SIGA to host Special Session on Female Leadership in Paris, June 28

June 24 – SIGA is to a host a Special Session addressing the importance of Female Leadership in Sport at the Sorbonne University, June 28.

The seminar will focus on promoting good governance and, in particular, diversity of thought in a dynamic sector, as well as the challenges facing future female leaders and the best solutions to pierce the gender glass ceiling.

“All SIGA Mentors and Mentees from the SIGA Global Female Mentorship Programme for Aspiring Female Leaders in Sport are invited. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas and measure our progress. After all, this issue is not confined to International Women`s Day but should be on the agenda on a permanent basis if we are to instigate meaningful change,” said SIGA.

Asma Al Thani, Director of Marketing & Communications, Qatar Olympic Committee, will give the keynote speech.

Panel session titles include: Good Governance in Sport: Changing Cultures at the Top; Women in Sports Business: Creating Value; The Future: Finding Allies.

Speakers include: Amanda Vandervort, Board Member, AFDP Global / former Vice President, Fan Engagement, Major League Soccer; Ashleigh Huffman Global Director of Gender Equality, Athletes for Hope; Katie Simmonds SIGA General Counsel & Senior Director of Global Partnerships; Patricia Moyersoen President, Association of International Football Lawyers/ Member, Women in Sports Law; Sarah Solémalé MA Governance Services Manager, FIFA; Délphine Moulin Director of Integrity & Vision, Paris 2024 and Winner of Medal of Honors received by the French Minister of Sports in August 2016; Emma McClarkin, Director, Global Sports Policy, SIGA / former Member of European Parliament; Karen Webb-Moss Chief Operating Officer, the International Centre for Sport Security / Former Vice President Image and Marketing Communications, IOC; Holli Richmond Executive Director, United States President’s Council on Sport, Fitness & Nutrition; Catherine Ordway. Assistant Professor, University of Canberra; Elda Gjoka, Strategic Consultant & Advisor to the President of the Kosovo National Olympic Committee, Senior Elite Trainer & Motivational Speaker, CEO, Genuine Effect Ltd; Floriane Varetta-Lonjaret Co-founder d’Égal Sport; Isobel Carnwath Director of Brand, Commerce & Communications, International Mixed Martial Arts Federation; Katrina Radle 1988 Olympic Swimmer and am the USOPA President for MN; Shellie Pfohl, Special Advisor, SIGA AMERICA /Former CEO, US Centre for SafeSport / former Executive Director, United States President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition.

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