The Adecco Group joins Women in Football to empower female footballers’ careers
Women in Football (WIF) has added another prestigious name to its exclusive roster of corporate partners by teaming up with world-leading human resources brand the Adecco Group (TAG) and its Talent Solutions brand LHH.
Under the agreement, this partnership will support WIF’s overall mission to empower women in the sports industry. The partnership will have special focus on supporting female footballers each year to undertake a new leadership and development programme designed jointly with LHH’s Sports Practice.
The programme will also include sessions from Barclays Women in Football’s highly successful leadership training scheme, as well as places in bespoke mentoring and group coaching schemes run by WIF.
Players on the programme will also have the opportunity to attend Women in Football's networking events, building contacts in the industry and helping to develop their career plans.
LHH helps people, teams and organisations find and prepare for what’s next. Its end-to-end HR solutions future-proof organisations and careers all over the world. It addresses needs across the entire talent journey, helping organisations build their capabilities and individuals build brighter futures.
The partnership between the Adecco Group and Women in Football builds on the success of their earlier collaboration on the Champion Your Future workshops – a scheme providing career planning support for female footballers in a two-day workshop format.
This workshop formed part of Group’s and LHH pledge to Women in Football’s #GetOnside campaign, which encourages individuals and organisations to take action to level the playing field for women and girls involved in football.
Women in Football CEO Yvonne Harrison said: “At Women in Football we're passionate about supporting the career development of our members both on and off the pitch, and the Adecco Group's world-class cross-sector expertise will help to take that support to the next level.
“We're delighted to welcome the Group and LHH to our stable of excellent corporate partners and we can't wait to get working with them on the new programme.”
Mayi Cruz Blanco, Adecco Group’s Global Managing Director – Sports Practice & Partnerships Programmes, said: “Through our Sports Practice and Partnerships Programmes, we are supporting diversity and inclusion across sports, empowering women, disabled people, underserved groups, and athletes to play a role in shaping the future of the industry. Our vision is to unlock potential for all in sports and the work Women in Football does aligns with this perfectly.
“We have been working with Women in Football, for the past four years, delivering programmes towards career development for female footballers. This partnership will help us take our collaboration to the next level, focussing on leadership opportunities for footballers and more broadly continuing to support Women in Football mission.”
The announcement of the partnership is being presented at the Women in Football Be Inspired Conference in partnership with Barclays, 15-16 March, where the Adecco Group and LHH are supporting a panel on “breaking the glass ceiling”, for women in the football industry both on and off the pitch.
ABOUT WOMEN IN FOOTBALL
Women in Football is a network of women, men and non-binary people working in and around the football industry who are dedicated to driving women in football forward. We’re a vibrant, growing and engaged member community who are working towards change on an institutional level, because harnessing the best talent, whatever it looks like, is fundamental to the success of the industry.
Supported by our lead partner Barclays, we support women to hone and fortify their talents and abilities through our Leadership Course, coaching, workshops and networking opportunities. We throw open the doors for more diverse talent, leading campaigns on gender equality and working with football employers on how they can become more gender-inclusive, and most of all, we are dedicated to working together to transform the industry. For more information about Women in Football visit www.womeninfootball.co.uk or email email@example.com.
ABOUT THE ADECCO GROUP
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading talent company. Its purpose is making the future work for everyone. Through its three global business units - Adecco, Akkodis and LHH - across 60 countries, the Group enables sustainable and lifelong employability for individuals, deliver digital and engineering solutions to power the Smart Industry transformation and empower organisations to optimise their workforces. The Adecco Group leads by example and is committed to an inclusive culture, fostering sustainable employability, and supporting resilient economies and communities.
The Adecco Group AG is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).
At LHH, we exist to help people, teams and organisations find and prepare for what’s next. Our end-to-end HR solutions future-proof organisations and careers all over the world. Through Career Transition & Mobility, Leadership Development and Recruitment Solutions, we enable transformation, and our job is never done because there’s always another tomorrow to prepare for.
We make a difference to everyone we work with, and we do it with local expertise, backed by global infrastructure and industry-leading technology. LHH’s over 8,000 colleagues and coaches span over 60 countries worldwide, working with more than 15,000 organisations, a majority of Fortune Global 500, and nearly 500,000 candidates each year. Together we address needs across the entire talent journey, helping organisations build their capabilities and individuals build brighter futures. There is a world of opportunity out there. Let’s get to work.
LHH is a part of the Adecco Group, the world’s leading talent advisory and solutions company, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.
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