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iSPORTCONNECT Reveal Jury For 2021 Influential Women In Sport List

March 1, 2021

iSPORTCONNECT are delighted to reveal our jury for this year’s 2021 Influential Women In Sport List.

Following a whole host of nominations from you, our iSPORTCONNECT community, the jury will be providing their own opinions from the shortlist to bring together the final top ten, which will be released on International Women’s Day next Monday, March 8th.

We would like to give a massive thank you to the jury for giving their time to be part of this and are incredibly grateful to them for doing so.

Without further ado, here is our jury:

Ebru Köksal

A football and finance forerunner, Ebru Köksal, Chair of Women in Football, has a portfolio of Board and advisory roles including as senior advisor at J Stern &Co, INED at Doublepass BV, MNT Healthcare and the Professional Footballers Association. She is passionate about gender equality and building a better future for female leaders.

Seema Jaswal

You will currently find Seema presenting the Premier League’s global Match-Day Live coverage, ITV’s international football, BBC Snooker‘s Triple Crown events and the Premier League on Amazon Prime UK. Seema has presented a multitude of sports and covered some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments, including the 2020 UEFA Champions League for CBS Sports, the 2019 Cricket World Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Fredda Hurwitz

Fredda is a proud mum (human and furry) and a seasoned strategic global brand marketer (25+ years), whose experience is rooted in sports & entertainment, sponsorship & partnerships, employee and brand engagement for agencies, brands and rights holder. She’s the Founder & Chief Nut of Gingernut Thinking, a DC-based consultancy, working with SMEs, non-profits and agencies to help solve their marketing challenges and better articulate their “why”. Fredda is a regular contributor to the marketing press and a passionate supporter of causes focused on advancing access and understanding for children who are neurodiverse.  

Simon Chadwick

Professor Simon Chadwick is a researcher, writer, academic, consultant and speaker with more than twenty-five years experience in the global sport industry. Chadwick is Director of Eurasian Sport at emlyon business school (based in Paris & Shanghai), a global-top-50 ranked, triple accredited business school. He is also Professor of the Eurasian Sport Industry and Director of CESI – the Centre for Eurasian Sport. 

Lingling Liu

Dr. Lingling Liu is the Managing Director of China Sport Business Consulting Co., a boutique sports consulting firm based in Beijing and operating worldwide that provides strategic communication and sports marketing services.

Anna Lockwood

Anna Lockwood is  an experienced media industry executive specialising in broadcasting and sports. She is currently the Head of Global Sales for Telstra Broadcast Services.

Tim Crow

Tim is an Advisor, Investor and Non Executive Director who has worked within the sporting space for over 30 years, most prominently in the area of sports marketing and sponsorship.


Our eighth and final jury member consists of our very own Beth Hushon, Ben Page and Taruka Srivastava, joining forces to provide a vote on behalf of iSPORTCONNECT.

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