Minerva Join Aurecon To Pave The Way For Female Athletes
inerva Network have announced a new partnership with Aurecon, an international engineering, design and advisory company.
The partnership is designed to equip female athletes with the skills and support necessary to pursue their sporting careers both on and off-field.
Minerva Network chairman, Christine McLoughlin, said: “we are delighted to have Aurecon joining us as we look to fast-track the delivery of our programs in support of women in sport and, by doing so, build future leadership capability for Australia.”
“We are seeing in real-time how Australia’s leading businesswomen are mentoring our rising stars of sport who, in turn, are fabulous role models for thousands of boys and girls, and future leaders in our communities.
“We thank Aurecon for coming on board as they are an organisation whose values and goals are fully aligned with the Minerva Network, particularly around diversity, inclusion and leadership capability in the broadest sense,” she said.
Aurecon Group chief executive, William Cox, said: “Australia’s future prosperity is heavily dependent on its ability to recruit and inspire a diverse workforce and to create an inclusive, high-performing culture within organisations.”
“By partnering with the Minerva Network, we will be supporting a significant pool of talent featuring elite female athletes to succeed in their careers after sport,” he said.
Aurecon chief executive of Australia and New Zealand, Louise Adams, who will join Minerva Network’s select group of mentors; said: “there is a strong connection between elite sports and leadership with many female business executives enjoying a background in sport.”
“This partnership will help us focus on translating sporting high-performance attributes and behaviours into professional lives by leveraging athletes’ unique leadership traits and entrepreneurial skills learned through sport,” she said.
The partnership has arrived in time for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic & Paralympic Games, the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney, and the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
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