15 March 2021
FIFA Chief HR & Services Officer Kimberly Morris © FIFA
Taking inspiration from role models such as Cleopatra, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Oprah Winfrey, FIFA's HR Chief & Servics Officer Kimberly Morris explains why these women have been so important to her in a special FIFA.com series celebrating International Women's Day 2021.
“Courage, determination, finding and having your vision – these are just some of the inspiring qualities and values that many great female leaders have," says Kimberly.
"As we’ve seen during the pandemic, many international women leaders have done very well.
“We, as women, should support each other, grow together and engage our male colleagues in what we believe as well."
And working together with male allies is vital for organisations to grow and become fully diverse and inclusive.
“There is also a lot of support from our male colleagues in FIFA, who continue to champion women and their leadership," she adds.
“I get a lot of inspiration from FIFA staff and the people that I worked with. I’m inspired every day by the people in my team, our FIFA president and the Secretary General, both of whom have enormous experience and an incredible passion and vision.”
"At FIFA we have great people with international and multi-cultural backgrounds and diverse experience. Amongst our FIFA team there are 63 nationalities. We are 42% women and 58% men, but football is our common language."
Read Kimberly's story in full here.
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