SIGA Special Session: Female Leadership in Sport

When: March 7 2019

Where: Washington DC, United States


SIGA Special Session: Female Leadership in Sport, 7 March 2019, Washington DC

This Special Session will be hosted by SIGA in partnership with Mastercard, the Fitness Foundation, George Washington University, and Octagon to whom we are thankful.


The Special Session will address the importance of Female Leadership in Sport, its important role in promoting good governance and, in particular, diversity of thought in a fast, ever-evolving dynamic sector, as well as the challenges facing future female leaders and the best solutions to pierce the gender glass ceiling.

Confirmed Speakers so far include:

Holli Richmond

(Executive Director, President’s Council on Sport, Fitness & Nutrition)

Melanie Le Grande

(Vice President, Social Responsibility, Major League Baseball)

Ling-Ling Nie

(Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, Panasonic)

Dr Bri Newland

(Academic Director, Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport)

LaRhonda Burley

(VP Partnerships & Marketing, National Fitness Foundation)

Katie Simmonds

(General Counsel & Senior Director Global Partnerships, SIGA)

Lisa Delpy Neirotti

(Associate Professor of Sport Management, George Washington University)

Catherine Ordway

(Assistant Professor, University of Canberra)

Neera Shetty

(Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, PGA Tour)

Emma McClarkin

(MEP, European Parliament)

Christine Franklin

(Senior Vice President, Octagon)

Sandra Monteiro

(Chief of Global Business Strategies and Branding, NHLPA)

More speakers to be announced shortly

The SIGA Special Session will be followed by a Cocktail Reception

SIGA is an independent global coalition in the field of sport integrity, with more than 100 international multi-industry members and supporters. We 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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