Women's Football

Application process open for FIFA’s Female Leadership Development Programme

A weeklong workshop as part of FIFA’s Female Leadership Development Programme – an initiative aiming to improve the gender balance in football decision-making – has taken place in Zurich
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FIFA is looking for emerging female leaders to take part in the second edition of the Female Leadership Development Programme that will kick off in mid-2016.

With a total of 35 places up for grabs, member associations are invited to submit applications by no later than 20 January 2016.

FIFA organises the Female Leadership Development Programme in partnership with the THNK School of Creative Leadership and, over a nine-month period, including three workshops and extensive fieldwork, the selected participants from across the globe 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 individual project that will translate into tangible benefits for women’s football.

As one of the nine FIFA Women’s Football Development Programmes on offer for 2015-2018, it is aimed at:

  • Identifying, supporting and developing strong female leaders in football
  • Providing opportunities for women to access senior decision-making levels in football

The inaugural 2015-2016 edition has been well received by both the participants and mentors involved.

Potential candidates interested in taking part in the 2016-2017 programme should contact their respective member associations to receive approval and backing.

Further information is available in the programme brochure.

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