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Women in rugby

Helping World Rugby transform the future of the women’s game for good

As Global Partner of Women in Rugby, Capgemini is committed to supporting female leaders to transform the game of rugby.

Our global ambassador, Stacey Fluhler, takes us through her transformational story. She shares her vision for rugby, knowing that the opportunity to build the future we want is in our hands.

Women in Rugby Leadership Program

As a Global Partner of the Women in Rugby program, we support the Women in Rugby Leadership Program 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.

Each year, 12 scholars are granted access to the best learning programs from the Capgemini University. In October 2023, we hosted World Rugby’s Women in Rugby Leadership summit at Les Fontaines, Capgemini’s University Campus outside of Paris. Former Rugby World Cup winner Rachael Burford went behind the scenes to find out more – watch her reportage here.

With over 350,000 employees in more than 50 countries, we are well positioned to bring our long-established expertise in taking top talent to the next level to the Women in Rugby Leadership program:

“We are deeply committed to promoting equal opportunities both in tech and in rugby, on and off the pitch. As part of our ESG commitments, we have set an ambitious objective to reach 30% of women in executive leadership positions at Capgemini by 2025, and our University is a key tool for us to grow top female talent.”

Virginie Regis, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

    Announcing the next cohort

    The next cohort of 25 scholars to take part in the Capgemini Women in Rugby Leadership Programme.

    A leading light in rugby

    Through the Women in Rugby Leadership Program, Zakia Kulabako is helping transform rugby in Uganda.

    Yes, coach!

    Two of our colleagues talk about their experiences of coaching women in rugby leadership roles.

    Capgemini Women in Rugby Leadership Summit 2023

    We gathered 12 students representing 11 countries to our Serge Kampf Les Fontaines Campus to share best practices and build their network.

    Raising standards

    Kanisha Vincent on her love for rugby and what she hopes to achieve from the Women in Rugby Leadership Program.

    Scholars of the game

    How we are supporting trailblazing leaders from the world of rugby as part of our Women in Rugby Leadership Program.

    A chance to make a change

    Acee San Juan determined to make change through the leadership program.

    Moana Leilua keen to inspire Pasifika leaders

    We caught up with the former Samoa international to discuss her participation in the Capgemini Women in Rugby Leadership Programme.

      Transformational stories

      Capgemini celebrates transformational leaders with a series of stories sharing insights and experiences from inspiring women within our business and from the Women in Rugby Leadership Program we support.

      Rowena is Director of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and a Capgemini Women in Rugby Scholar. Here she talks about being a rugby player to becoming the first female chair of a major provincial union in New Zealand, and the impact of her transformational work on the game.

      As a Women in Rugby Leadership scholar, Becky shares her story of playing a key role at RWC 2015, and how that experience culminated in World Rugby – offering her an executive scholarship for the Women in Rugby program.

      From Project Manager to Director at Capgemini, Deepa has transformed her team’s cross-cultural and global relationships thanks to her dedication to meticulous data reports that provide informed decision-making.

      Looking back on Rugby World Cup 2021 highlights

      DigiGirlz – the importance of digital inclusion

      In celebration of wāhine toa (strong, empowered women) in sport and in the world of tech, Capgemini and Microsoft partnered to run a DigiGirlz day in Whangarei in New Zealand.

      The event was designed to encourage students who may never have considered a career in tech to see all the future career opportunities that exist for them. The day comprised of hands-on tech showcases, stories, and panels for approximately 50 schoolgirls, and culminated with all the girls attending the Black Ferns vs. Scotland match!

      Women in Leadership – supporting female leaders

      Ahead of the RWC2021 final, we hosted an expert panel at the World Rugby’s Women in Rugby Summit.

      Wth this event, we brought together experts in the fields of business and rugby to talk about the impact of our contribution to female leaders and the future of women’s rugby to an audience that included key influencers and decision-makers in the women’s game. To celebrate the Women in Rugby scholars, we also hosted their graduation ceremony.

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