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CEO Emily Robinson shares her experiences on International Women's Day

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CEO Emily Robinson shares her experiences on International Women's Day

For International Women's Day 2022, House of Sport spoke to three female leaders who are based in their offices, including London Sport CEO Emily Robinson, to learn more about the challenges they've overcome and the biases they've faced.

House of Sport is a co-working space in the heart of London with a selection of offices, desks, meeting rooms and event space available for charities dedicated to sport and physical activity.

Below is a short selection of Emily's answers, you can read the full blog here.

Q. What the most important thing about International Women's Day to you?

Emily Robinson: “It’s an opportunity to celebrate the great achievements of women and a reminder to stay angry that the journey to equality has a long way to go.”

Q. Have you experienced bias during your career and how did you respond?

ER: “I have experienced sexism in my career. Generally, I have found that it was more prevalent when I was younger, the idea that as a 'pushy young woman' I should have 'known my place' or 'stayed in my lane'.

"Sometimes you need to hold your ground and be prepared to advocate for your ideas and sometimes it’s fine to leave that environment and go to the place you can do your best work.”

Read more from Emily, Women in Sport's Stephanie Hilborne OBE and DMC Sport co-founder Louise Gale, on the House of Sport blog: available here.

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