ICC launches the second edition of 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme;
20 future female leaders in cricket will be part of ICC’s 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme. Therefore, a mentoring scheme designed to support female talent in cricket.
However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that a further 20 future female leaders in cricket. They have been selected to be part of the second edition of the ICC 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme. The mentoring scheme, designed to support emerging female talent in cricket. And address the low percentage of women in leadership roles in the sport. Therefore, it will see the women paired with senior leaders over a six-month period.
This follows the overwhelming success of the first edition of 100% Cricket Future Leaders programme. It concluded at the end of last year. The second intake features talent from 19 ICC member nations who applied to be on the programme. Therefore, it is part of the ICC’s strategy to accelerate the growth of women’s cricket and women in cricket.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardicesaid:
“The response from our first batch of Future Leaders has been fantastic. Therefore, we are delighted to enter the second edition with another talented group of future female leaders of our sport.
“The programme has incredible support from both our Members and the mentors. Those who are so generous with their time and knowledge. There is a genuine desire across cricket to commit to creating a sport that is played, enjoyed. But, administered equally by men and women and 100% Future Leaders is a great example of this. Congratulations to our next intake of Future Leaders and we look forward to a productive learning experience for everyone involved.”
Most importantly,The second edition of programme will also include two workshops with programme guide Belinda Clark AO. Followed by several interactions between the inaugural batch and the second batch of mentees also.
Programme Guide, Belinda Clark AOsaid:
“I loved being involved in the inaugural programme. I saw firsthand the power of mentoring and the amazing skills and abilities of our emerging female leaders. They have big dreams that have been powered by their wonderful mentors. I am confident they will make a positive and profound impact on the game.”
“We are building a community of impressive people. Whether they are mentoring or being mentored. They are ensuring that the games leadership will continue to become more diverse. I am looking forward to working with another 20 future leaders from around the world. I am excited to hear and see their ambitions come to fruition.”
Meanwhile, following is the list of the mentors paired with their mentees for batch 2 of the programme.
Firstly, the 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme is open for all female future leaders of Cricket to apply. Therefore, it will be matched with a mentor to support their development growth.
Secondly, the role of a mentor is to unlock their mentee’s potential. And help them to be at their best. Therefore, this could include being a confidential sounding-board, providing advice, guidance, and connections to reach their potential.
Moreover, the philosophy of the 100% Cricket – Future Leaders Programme is to be participant lead. The ICC acting in support to match the mentees with suitable mentors and provide guidelines. Therefore, the evaluation frameworks for the participants and opportunities to network and interact.