Business Events Montréal is thrilled to announce a win: the inaugural three editions of Everything in Sport Women’s Edition North America, a ground-breaking emerging sporting congress, will take place in Montréal in 2024, 2025 and 2026. With a mandate to transform how women’s sports are viewed, first in North America, then the world, this congress is the start of something great — and it’s happening in Montréal.
The challenges faced by pro women’s sport
It was made clear in the 2022 Rally Report that women’s sports struggle for a place at the professional table.
Sadly, among the 35,000 hours of broadcasted sports in 2014, only 4% featured women’s sport. More recently, 85% of respondents of a Léger survey stated they were lacking female role models and ambassadors in positions of power in the sport world.
The uncomfortable reality is that the current system is flawed: it’s failing to provide girls and women with access to safe, quality sport as participants and as leaders. “Sport has the power to unite and inspire us,” reads the report. “For girls, women and gender-diverse people, sport can be transformative, but only when they have equitable opportunities to engage in quality, safe sport.”
It’s time to make a change.