SIGA’s Gender Equality in Sport Initiative, Paris, 08 March 2018

Introduced at a special session in Paris on the eve of International Women’s Day, SIGA joined a global call to action to #PressForProgress on gender equality, by announcing the launch of a worldwide and action-orientated mentorship programme that will support and encourage future female leaders in sport to reach their potential. The first team of 11 mentors were announced, with more to follow. Further details regarding SIGA’s Global Female Mentorship Programme will be announced shortly.

For the official press release, click here


List of Speakers

  • Ângela Melo, Director, Policies and Programmes Division, UNESCO
  • Anne Laure Bonnet, Journalist, BeIN Sports
  • Annette Knott, Secretary General of the Trinidad & Tobago National Olympic Committee
  • Claire Furlong, General Manager, Strategic Communications, International Cricket Council
  • Densign White, Chief Executive Officer, International Mixed Martial Arts Federation
  • Ebru Köksal, UEFA Consultant & Senior Advisor at J. Stern & Co, Board Member of Women in Football
  • Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros SIGA CEO
  • Jane Lute, President & CEO of the Council on Cyber Security, ICSS Board Member / Former US Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Julien Brondani, Representative, French Mixed Martial Arts Federation
  • Katie Simmonds, Director of Sports Governance and Financial Integrity, ICSS INSIGHT and SIGA Team
  • Ling-Ling Nie, Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, Panasonic
  • Manon Fiorot, Athlete and World Champion, French Mixed Martial Arts Federation
  • Mohammed Hanzab, Chairman, ICSS / Vice-Chairman of SIGA Council
  • Moya Dodd – Former Vice-Captain of the Australia Women’s National Team (The Matildas) and a former Executive Committee Member of FIFA
  • Paola Ottonello, Policy Officer for Gender Equality in Sport, European Commission
  • Patricia Costantini, Founder, Egalsport
  • Patricia Moyersoen, President of the Association of International Football Lawyers & Member of Women in Sports Law
  • Shannon Feaster, Deputy Executive Director, U.S. President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition
  • Shellie Pfohl, CEO, Safe Sport USA & Former Executive Director of United States President’s Council for Sport, Fitness and Nutrition
  • Sonia Souid, Football Agent, Essentially Group, CSM Sport and Entertainment