Tuesday, June 25, 2024

CWI: ICC announces West Indians for 100% Cricket Future Leaders programme

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Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies

40 women from 29 ICC Member countries have been selected to be mentored as part of the ICC 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme designed to support emerging female talent in cricket. The programme, which is part of the ICC’s long-term commitment to accelerate the growth of women’s cricket and women in cricket, received an overwhelming response of more than 300 applicants from 45 different countries.

The initial intake will be split into two batches and the programme, which designed to address the low percentage of women in leadership positions in global cricket and build a pipeline of new female leaders in cricket will get underway with batch one beginning this month.

La Donna Williams, CWI’s Digital Managerand Amanda Reifer, a senior sports administrator, have been named among the recipients.

Williams said:

“I am truly excited and honoured to be placed in the inaugural edition of the ICC’s 100% Cricket – Future Leaders Programme.

I look forward to being mentored by Gemma Davies who’s extensively experienced in the field of Digital Content and Communications. As her mentee, I plan to glean from her and apply these insights to our operations at Cricket West Indies.”

La Donna Williams, Cricket West Indies Digital Manager on being selected for the ICC's 100% Cricket Future Leaders Program

Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies

Reifer said:

“I am extremely humbled and excited to be selected as a mentee for the ICC 100% Cricket – Future Leaders Programme.

I want to thank CWI for endorsing my application. I intend to make full use of this opportunity to share tall that I will learn to the benefit of West Indies cricket.”

Commenting on the announcement Claire Furlong General Manager, Marketing and Communications said:

“The response from the global cricket community and all of our Member boards has been fantastic. We received an overwhelming number of applications from 45 countries spanning all five ICC regions.

The first two batches reflect the diversity of our regions and their areas of focus, and all have received outstanding endorsements from their respective Member Boards. The next six months will be incredibly exciting, and we look forward to a productive learning experience for our mentees.”

About 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme: The application is open for all female future leaders of Cricket to apply and will be matched with a mentor to support their development growth.

The role of a mentor is to unlock their mentee’s potential and help them to be at their best. This could include being a confidential sounding-board, providing advice, guidance, and connections to reach their potential.

The philosophy of the 100% Cricket – Future Leaders Programme is to be participant lead, with the ICC acting in support to match the mentees with suitable mentors and provide guidelines and evaluation frameworks for the participants and opportunities to network and interact.

The programme will last for a period of six months, and include a kick-off workshop with Belinda Clark, followed by monthly check-ins and a three-month review with the mentees and mentors agreeing the frequency and method of communication.


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