansea City Ladies team manager Ian Owen and Lowri Roberts, head of women’s football at the Football Association of Wales.

This panel discussed their journeys within a male-dominated environment, imposter syndrome and the importance of allies and support systems.

The second panel consisted of Wales Women's national team manager Gemma Grainger, Wales Women’s rugby captain Siwan Lillicrap and Katy Hosford, who plays for Swansea City Ladies.

This panel discussed how they inspire internally and externally whilst fighting for equality, what men’s sport can learn from women’s sport and their own personal journeys. The panel followed up with tips and tricks they have learnt that could help everyone who was in attendance.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Swansea City has teamed up with the Swansea City AFC Foundation and the Football Association of Wales to provide complimentary tickets to girls football teams. We hope to inspire the next generation of girls footballers and we look forward to welcoming them to the Stadium.

Click the play icon at the top of the page to watch the best bits of today's event.

The next City Business Network event will be announced in due course.

If you are interested in becoming a CBN member, you can email or call 07983474205.