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Applications officially open for SIGA Global Mentorship Program

Applications are officially open for the 2022 “SIGA Global Mentorship Program for Young Aspiring Female Leaders in Sport” and AS is a proud media partner.

Applications are officially open for the 2022 “SIGA Global Mentorship Program for Young Aspiring Female Leaders in Sport” and AS is a proud media partner.

Applications are officially open for the 2022 “SIGA Global Mentorship Program For Young Aspiring Female Leaders in Sport”, a key component of the SIGA 2021/2022 Global Agenda on Female Empowerment and Leadership.

What and who is SIGA?

SIGA is the world's largest coalition in the field of sport's governance and integrity, and AS is a proud media partner supporting good practices in the world of sports.

Supported by more than 100 international multi-industry supporters, SIGA is an independent and neutral organization whose mission is to bring about meaningful reforms and enhance the integrity of all sports through a set of universal standards operated by an independent and neutral body.

SIGA is the only organization to bring together sport, governments, academia, international organizations, 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.

SIGA Global Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program is open to women aged 24 or over, and is designed to promote future leaders in Sport and foster greater gender equality in the boardroom, in line with the SIGA Universal Standards on Good Governance in Sport.

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Approaching its fourth year, prospective mentees have until 31 January 2022 to apply. The six-month Program will commence in March 2022 and includes eight interactive Group Digital Workshops on a range of topics, including Goal Setting, Leadership, Integrity and Mental Health, amongst others.

Mentees will be paired with one of the #SIGAWomen Global Mentors for a minimum of six bilateral sessions and will receive complimentary Digital Passes for the SIGA Summit on Female Leadership in Sport, taking place in Manhattan, on 8 and 9 March 2022. The Summit will be hosted by Mastercard, one of SIGA’s Founding Members.

The list of benefits Mentees will be able to enjoy is long, and includes a series of opportunities to:

  • Contribute to SIGA’s global agenda, including the monthly #SIGAWoW Show
  • Participate in SIGA’s flagship thought leadership event, the Sport Integrity Week, in September 2022;
  • Be selected to participate in SIGA’s Internship Programme during August 2022 and gain invaluable work experience.
  • Network with global peers and forge long lasting relationships within the industry at all levels;
  • Apply for an internship at SIGA;
  • Certificate and graduation ceremony held during Sport Integrity Week 2022.

Successful candidates will be selected by an independent Jury composed of Katie Simmonds, SIGA’s Global COO & Managing Director of the #SIGAWomen Program, Alison Giordano, Mastercard’s Vice President for Consumer Marketing & Sponsorships, and Octagon’s Vice President, Inclusive Diversity, Octagon, Cristina Ackas.

Commenting upon the opening of the application process, Katie Simmonds, SIGA’s Global COO and Director of #SIGAWomen Program, stated: “Gender equity in the boardroom of sports organizations is the Gold Standard for the SIGA Universal Standards on Good Governance in Sport. We are still a long way off from achieving this! The #SIGAWomen Global Mentorship Program is a pragmatic way to create long lasting leadership lanes for young women carving out a career in the industry. The philosophy is simple: those women that have pieced the gender glass ceiling paving the way for the young generation. This year’s program was a success and I look forward to expanding the program in 2022.”

Alison Giordano, Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing and Sponsorships, Mastercard | Vice-Chair, SIGA Council: “At Mastercard, we believe a world designed with women in mind creates limitless possibilities for all. I look forward to supporting SIGA’s mentorship program for aspiring female leaders in Sport and helping unlock opportunities for the next generation.”

To learn more about the terms and conditions of the application process for mentors and mentees click here.

For more general information on SIGA, including its vision, mission and reform agenda, please head along to their website:


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