WSI New Generation of Game Changers
WSI Webinar: Initiatives & Projects by WSI Upcoming Members
Date: Saturday, March 19
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CET
Format: Presentation, Q & A, and discussion
Language: English (Closed Captions available in English)
- Maka Chikowero (WSI & MTC Educate A Girl Inc)
- Aya Noguchi (WSI & S.C.P. Japan)
- Peri Sheinin (WSI & WHSV Sport Anchor/Reporter)
- Marika Fukuta & Ayako Takematsu (WSI & The Japanese Bridge Women's Soccer program)
Maka Chikowero "Girls sports, Education, and climate justice is what we want."
Aya Noguchi "S.C.P. Japan ~ Sports for Creating Pathways Japan~"
Peri Sheinin "The Future of Women in Sports"
Peri is the Sport Anchor and the Reporter for WHSV in Harrisonburg, VA. She joined WHSV after graduating from Brown University, where she studied English and played on the Women’s Varsity Tennis Team. She covered sports for The Brown Daily Herald and served on the Executive Board of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Over four years at Brown, Peri completed 10 internships in sports media, including recent positions at HBO and Mandalay Sports Media. Peri also spent a semester at WPRI Channel 12 in Providence, Rhode Island, where she had the privilege of covering Tom Brady’s last season with the Patriots.
Peri is the WSI Newsletter Assistant Editor and works with the WSI newsletter editor-in-chief, Lucas Aykroyd, to publish the WSI bi-monthly newsletter. She also serves as the member of the WSI Communication Committee.
Marika Fukuta & Ayako Takematsu "The Japanese Bridge Women's Soccer Program"
Marika Fukuta studied and played women's soccer for a university in the U.S. after participating in the Bridge program U.S. tour. She became a team captain for the university team in her senior year and contributed the successful season. Marika currently works for one of the largest airline companies in Japan as an assistant manager. She supervises contracts and quality management of overseas airports. As one of the leaders for the Bridge Program in Japan, she has led several leadership and educational sessions as well as charity events for the Japanese women's soccer players.
Ayako Takematsu participated in the Bridge program U.S. tour and got inspired to get involved in promoting women in sport, particularly girls and women soccer players. After living in the U.S. and worked in the Australia, she received the A-license from the Japanese Football Association and currently works as a football (soccer) coach at the National Football Academy in Japan. She has coached Japanese girls' soccer players for over 15 years now. As one of the leaders for the Bridge Program, Ayako has also led several leadership and educational sessions as well as charity events for the Japanese women's soccer players.