• The WiLEAD program is part of the TIME-OUT 2.0 project that is developed in close partnership with selected partner federations with expertise in specific areas related to the program. Other key partners of the project are international sports organizations such as the IOC, UEFA and the European Commission.

    The Women in Leadership (WiLEAD) is a bespoke program for female participants, identified and selected by their national federations as future leaders. The focus of the WiLEAD is to provide an opportunity for talented and motivated women within the basketball family to improve their competencies, develop new skills, and empower their confidence. By creating a network of talented and knowledgeable women working across the national federations, the mission of this program is to increase the growth and visibility of the women’s game across Europe and beyond.

    The WiLEAD program consists of two two-day webinars, a three-day seminar in person, and a visit to the FIBA House of Basketball prior to graduation.

    Leading female speakers from the world of sport, business and politics deliver impactful keynote speeches to the selected participants and share their individual experiences, challenges and pathways to the top of their careers.

    Each WiLEAD participant has a task to plan and deliver a special project focused on the women in basketball activities in their country that is presented to the WiLEAD Panel. It is envisaged that the nominated women for the program will become the contact persons for FIBA for all projects and activities related to Women in Basketball in the future.

    Each national federation has the opportunity to nominate one female candidate for the WiLEAD program. All participants must have a good command of written and oral English language to follow the course successfully.


    ALB Denisa Bishqemi   ITA Sara Rossini
    AND Claudia Guri Moreno   KOS Edita Medunjanin
    BLR Anna Maklakova   LAT Arta Vecvagare
    BEL Lisa Van Ranst   LTU Kristina Kuklyte
    BUL Rosina Krasimirova   LUX Tessy Hetting
    CRO Branka Vukicevic   MKD Juliet Fransen
    CZE Lenka Bartakova   MKD Edina Musa
    DEN Kinti Sona Camara   POR Catia Mota
    FIN Susanna Stromberg   SVK Alexandra Fitosova
    FRA Catherine Melain   SLO Maja Repez
    GEO Nino Guruli   ESP Sandra Valles Fernandez
    GBR Emma Edwards   ESP Ana Sesto Blanco
    GRE Sofia Kligkopoulou   ESP Andrea Valero Gonzalez
    GRE Vasso Beskaki   SWE Paula Juhlin
    HUN Agnes Sarkadi Nagy   TUR Tuvana Denizci Tinaz
    IRL Louise O'Loughlin      
  • WiLEAD Brochure

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