January 25 – Now entering its fourth year, applications for places in the 2022 #SIGAWomen Global Mentorship Program close in seven days.
The program is expected to be the largest yet with greater global representation than previous years and more mentors than ever.
The program is structured around eight collective digital sessions as well as bilateral sessions. A focal point of the program will again be the annual Women in Sport Leadership Summit which has gone digital to hybrid this year and will be hosted by Mastercard, one of SIGA’s founding members, at its new Technology Hub in Manhattan.
Katie Simmonds, Global COO and #SIGAWomen Managing Director of SIGA, said: “This fourth year will be more important than ever, with more phenomenal female mentors from around the world working in the sports industry joining our growing community of like-minded women. same ideas, all involved. to pave the way for these young women who want to carve out leadership positions.
The mentorship program is fundamentally about providing a platform and opportunity to create more female sports leaders and move towards true gender equity in the boardroom.
The program is not only about acquiring skills and masterclasses, but also about creating lasting networks and sharing experiences.
“This program is all about empowerment, creating leadership pathways for the next generation of female leaders by passing on some of the lessons we’ve learned along the way and providing a safe space to discuss topics you might not. not be comfortable approaching your male boss,” Simmonds says.
SIGA’s agenda is not only about empowering women and changing the discourse on gender equality in sport, but is also rooted in the governance agenda that underpins SIGA.
“I strongly believe that sport governance structures need to evolve in order to ensure diversity and inclusion on boards. We are not just talking about gender equity, but about diversity and inclusion at all levels. Term limits, unconscious bias training, goals, employing recruitment firms with specialized expertise in diversity and inclusion. That’s what it takes to move the needle,” said said Simmonds.
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