The initiative by FIFPRO, in collaboration with Women in Football, will assist the participants in their development towards governance and leadership roles in the football industry.
It follows FIFPRO’s recent decision to triple the number of women on its global board.
The 14 come from Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland and Uruguay. They include footballers, player union staff, lawyers and business entrepreneurs.
The programme will be guided by Ebru Koksal, chair of Women in Football, and other WIF experts Jane Purdon, Professor Sue Bridgewater, Monique Choudhuri and Lungi Macebo.
After working in finance, Koksal held roles including Chief Executive of Turkish club Galatasaray and general secretary of the Turkish football federation.
FIFPRO spoke to Koksal about her career and ‘Ready to Board’.