The FIFA Female Leadership Development Programme, which launched in Vancouver during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, is an initiative that identifies, supports and develops strong female leaders in football. The first edition of the nine-month programme involves 35 participants from across the globe who are given the skills they need to help fulfil their leadership potential. They are paired with a mentor to guide them through the development of an personal project that will translate into tangible benefits for women’s football. Additional workshops are set to take place in October 2015 and February 2016. The programme is part of FIFA’s commitment to its ten key development principles for women’s football and follows on from the inaugural FIFA Women’s Football and Leadership Conference held in March 2015, when experts from football, business and wider society discussed ways to improve the representation of women in leadership. For more information visit FIFA.com.