The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is announcing its continued partnership with M&T Bank for the second consecutive year, as they join forces on the 2024 Summit on Female Leadership in Sport. This highly anticipated summit, hosted by SIGA founding member Mastercard, will take place on March 6, 2024, at the Technology Hub on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York.

M&T Bank will return as a dedicated session partner for the summit on the panel dedicated to “Brands, Sport and Integrity” after previously supporting a panel on the crucial role of male allies in advancing female leadership within the sports industry during the 2023 edition.

The annual SIGA Summit on Female Leadership in Sport is firmly on the map as the only conference that addresses gender equity in sport with integrity.

This thought-leadership event will feature live panel discussions, keynote addresses, and exclusive one-on-one interviews, all aimed at driving positive change and celebrating International Women’s Day. The summit is – alongside the #SIGAWomen Global Mentorship Programme, and Women on Wednesdays show – part of SIGA’s continuous efforts to promote Female Leadership, gender equity and diversity in Sport.

Jan Liebchen, Senior Vice-President, Head of Brand Activation and Sponsorships, at M&T Bank, stated:

“M&T is once again proud to partner with SIGA in our shared belief that equity in the sports will help the industry reach its full potential,” said Jan Liebchen “More diverse representation at the table will significantly increase the positive influence of sports within our communities.”

Katie Simmonds, SIGA Global COO, and #SIGAWomen Managing Director, added:

“Thank you, M&T Bank, for renewing your commitment to SIGAWomen! We look forward to working together to curate an impactful panel discussion that will inspire inclusion and instigate systemic cultural change. This is the second exciting partnership we are announcing in the lead-up to the annual SIGA Summit on Female Leadership in Sport. We invite other brands and sports with a commitment to gender equity and diversity and inclusion, to join us to celebrate the change we will lead in the industry.”

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Digital passes are free with a donation option. All donations are invested into the SIGAWomen Programme

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M&T Bank Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. M&T’s principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, provides banking products and services in 12 states across the eastern U.S. from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. Trust-related services are provided in select markets in the U.S. and abroad by M&T’s Wilmington Trust-affiliated companies and by M&T Bank.

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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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