Most Influential Women in Sport: iSportconnect Honours FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura

March 6, 2019

iSportconnect is pleased to announce that FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has been selected as our 2019 Most Influential Woman in Sport.

“Fatma is a most worthy choice for our award,” said iSportconnect CEO Sree Varma. “She has been a tireless campaigner for equality and fairness, and she is an inspiration to young women around the world who are considering a career in the world of sport.”

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, iSportconnect has conducted a poll on the Most Influential Women in Sport, selected by a jury of industry leaders from a shortlist of potential choices. In order to continue to highlight and encourage the emergence of new leaders, the list of nominees was limited mainly to names who were not included last year.

At today’s Leadership Masterclass, iSportconnect announced the 2019 list:

  • Amaia Gorostiza, President, SD Eibar
  • Ellie Norman, Director of Marketing & Communications, F1
  • Fatma Samoura, Secretary General, FIFA
  • Kim Davis, EVP of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives and Legislation, NHL
  • Marie Donoghue, Vice President of Sports Video, Amazon
  • Mary Davis, CEO, Special Olympics
  • Mithali Raj, Captain, Indian Women’s Cricket Team
  • Serena Williams, Tennis Player, USA
  • Simone Biles, Olympic Athlete, USA
  • Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Dubai Duty Free