Marayke is incredible proud to have won one of just 25 positions available globally for retired female athletes to be mentored by business leaders in making a transition to becoming leaders outside the sporting arena.
In partnership and support of EY, the WABN Mentoring Program is designed to harness the untapped leadership potential of female athletes. Elite women athletes who have transitioned or are in the process of transitioning from a career in sport are matched with prominent women business leaders from the membership of the International Women’s Forum.
Marayke has been matched with the amazing Stephanie Christopher, CEO of the Executive Connection in Australia.
25 Mentees were competitively selected for the 2016 program year and assigned a mentor who is an accomplished and recognized leader in her field. Mentors and mentees agree to connect at least eight times across the course of the program year. These elite athletes were selected based on a proven track record of athletic and academic achievement and their goals to be impactful leaders.
The International Women’s Forum and its membership of 6,200+ of the world’s most preeminent women leaders in 34 nations on six continents serves as an unmatched resource of mentors. IWF’s mission is to build better global leadership across careers, cultures and continents by uniting women of significant and diverse achievement through training, mentoring, and connectivity. The IWF member leaders who are volunteering as mentors are well positioned to provide valuable insights and lessons to the athletes as they advance in their leadership journeys.