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On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, EuroLeague Basketball asks the question: What is the status of gender equity at the highest level of European professional basketball?

To get the answer, the new documentary “Table Talk: Women in Sports” brings together four female leaders in their fields for an informal conversation to discuss, at both a personal and professional level, their roles in four sectors of the basketball community. 

Roser Queralto, the Chief Business Officer at Euroleague Basketball, hosts the discussion in her native Barcelona while sharing her own opinions and experiences in the league from its founding in 2000 until today.

Une Marija Jurkstaite, from Zalgiris Kaunas, provides her views as the Chief Business Officer of the signature EuroLeague club in a basketball-obsessed market, Lithuania.

Sukran Albayrak, a former Turkish national basketball player who is now a TV sports presenter at BeIN Media Group, brings anecdotes from her careers both on and off the court.

Anne Panther, from Germany, offers her unique vision as the only current female referee in Euroleague Basketball. 

Together, their conversation sheds new light on the vital importance of women in the basketball business environment – and on the opportunities and challenges that they face.