SIGA opens applications for 2024/25 women’s mentorship programme

April 18 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has opened applications its 2024/25 edition of the SIGA Women Global Mentorship Programme, its sixth edition.

The initiative aims to cultivate future leaders in sport and advance gender equity in boardrooms, aligning with the SIGA Universal Standards on Good Governance in Sport. The programme has become a key component of the SIGA Global Agenda on Female Leadership in Sport.

SIGA is inviting women aged 24 and above to apply for the Mentorship Programme with applications closing July 31. The eight month programme begins this October 2024.

Mentees are paired with one of the SIGAWomen Global Mentors, working alongside a series of interactive digital workshops.

Topics covered include sport integrity and gender Eequity, including athlete transitioning careers, goal setting, good governance, sexual harassment and discrimination, and mental health.

Global mentors from the last cycle came from organisations including Adidas, Asics, Aspire Academy, Concacaf, EY, FIBA, FIFA, Google, Mastercard, Octagon, PGA Tour, São Paulo FC, Tata Consultancy Services, UN Global Compact, US Center for Safe Sport, and Yale University.

The 2023/24 programme that is currently still in process connects 150 women in total, providing mentorship to 75 mentees from 35 countries around the world.

, remarked on the commencement of the application process:

“The impact of this initiative is remarkable, building confidence, developing expertise, and providing an unrivalled network of likeminded women with transformational power to create future opportunities,”said Katie Simmonds, SIGA’s Global COO and Managing Director of the SIGAWomen Programme.

“Building on the SIGAWomen momentum, we are determined to continue expanding the programme year on year. I call on everyone that participated in this year’s Summit, in person and virtually, to join our effort to narrow the gender gap in terms of female representation on the boardroom of sports organisations globally. If every sports organisation and sponsor supported the programme by sending at least one aspiring female leader, we can create long lasting cultural change and move the needle.”

To apply for mentorship, click here.

Contact the writer of this story at moc.l1716031352labto1716031352ofdlr1716031352owedi1716031352sni@n1716031352osloh1716031352cin.l1716031352uap1716031352