SIGA to host special session in Paris focussing on gender equality, March 7  

March 2 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is to hold a one-day conference focusing on gender equality on March 7 in Paris, the day before International Women’s Day.

The Special Session, titled ‘Good governance in sport –  Piercing the gender glass ceiling’, will bring together key people working across this issue and “will include testimonies from a number of leading women in sport and outline initiatives from organisations paving the way in equality,” said SIGA.

At the special session SIGA will announce the development of a worldwide mentorship programme to support and encourage young female leaders in sport.

Good governance in sport is a key area for SIGA and part of its Core Principles on Sport Integrity and Universal Standards on Good Governance in Sport. Diversity, gender equality and anti-discrimination are central to the good governance principles.

Speakers at the Paris special session include:

Anne-Laure Bonnet, TV Presenter BeIN Sports

Annette Knott, Secretary General of the Trinidad & Tobago National Olympic Committee

Angela Melo, Director Policies and Programmes at UNESCO

Arnaud Richard, President, French National Olympic Academy

Densign White, CEO, International Mixed Martial Arts Federation

Ebru Köksal, UEFA Consultant & Senior Advisor at J. Stern & Co

Emmanuel Macedo de Medeiros, CEO, SIGA

Jane Lute, President & CEO of the Council on Cyber Security and former US Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security

Katie Simmonds, Director of Sports Governance and Financial Integrity, ICSS INSIGHT & SIGA Team

Ling-Ling Nie, Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, Panasonic

Manon Fiorot, Athlete & World Champion, French Mixed Martian Arts Federation

Mohammed Hanzab, Chairman, ICSS

Moya Dodd, Board Member of the Australian Football Federation & Vice President of the Asian Football Federation and Former Member of FIFA Executive Committee

Paola Ottonello, Policy Office for Gender Equality in Sport at the European Commission

Patricia Costantini, Founder, Egalsport

Patricia Moyersoen, Lawyer, President of the Association of International Football Lawyers & Member of Women in Sports Law.

Shellie Pfohl, CEO Safe Sport USA and former Executive Director of the United States President’s Council for Fitness, Sport & Nutrition

Sonia Souid, Football Agent, Essentially group, CSM Sport and Entertainment

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