SIGA Council co-opts two female leaders and reaches gender parity
SIGA does it again, as they co-opt two additional independent female leaders to the high-profile Council meeting their recent gender parity rule.
SIGA’s Council, the organ responsible for setting the mission, strategic direction, policies, and values of the world’s leading coalition on Sport Integrity, has just co-opted two additional independent female leaders. And as a proud media partner of SIGA, AS USA is happy to share the newest press release of this global alliance fostering greater integrity throughout Sport.
The newly co-opted high profile Council members are:
• Emine Bozkurt, Chairwoman, European Commission’s High-Level Group on Gender Equality in Sport, and Chairwomen of International Alert Europe, amongst many other important international roles; and
• Haley Price, Head of North America Sports Sponsorships of Tata Consultancy Services
With these new additions, the Council totals 12 members and meets SIGA’s recent gender parity rule resulting from the organisation’s amendment to the SIGA Constitution.
The final composition of the SIGA Council is, therefore, as follows:
Highlighting SIGA’s leading role and the exemplary role in promoting good governance and gender equity in Sport, SIGA’s Global CEO, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, stated:
“For us, at SIGA, diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion are not words on a page. We mean business and we deliver what we promise. The completion of our Council with the co-option of two senior female leaders like Emine Bozkurt and Haley Price represents a landmark achievement for us. They bring an incredible wealth of thought leadership, knowledge, and expertise to our organisation. Speaking on behalf of the whole SIGA Council and our global community, I welcome them and look forward to working with them. We all do! Here’s to an exciting new phase for SIGA and Sport Integrity alike.
Bozkurt: “I want SIGA to be a driver for change”
Bozkurt, commented: “The integrity of sport is undermined by unethical, illicit and criminal activity. That’s why I put integrity in sport, good governance, financial integrity, and sports betting integrity prominently on the European agenda when I was a Member of the European Parliament. That’s why I prepared as Chair of the European Commission’s High-Level Group on Gender Equality in Sport proposals for future actions to the Commission, the Member States, and the sport movement to achieve gender equality in sport. And that’s why I wanted to join SIGA as a Council Member. SIGA is showing a winning mentality by putting gender equality and inclusion on the agenda, and by organising conferences, mentorship programmes on leadership and task-forces. I want SIGA to be a driver for change. Bringing to the table my vast expertise in gender equality in sport, I am proud to be part of that movement as a new SIGA Council member.”
Price: “When we know better, we do better”
Price stated: “I am honoured to join the Sport Integrity Global Alliance Council and to work toward ensuring all people can experience the positive impact of sport. I commend SIGA for recognising the gender disparity on its Council and taking action to elevate the voices of women in sport. To paraphrase the great Maya Angelou, we do the best we can until we know better. Then when we know better, we do better. I’m looking forward to stirring up good kinds of trouble on the SIGA Council like taking immediate and actionable steps to create more pathways for people of diverse backgrounds to play, watch, or work in sport and safeguarding integrity in sport. I’m thrilled to work alongside a Council that is motivated to make following the highest ethical standards in sport the norm rather than the exception.”