Women in Football - Leadership Workshop

Level 1 - Thursday, 31 January 2019

Women in Football will head back to the 30th floor at Barclays’ HQ in Canary Wharf for its seventh Leadership Workshop on Thursday 31 January 2019.

The course, which runs from 8.30am – 5.30pm at Barclays HQ, (1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HP), is designed to develop critical leadership skills, including negotiation and decision-making as well as project and time management for professional women working across the football industry.  

Highly respected ex-FIFA and UEFA Consultant Ebru Köksal will host the day, sharing her personal experience and expertise. She will also be joined by a guest speaker (tbc).

The course is designed to cover maximum learning and help women occupy executive positions in football by developing the skills they need to help fulfil their leadership potential. 

Previous attendees have been full of praise for the Workshop, stating:

“It’s an excellent course – I really enjoyed it. I especially valued hearing Ebru’s personal insight specific to the football industry and also hearing from the experiences of the other women in the room. I feel very challenged to take the next step in my career.”

“Great content, collaborative atmosphere very useful and insightful into the wider industry.”
The Workshop will cover the following topics:

  • The Power of Storytelling
  • Decision-making and Negotiation
  • Influencing Others and Managing your Boss
  • Leadership defined: Great Leaders of our time
  • Leadership Styles – which one are you? Identify and leverage your strengths

How to apply: 

The applications process is now open and the price is £350. Pastries, lunch and refreshments are included in the price.

Please email a short biography (2-3 pars) about yourself to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

Level 2 - friday, 1 February 2019

Due to popular demand, Women in Football are delighted to confirm we will be running our Level 2 course again on Friday 1 February 2019 from 8:30am - 5:30pm.

The course, which is a build on our hugely popular Level 1 Leadership Course, is delivered by ex-FIFA and UEFA Consultant Ebru Köksal, who is also the Chair of Women in Football.

The day is distilled to cover maximum learning and help women occupy executive positions in football by giving you the skills you need to help fulfill your leadership potential.

Topics covered include:

  • Confidence Building
  • Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
  • Advanced Negotiation
  • Financial Literacy    
  • Managing a Club in Financial fair Play (FFP) Era

Barclays have kindly offered their stunning riverside HQ at Canary Wharf, to host this event.

How to apply:

The applications process is now open, the cost is £350 per application. Refreshments throughout the day and lunch are included in the price.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a short bio about yourself to register your interest.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019.


Ebru Köksal

Ebru began her professional career in New York, as a financial analyst in corporate finance at Morgan Stanley, and served as a senior manager at Citibank and AIG between 1992-2000.

Since joining Galatasaray Football Club in 2001, Ebru held several senior positions and following the merger of the football, stadium and marketing companies in 2010, she was appointed the General Manager of the merged entity, Galatasaray Sportif A.

Ebru is the first and only woman to be elected to the Executive Board of European Club Association and served as the Vice Chairwoman of the Institutional Relations Working Group. In October 2011, she was appointed as the General Secretary of the Turkish Football Federation. She was the recipient of the Executive of the Year Award 2011 by Stadium Business Awards.

She is currently a Senior Advisor at J Stern & Co, Board Member at Doublepass BV and MNT Healthcare, Equality and Diversity Advisory Board Member at Scottish FA and founding member of 30% Club Turkey.

Ebru is a graduate of Brown University, with a dual degree in Economics and International Relations. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a graduate of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, May 2017.

Event Properties

Event Date 31-01-2019 8:30
Event End Date 01-02-2019 17:30
Location Barclays HQ


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