Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 14:30 to 17:30 (EST) George Washington University, Marvin Center Amphitheater

This Special Session will be hosted by SIGA in partnership with Mastercard, the National Fitness Foundation, George Washington University, and Octagon.

The Special Session will address the importance of Female Leadership in Sport, its important role in promoting good governance and, in particular, diversity of thought in a fast, ever-evolving dynamic sector, as well as the challenges facing future female leaders and the best solutions to pierce the gender glass ceiling.

This SIGA Special Session 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. For more details on the SIGA Global Female Mentorship Programme please click here.


Speakers

Lisa DelpyNeirotti

Associate Professor of Sport Management

George Washington University

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros

CEO

Sport Integrity Global Alliance

Holli Richmond

Executive Director

President’s Council on Sports

Fitness & Nutrition

Melanie Le Grande

Vice President, Social Responsibility

Major League Baseball

Neera Shetty

SVP, Deputy General Counsel

PGA Tour

LaRhonda Burley

VP, Partnerships & Marketing

National Fitness Foundation

Catherine Ordway

Assistant Professor

University of Canberra

Dr Bri Newland

Academic Director

Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

Emma McClarkin

MEP

European Parliament

Sandra Monteiro

Chief of Global Business Strategies

and Branding

NHLPA

Christine Franklin

Vice President

Octagon

Alison Glordano

Vice President Global

Sponsorship & Content

Marketing

Mastercard

Ling-Ling Nie

Chief Compliance Officer

&Assistant General Counsel

Panasonic

Katie Simmonds

General Counsel, Senior Director

Global Partnerships

Sport Integrity Global Alliance

Shellie Pfohl

Former CEO

US Centre for SafeSport

Anna Branchard

Senior Manager, Partnership Marketing

MLS

Amanda Tischler

Vice President, Washington

Capitals Marketing at Monumer

Sports & Entertainment

Sabrina Perel

Vice President, Chief Compliance

Officer

NFL

To register and for more information please click here

 

 

Agenda

SIGA SPECIAL SESSION

FEMALE LEADERSHIP IN SPORT: MAKING IT HAPPEN

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 14:30 to 18:00

 

14:30   Opening Session

  • Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Associate Professor of Sport Management, George Washington University

  • Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros

CEO, SIGA

 

14:45   SIGA Global Female Mentorship Programme

  • Katie Simmonds

SIGA General Counsel & Senior Director of Global Partnerships

 

15:00   Panel 1: A Seat at the Table: Making It Happen.

Whether in sports bodies, marketing, broadcasting, sponsorship or in policy, women remain underrepresented in decision-making roles, which has a knock-on effect on how the sport is run and governed. What top tips do panellists have to get more women into those roles? How to ensure that change is long-lasting, comprehensive, and from root to branch? And what kind of change is possible with governance structures that are more diverse and representative?

  • Emma McClarkin

Member of the European Parliament

  • Holli Richmond

Executive Director, President’s Council on Sport, Fitness & Nutrition

  • Katie Simmonds

SIGA General Counsel & Senior Director of Global Partnerships

  • Melanie Le Grande

Vice President, Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball

  • Sabrina Perel

Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, National Football League

  • Amanda Tischler

Capitals VP of Marketing, Monumental Sports

 

15:50   Coffee Break / Networking Session

 

16:05   Panel 2: Women in Sports Business: Creating Value.

As more and more women are present in strategic conversations, does this impact the direction of the company and how they spend their money? This panel brings together female leaders in the sports business, who will share whether and how women bring nuance to strategic discussions and where they see the future.

  • Ling-Ling Nie

Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, Panasonic

  • Alison Giordano

Vice President, Global Sponsorship & Content Marketing, Mastercard

  • Anna Blanchard

Senior Manager, Partnership Marketing, Major League Soccer

  • Christine Franklin

Senior Vice President, Octagon

  • Sandra Monteiro

Chief of Global Business Strategies and Branding, NHLPA

16:55   Panel 3: Shaping the Future. Finding Allies.

This panel will discuss how to ensure the conversation continues outside of safe spaces. How do we bring more male allies on board? What wider societal shifts need to happen? How do we make the conversation more mainstream and avoid talking to ourselves? What can we, as a collective do – within 6 months or 12 months?

 

  • Dr Bri Newland

Academic Director, Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

  • Catherine Ordway

Assistant Professor, University of Canberra

  • LaRhonda Burley

Vice President, Partnerships & Marketing, National Fitness Foundation

  • Neera Shetty

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, PGA Tour

  • Shellie Pfohl

Former CEO, US Centre for SafeSport

 

17:45   Closing Session

  • Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Associate Professor of Sport Management, George Washington University

  • Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros

CEO, SIGA

 

18:00 – 19:30 Group Photo & Official Reception