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Madeleine Pape

University of Lausanne
Switzerland

Madeleine Pape (PhD, OLY) is a gender and inclusion specialist at the International Olympic Committee, where she is leading the work to roll out the IOC’s Framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations. Dr. Pape is a former 800m runner who represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2009 World Championships. Since competing against Caster Semenya in 2009, she has participated in public discussion and published extensively on the topic of inclusion in women’s sport. Dr. Pape obtained her PhD in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne, where she specializes in the gender politics of international sports governance and the under-representation of women in sports leadership roles.

Madeleine Pape's

Sessions

  • Social Change
    Social Change
    Proactive Approach To Gender Inclusive Sport
    Look beyond eligibility regulations as the only approach and explore proactive policy interventions that can foster gender inclusive sport.

    Participants will uncover three areas from which to develop concrete practices: education programming; facilitating solidarity; and fostering grassroots access.

    Session Title: Gender Inclusive Sport: Proactive Policy making Beyond Science and Regulation

    Hybrid session
    3:30pm - 4:15pm
    Social Change

    Participants will uncover three areas from which to develop concrete practices: education programming; facilitating solidarity; and fostering grassroots access.

    Session Title: Gender Inclusive Sport: Proactive Policy making Beyond Science and Regulation

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Human Rights
    visibility & voice

    Participants will uncover three areas from which to develop concrete practices: education programming; facilitating solidarity; and fostering grassroots access.

    Session Title: Gender Inclusive Sport: Proactive Policy making Beyond Science and Regulation

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Human Rights
  • Leadership
    Leadership
    Leadership in International Sports Federations
    Discuss the under-representation of women in the governance of international sports federations (IFs).

    This will include considering the opportunities, challenges and strengths/weaknesses of different policies including quotas, women’s commissions, and mentoring programmes. This workshop builds on a research project funded by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation.

    Session Title: Best practices to foster gender equality in leadership positions of international sports federations

    Hybrid session
    9:15am - 10:00am
    Leadership

    This will include considering the opportunities, challenges and strengths/weaknesses of different policies including quotas, women’s commissions, and mentoring programmes. This workshop builds on a research project funded by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation.

    Session Title: Best practices to foster gender equality in leadership positions of international sports federations

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Integrity
    visibility & voice

    This will include considering the opportunities, challenges and strengths/weaknesses of different policies including quotas, women’s commissions, and mentoring programmes. This workshop builds on a research project funded by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation.

    Session Title: Best practices to foster gender equality in leadership positions of international sports federations

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Integrity

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