Capgemini congratulations Women in Rugby Leadership Scholars

Capgemini congratulations Women in Rugby Leadership Scholars

 May 28, 2024

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Capgemini understands the importance of supporting women in leadership positions throughout their career journey, so they are empowered to achieve the best possible results while maintaining their authentic selves.

As Global Partner of Women in Rugby, Capgemini supports the Women in Rugby Leadership Programme that identifies and develops the current and next generation of female leaders in the world of rugby, enabling inspirational role models to fulfil their potential and create further parity across the game.

Capgemini congratulated the 2024-2025 Women in Rugby Leadership Scholars, who join an inspiring roster of female leaders in rugby from across the globe.

"We're proud partners of this exciting programme designed to help accelerate the development of the women and girls' game," commented Capgemini.

Accelerating the growth of female leaders in rugby

Capgemini has made a long-term commitment to supporting female leaders to transform the game of rugby and is deeply committed to promoting equal opportunities both in tech and in rugby, on and off the pitch.

As part of the company's ESG commitments, Capgemini has set an ambitious objective to reach 30% of women in executive leadership positions at Capgemini by 2025, and its university is a key tool for the company to grow its top female talent.

Capgemini's support for the Women in Rugby Leadership Programme helps accelerate the growth of female leaders in rugby.

The initiative drives visibility of female leaders from within the rugby family and helps accelerate the development of the women and girls’ game on the road to Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025.

"Congratulations to the Capgemini Women in Rugby Leadership Scholars for 2024-2025. Together we’re transforming sport," said World Rugby.

The 25 scholars on the programme will be granted access to the best learning programmes from the Capgemini University. They will also be paired with a mentor assigned by World Rugby as well as a Capgemini coach, and eligible to apply for an additional discretionary grant of up to £5,000 to help aid their development and learning.

Working closely in collaboration with its unions and regional associations, World Rugby shortlisted the next generation of female leaders within their global rugby pathways. Those nominated are already actively involved with their national union or regional association as a board member, member of staff or volunteer.

Read about the 2024-2025 Capgemini Women in Rugby leadership scholars.

World Rugby Chief of Women’s Rugby Sally Horrox said: ”We are thrilled to announce our next cohort of inspirational female leaders in partnership with Capgemini. They  will gain priceless learnings and experience through this world class programme, and will inspire many more girls and women from within their unions and regions. It’s also vitally important that we continue to support all of the applicants for the scholarship programme, as we build an exciting network of emerging female talent. These women will become the next generation of leaders in rugby across the world. We look forward to announcing further details, as part of our Global Impact Plan. A huge thank you to our unions and regional associations that helped us to identify these individuals and to Capgemini, who share our vision and passion to increase opportunities for women at all levels of the game. We are already seeing our scholars make a real difference as they progress and take on new leadership roles in rugby. We have no doubt this new cohort will excel over the next 18 months and beyond, as we grow our leadership teams and build towards Women’s RWC 2025.”

Anne Lebel, Chief Human Resources Officer at Capgemini and Group Executive Board Member, said: “Capgemini has a strong track record of empowering women, whether they are part of Capgemini or former scholars of the Capgemini Women in Leadership Programme. We are honored this year to again have the opportunity to support a further 25 female leaders by offering them access to our learning programmes through our Capgemini University, including leadership coaching and training sessions as well as Connected Manager, a well-regarded Harvard Business Certified program.”

Since its launch in 2018, the Women in Rugby Leadership Programme has already awarded 98 scholarships to the next generation of female leaders globally with the aim to support their personal and professional development, increasing the number of women in key positions within unions, and regional associations.

Celebrating transformational leaders

Capgemini celebrates transformational leaders with a series of stories sharing insights and experiences from inspiring women within its business and from the Women in Rugby Leadership Programme. Read more here.

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Capgemini believes that a workplace where everyone feels valued for who they are isn’t just a powerful moral responsibility, it’s also a source of competitive advantage. By having a diverse workforce that represents society, and by fostering an inclusive culture, Capgemini builds a place where its people can thrive.

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