The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has just announced applications are officially open for the 2024/25 edition of the SIGA Women Global Mentorship Programme. This marks the launch of the sixth cycle of the programme, a key component of the SIGA Global Agenda on Female Leadership in Sport. 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.

Women aged 24 and above are invited to apply for the Mentorship Programme until July 31, 2024. Spanning eight months, the Programme kicks off in October 2024. It entails mentees being paired with one of the high-level #SIGAWomen Global Mentors, alongside interactive Group Digital Workshops. These workshops delve into various topics concerning Sport Integrity and Gender Equity, including Athlete Transitioning Careers, Goal Setting, Good Governance, Sexual Harassment & Discrimination, and Mental Health.

Distinguished global mentors from the previous cycle hailed from organizations such as 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, among others worldwide. The 2023/2024 programme that is currently still in process connects 150 women in total, providing mentorship to 75 mentees from 35 countries around the world. This saw 75 mentees benefiting from mentorship, contributing to the expansion of this vibrant global community of like-minded women.

Katie Simmonds, SIGA’s Global COO and Managing Director of the SIGAWomen Programme, remarked on the commencement of the application process:

Hot off the heels of last month’s successful SIGA Summit on Female Leadership in Sport held in New York, we are thrilled to officially open the 2024/2025 SIGAWomen Global Mentorship Programme for aspiring female leaders in the industry. 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.

 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. Apply now!”

To apply for mentorship, click here.

Ready to impart your knowledge and be a SIGAWomen Global Mentor?

 Have you pierced the gender glass ceiling in sport and would like to leave your legacy for the next generation of female leaders? Contact with your CV.

If you are a brand that invests in sport diversity and inclusion and want to deliver tangible impact and cultural change, contact for partnership opportunities.

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Click to watch the panel on the True Value of Mentorship, during the SIGA Summit on Female Leadership in Sport 2024



SIGA is the world’s leading organisation for Sport Integrity. We are creating a whole new landscape for the sports industry by delivering independent global rating and certification for world Sport to ensure it is governed and operates under the highest integrity standards: The SIGA Universal Standards.

Funded by our Members, SIGA is a non for profit global independent organisation with one aim: To ensure the sport  industry is governed under the highest integrity standards so that the values of sport are protected.

SIGA is the only organisation to bring together sport, governments, academia, international organisations, sponsors, business, rights holders, NGOs and professional services companies, from every region in the world, around a common cause of fostering greater integrity throughout sport.

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