“FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess would like to congratulate our inspirational women leaders, players, organisers, arbiters, trainers, and chess teachers in our global chess community for all their efforts in the journey for change on this 2021 women’s day!
As we are constantly looking for ways to strengthen our reach and enhance the position of women in chess for the benefit of all, we count on your help and support. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com with your suggestions and ideas, or to discuss your projects.
Eva Repkova, chair of the FIDE Women’s Commission”
The FIDE Council approved that 2022 will be declared the “Year of Woman in Chess”. This project outlines future women empowerment path within FIDE for increased lasting support and, as a result, boosting female participation in all areas of chess life. A detailed action plan has been developed, that touches on different topics related to marketing, networking, and enhanced communication.
The FIDE Women’s Commission went through some restructuring recently. Its former Secretary, the two-time Junior World Champion Ilaha Khadimova, was “transferred” to the Events Commission. Her replacement was Christelle Hafstad (pictured below) from England. With her experience in entrepreneurship, finance, and youth chess talent development, Christelle is keen to help promote and develop projects that will further increase the participation of women and girls in the organisation of chess activities and playing chess.