Hosted by SIGA Founding Member Mastercard at the Technology Hub for the third year in a row, the Summit will bring together female leaders and male allies from all sectors of the global sports industry. Designed to unleash the power of networking, this high-level, one-day initiative will focus on learning, connecting, and mobilising the sports community to champion gender equality both on and off the field of play.

Gender equality is a foundational pillar of SIGA's reform agenda, as it is a key component of good governance in sport. SIGA is committed to closing the gender gap in sport leadership positions by providing mentorship, training, and networking opportunities to create better and greater pathways for women leaders across the industry.

The Summit on Female Leadership in Sport is part of the SIGA Women Programme, which includes the Global Mentorship Programme and the Women on Wednesdays series. This high-level one-day thought leadership initiative is firmly established as a cornerstone event for leaders committed to driving change and supporting women's involvement in sport at all levels.

Similar to previous editions, the 2024 Summit on Female Leadership in Sport will use a hybrid format, offering a digital live streaming option for those unable to secure one of the exclusive in-person passes. Registration is now open for all attendees, with early bird rates are available for those booking before 15 December 2023.

Katie Simmonds, SIGA Global COO and Managing Director of the SIGA Women's Programme. TWITTER
Katie Simmonds, SIGA Global COO and Managing Director of the SIGA Women's Programme. TWITTER

Katie Simmonds, SIGA Global COO and Managing Director of the SIGA Women Programme, shared her initial thoughts on the upcoming event: "Currently, less than 30 per cent of women are represented in the decision-making bodies of international federations. To move the needle, achieve gender equality, and ensure good governance in sport, we need to drive change."

"SIGAWomen does this by mentoring emerging female leaders; holding sports organisations accountable to the diversity and inclusion criteria outlined in the SIGA Universal Standards on Good Governance in Sport through our independent assessment and verification tool, SIRVS; and providing a platform for women leaders and male allies to share their real-life stories to inspire and drive systemic cultural change. Join our global movement, register now for the Summit, and play your part in shaping a more equitable future," she added.

SIGA is the world's leading sports integrity organisation, creating a new landscape for the sports industry by providing independent global analysis and certification for the world's sports to ensure they are governed and operated with the highest standards of integrity: The SIGA Universal Standards.