The SIGA Global Mentorship Programme for Young Aspiring Female Leaders in Sport is part of the SIGA 2020 / 2021 Global Agenda on Female Empowerment and Leadership.

This year SIGA has gone virtual with its Global Mentorship Programme for Aspiring Female Leaders in Sport!

Initially announced at a SIGA Session in Paris on the eve of International Women’s Day in 2018, SIGA set in motion the launch of a worldwide, action-orientated mentorship programme to support and encourage future female leaders in sport to reach their potential. For the official press release, click here. 

Open to women aged 24 or over, the programme is designed to promote future leaders in sport and foster greater diversity within the sporting industry, as advocated by SIGA’s Universal Standards on Good Governance. Teaching vital leadership skills and creating invaluable experiences, the programme will offer prospective mentees the opportunities to forge relationships with women that have trodden the leadership path, with a combination of group as well as bilateral digital sessions.

Get inspired, get mentored!

Statement from Katie Simmonds, General Counsel & Senior Director, Global Partnerships, SIGA

It is a pleasure, passion and duty as a female in the sports industry to lead the SIGA Global Female Mentorship Programme for Aspiring Female Leaders in Sport. The high calibre of Global Mentors, from a diverse cross-section of the industry, shows that this movement is not only gaining traction but is needed. The current status quo of gender balance in the board room of sports organisations is simply not good enough. If we are to increase this, as women working in the industry, we have a responsibility to help the next generation of female leaders. Networking, exchanging valuable practical lessons and tips, as well as offering reassurance and confidence to the next in line is exactly what the programme is about. If you have smashed the glass ceiling, take a step forward and join us!”

Applications for 2021 / 2022 :

1 June 2021: Applications open for #SIGAWomen Global Mentorship Programme 2021 / 2022 

31 July 2021: Applications close for #SIGAWomen Global Mentorship Programme 2021 / 2022 

Please send your CV and covering letter to


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