SIGA to hold Washington Special Session on female leadership in sport March 7

March 1 – SIGA will hold a Special Session on the importance of Female Leadership in Sport on Thursday, March 7, at the George Washington University, Marvin Center Amphitheater, in Washington.

This session, hosted by SIGA (Sport Integrity Global Alliance) in partnership with Mastercard, the National Fitness Foundation, George Washington University, and Octagon, is part of a wider initiative that was launched in Paris on 7 March 2018 to promote female leadership in sports organisations as part of SIGA’s Universal Standards on Good Governance.

Speakers will discuss the key role female leadership plays in promoting good governance and, in particular, diversity of thought in a fast changing sector, as well as the challenges facing future female leaders and the best solutions to pierce the gender glass ceiling.

Confirmed speakers include:  Holli Richmond (Executive Director, President’s Council on Sport, Fitness & Nutrition); Melanie Le Grande (Vice President, Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball); Alison Giordano (Vice President, Global Sponsorship & Content Marketing, Mastercard); Ling-Ling Nie (Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, Panasonic); Dr Bri Newland (Academic Director, Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport); LaRhonda Burley (VP Partnerships & Marketing, National Fitness Foundation); Katie Simmonds (General Counsel & Senior Director Global Partnerships, SIGA); Lisa Delpy Neirotti (Associate Professor of Sport Management, George Washington University); Catherine Ordway (Assistant Professor, University of Canberra); Neera Shetty (Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, PGA Tour); Emma McClarkin (MEP, European Parliament); Christine Franklin (Senior Vice President, Octagon); Sandra Monteiro (Chief of Global Business Strategies and Branding, NHLPA); Shellie Pfohl (Former CEO, US Centre for SafeSport); Anna Blanchard (Senior Manager, Partnership Marketing, MLS).

For more information and registration on this free-to-attend conference click here.