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GUYANA TO PARTICIPATE IN SECOND EDITION OF FIFA’S FEMALE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Diedre DavisPRESS RELEASE

3rd June, 2016; Georgetown: The General Secretary of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Ms. Diedre Davis, has been selected to attend the second edition of FIFA’s Female Leadership Development Programme (FLDP) workshops in Zurich from 6-9 June.

Ms. Davis was selected by the Executive Committee of the GFF and will depart on Saturday, 4th June, 2016.

Launched in 2015 to ensure that there are female role models and women at decision-making levels in football, the FLDP aims to identify, support and develop strong female leaders in the sport, while advocating for women to access senior decision-making positions globally.

The programme runs over nine months in total and takes participants through workshops and extensive fieldwork, with a mentor and a leadership coach supporting them along the way. The female participants, from a variety of countries, will take part in practical sessions on topics such as leadership styles and influencing others while in Zurich, as well as having an opportunity to meet with their mentors and leadership coaches in person.

The FLDP participants were selected from over 80 applicants put forward by member associations around the globe for the 35 available places. The selection of participants was conducted by a working group comprised of FIFA and the THNK School of Creative Leadership Innovation.

One of FIFA’s main priorities is providing opportunities for girls and women in football which has been reflected in the announcement at the recent FIFA Congress in Mexico of the creation of a dedicated Women’s Football Division. Additionally, a crucial element of the reforms approved at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in February is the inclusion of women in leadership positions in football.

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