Fulfil your leadership potential

2 August 2017

Fulfil your leadership potential

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

We are thrilled to announce that Women in Football’s third Leadership Workshop will be held in London on Wednesday 20th September 2017. 

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.  

This is an excellent opportunity to class learn from peers and also network with some leading women in football.

The Leadership Workshop will be hosted by highly respected FIFA and UEFA Consultant Ebru Köksal,who will share her personal experience and expertise on what promises to be another hugely productive and positive day. Ebru will also be joined by high profile guest speakers at the event. 
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. We expect this to be popular so would encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment.  
Special early bird price of £300 (a saving of £50) if you book before Tuesday 15th August - lunch and refreshments are included in the price. The venue will be confirmed shortly.
How to apply: 
Please email your c.v. and a brief covering letter to 
The closing date to apply is Friday 8th 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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