Thank you for an incredible seminar at the Cultural Centre Hanaholmen in Espoo!

Watch the recording from the seminar

Watch the recording

Let’s be better: Changing the culture of sport – Leadership, diversity and gender in sport 19.9.23

Date: 19th September 2023
Place: Hanaholmen Kulturcentrum för Sverige och Finland (Hanasaarenranta 5, 02100 Espoo)
Registration: 7.8-10.9.2023

Finlands Svenska Idrott and National Council of Women of Finland together with National Broadcasting Company Yle Sport and Hanaholmen – Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre welcome you to a seminar about leadership, diversity and gender in sport.

The seminar is held September 19th from 10 a.m. (breakfast 9 a.m. for those participating on location) to 3 p.m. in the Cultural Centre Hanaholmen in Espoo and live streaming. The program is in English.

We have guest speakers from athletes Swedish football player Lotta Schelin and researchers such as Joanna Harper (researcher in transgender in sport and adviser to the IOC). As a guest invited by US Embassy in Finland we will get acquainted with Val Ackerman, Commissioner of the BIG EAST Conference, The founding President of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Click here to open the program. Changes to the program may occur.

We kindly welcome you to join!


  • On location 25€ (includes breakfast & lunch)
  • Online participation is free of charge
The possibility of financial support

We are aware that not everyone has the opportunity to participate in the event due to financial reasons, even if they would like to do so. Because of this, you can request an exemption from the participation fee by sending an email with a short explanation. Email by 9.9.2023 to apply for a possible exemption from the participation fee.


Deadline for registration is 10.9.2023

To the registration


Hanasaari’s facilities are well suited for guests with different kind of disabilities.

Availability statement in Swedish (link)
Availability statement in Finnish (link)


The Let’s be better – seminar follows the principles of a safer space. Everyone is partly responsible for creating a safer space. Let people be themselves.

If you’re taking photos, make sure it’s appropriate for anyone who is recognizable in the photo.

If you are pointed out about your behavior, do not trivialize it, but take it into account in the future. We all make mistakes sometimes and learn from them. Persons behaving inappropriately can be removed by the organizer. 

Feel free to contact the event organizers if you need help or need support in problem situations. At the Let’s be better – seminar Tarja Krum (+358 40 621 2560, is functioning as the event’s responsible safeguarding officer. 

For more information

Tarja Krum

Sustainability Manager
Finlands Svenska Idrott

+35840 621 2560

En svartvit bild på Henrika Backlund som ler mot kameran.
Henrika Backlund

General Secretary
Finlands Svenska Idrott

+35840 663 3269