Our team are the best. We are like minded individuals who share the same goal. We bring energy, a can do attitude and a sense of fun to our lively community. If you think you could help us on our mission or would like to join our growing team, then get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.




About Marisa

Marisa is a German living in Zug. With over 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles across the sports business, she knows many dimensions of the industry. As Chair, she aims to champion female talent and shape a long-term, intentional rethinking towards women in the sports business. My ideal out of office day is out and about in the mountains alone or with friends, preferably on a day-long hike, a tightrope walk or on my E-Bike.


Vice-Chair & Co-Founder

About Leyanne

Leyanne is co-founder of She Sports Switzerland and joins the committee as Vice-Chair. With a wealth of experience in project management and events operations from the London 2012 Olympics to Cycling World Cups and beyond, she brings her operational skills and leadership experience to overseeing the She Sports team. When I’m Out of Office, you’ll find me... Riding my road bike and always finding a good coffee stop on the way!



About Rachel

Rachel is a recovering archaeologist now digging through spreadsheets and documents as a forensic accountant rather than in the dirt. Now she gets her dirt fix through her continued love of mountain biking, cyclocross and in fact since moving to Switzerland all other forms of outdoor activity. Rachel spent many years training and racing, culminating in racing for team GB at the mountain bike World Marathon Championships and now wants to give something back to the sporting world. When not enjoying the outdoors you can find her enjoying yoga at home with her long-suffering other half and two rabbits (Beryl and Bunn-Rita). Ideal out of office day?... Cycling to a refuge in the mountains on gravel bikes, eating rösti and getting home just as the sun sets.


Partnerships Lead

About Jeanne

French living in Geneva, Jeanne has worked in the Event and International scope implementing commercial contractual rights at large-scale sport events for the NBA, World Rugby and Electronic Arts. She will bring experience in developing and implementing partnerships strategies, with the aim to work with organisations, brands and business that align to She Sports Switzerland's values and mission. Her ideal ‘Out Of Office’ day is... going for a morning run, making the most of what Switzerland has to offer such as hiking, biking, skiing and watching the Champions League.


Memberships Lead

About Stefanie

Stefanie is a Canadian living just outside of Zurich. She is a passionate equestrian with a background in economics and sport management. Her mission, however, is to explore creative membership solutions that best meet the needs of the diverse She Sports community. When I’m Out of Office, you’ll find me... On the back of a horse practicing my dressage moves or traveling around the world in search of new adventures.


Events Lead

About Christine

Born in the suburbs of Paris, Christine is passionate about sports, travels and cultures. A freelancer on mega-events in venue operations and hospitality, she wishes to put her operational & people skills, her creativity and her eye for details to support SSS; to gather, inspire and empower its members. When I’m Out of Office, you’ll find me... Doing yoga, dancing, enjoying life outdoor and meeting with friends for coffee or wine.



About Svenja

Svenja joins She Sports as secretary and strategic advisor. Having grown up next to the UEFA in Nyon (Switzerland) Svenja is now back in the country (Zurich) after 10 years abroad. With a background in strategy consulting, data and tech, Svenja is not only keen to use her expertise at She Sports, but she is also very passionate about bringing more diversity and sustainability to the world of sports. Ideal out of office day?... Hiking, skiing or mountain-biking in the Alps with my friends, followed by a delicious cheese fondue - never mind the temperatures outside!




About Tanya

Tanya moved to Switzerland from India to pursue her Master's in International Affairs and is currently working towards (hopefully) a more inclusive conversation on gender and sexuality in sport. One can always find her browsing through her favourite social media channels to keep up with all the latest sports news and memes. When I'm out of the office, you'll find me.... (Summertime) Lounging by the lake and swimming (Any other time) Lounging at a friend's place, trying to put together a meal.



About Louise

Aussie-born Louise is currently spending her second stint in Switzerland after moving here many moons ago to work for the International Olympic Committee. Since that time, her experience in event management and hospitality has taken her to China then back to Sydney, until returning to Switzerland in recent years. Louise now works for the International Golf Federation. When she is out of the office... she is usually driving her kids to their numerous sporting activities but always tries to make time to get outdoors on long walks to admire Switzerland's beauty.



About Elena

Elena is our social media whizz and looks after our Instagram and Facebook accounts. She’s inspired by the capacity of sports to transcend diverse backgrounds and differences, particularly at events like the Olympics and the World Cup. She just moved back home to the U.S. after spending a year in France, and is overjoyed to be a part of the She Sports team alongside so many incredible women.



About Iris

Recently settled in Lausanne from Barcelona, Iris has been a sports team member as long as she can remember up to this day. She has been a registered player in a Basketball, Football and Volleyball team. She believes that sport allows to bring out the best of oneself and it is the best way to bring people together. For this reason, she has been involved in different clubs, combining it with her professional career in Education. What is your ideal ‘Out Of Office’ day? You will find me in the Lac Léman or discovering new spots in the amazing Switzerland.



About Ingrid

Ingrid is from the Netherlands and after having travelled the world working on major multi-sport events, she now lives in Lausanne. She brings her expertise in organising events to the She Sports Switzerland events team, working to inspire, inform and meet our members. When out of the office... you can find her walking or riding her bike in nature.



About Sally

Australian-born Sally has worked at numerous Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, either for Organising Committees or the IOC itself. Now based at the World Air Sports Federation, Sally is passionate about gender equality and respect in the sports world, and the fight against corruption. What is your ideal out-of-office day?... A relatively new Swiss citizen, Sally swapped her surfboard for a snowboard and can confirm that her children are much faster on the pistes than she will ever be, but that's no reason to stop.



About Sanket

At the core of Sanket’s being, is an extremely deep passion for sports and story telling. Hailing from India, Sanket is a (former) junior national hockey player (Field Hockey!), and has spent half his life reading and writing stories in sports. On a confidence-filled day, he will describe himself as a Swiss army knife in the sports industry, having worked in sports journalism, marketing and events. Sanket moved to Switzerland in 2019 to pursue a Master in Sports Administration at AISTS, and is a great believer in the potential of sport and sport stories to traverse all differences in the world which is why he constantly seeks opportunities to relay them through his writing.