Fifth WiF Leadership Workshop to be hosted at stunning Barclays riverside venue

29 April 2018

Fifth WiF Leadership Workshop to be hosted at stunning Barclays riverside venue

Barclays impressive riverside HQ in Canary Wharf will be the venue for our next Leadership Workshop

Women in Football’s fifth Leadership Workshop will be held in London on Wednesday 16 May 2018 – this time at the 13th tallest office block in the UK, thanks to our sponsor Barclays.

The course, which runs from 8am - 5pm at Barclays HQ, (1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HP) is designed to develop critical leadership skills, including negotiation and decision-making as well as influencing others working across the football industry.  

Highly respected ex-FIFA and UEFA Consultant Ebru Köksal will host the day and share her personal experience and expertise.

Previous attendees have been full of praise for the Workshop, stating:

“It’s an excellent course – I really enjoyed it. I especially valued hearing Ebru’s personal insight specific to the football industry and also hearing from the experiences of the other women in the room. I feel very challenged to take the next step in my career.”

“Great content, collaborative atmosphere very useful and insightful into the wider industry.”

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 fulfill their leadership potential. 

It will cover the following topics:

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

The price is £350, with lunch and refreshments included.

How to apply: 

Please email your c.v. and a short biography about yourself to

The closing date is 5pm on Monday 7 May.

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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