Fulfil your leadership potential

3 September 2017

Fulfil your leadership potential

All smile - attendees from our last Women in Football Leadership Workshop at the conclusion of an inspiring day

Women in Football’s third Leadership Workshop will be held in London on Wednesday 20th September 2017 - so what better time to class learn from peers whilst you network with some leading women in football.

The course, which runs from 9am - 5pm at Mischon de Reya, (Africa House, Kingsway WC2B 6AH), is designed to develop critical leadership skills, including negotiation and decision-making as well as project and time management for professional women working across the football industry.  

Highly respected FIFA and UEFA Consultant Ebru Köksal will host the day and share her personal experience and expertise. She will be joined by Jane Purdon and other guest speakers at the event.

Lisa Fallon, Cork City and Northern Ireland Coac/Opposition Analyst, attended the last Leadership Workshop and was fulsome in her praise stating: "Ebru is an inspirational leader and the delivery of the course content on the day demonstrated exactly why.

"She identifies with the solitude and sacrifices that are encountered and brings you on a journey of self-discovery. It makes you self-evaluate and gain confidence in your ability to achieve your potential.

"A day full of very valuable advice, shared experiences and new contacts to help and support you. I highly recommend it!"
The course is distilled to cover maximum learning and help women occupy executive positions in football by giving them the skills they need to help fulfil their leadership potential. 
It will cover the following topics:

  • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Leadership defined: Great Leaders of our time
  • Leadership styles – which one are you? Identify and leverage your strengths
  • Decision-making
  • Managing and influencing others
  • Networking
  • Time management
  • Project management 

The applications process is now open and costs £350, with lunch and refreshments included in the price.
How to apply: 
Please email your c.v. and a brief covering letter to 
The closing date to apply has been extended to Monday 11th September.

Ebru Köksal  
Ebru is a recognised consultant in FIFA’s Development programme and a mentor on FIFA's Female Leadership Development programme and the UEFA Women in Football Leadership Programme.

Ebru began her professional career in New York, as a financial analyst in corporate finance at Morgan Stanley, and served as a senior manager at Citibank and AIG between 1992-2000. Since joining Galatasaray Football Club in 2001, Ebru held several senior positions and following the merger of the football, stadium and marketing companies in 2010, she was appointed the General Manager of the merged entity, Galatasaray Sportif A.

Ebru was the first woman to be elected to the Executive Board of the European Club Association in September 2010 and she served as the Vice Chairwoman of the Institutional Relations Working Group. In October 2011, she was appointed as the General Secretary of the Turkish Football Federation. She was the recipient of the Executive of the Year Award 2011 by Stadium Business Awards.

Ebru is a graduate of Brown University, with a dual degree in Economics and International Relations. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a graduate of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, May 2017.

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