Chicago/London – March 10, 2021 – Stats Perform, the SportsTech leader in data and AI technology, today announced a corporate partnership with non-profit Women in Sports Tech (WiST) to generate more opportunities for women at all stages of their careers looking to join or progress within the sports tech and innovation space.
Founded in 2018, WiST’s mission is to be the ultimate global community connecting women at all experience levels with the business leaders who want to hire them—from internships to board seats. As an official partner, Stats Perform will support the impact of WiST’s initiatives while also being a member of the WiST NETWORK as a hiring employer.
“Stats Perform is breaking ground on several data-driven innovations in sports. It’s exciting to see such a company commit to helping advance women within our industry,” said WiST Founder/CEO and Chair Emeritus Marilou McFarlane. “Stats Perform shares the goals and values we have at WiST, and we look forward to capitalizing on this partnership to make a meaningful impact on gender diversity in the sports technology industry.”
Stats Perform’s support for WiST stems from a commitment to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) within its workforce and the communities in which it operates. In addition to joining the WiST NETWORK, Stats Perform will support critical WiST initiatives such as the WiST Fellowships program, which provides internship awards for college and grad students. Stats Perform will also contribute to WiST Next Gen, which engages with middle and high school young women on the array of sports tech career opportunities available to encourage continued STEAM studies and sports participation.
“As part of Stats Perform’s commitment to DE&I, we are proud to have partnered with a non-profit organization whose main objective is to ‘change the ratio’ within the Sports Tech industry,” said Stats Perform Chief Product and Marketing Officer Nancy Hensley. “At Stats Perform, we recognize that greater diversity sparks more exciting innovation, and we want to do all we can to have an impact on diversity within our company and industry. We are thrilled with the work Marilou and Women in Sports Tech are doing and look forward to supporting the organization and its mission in the years ahead.”