HUMANS OF AISTS
MAS2021 | Ep04 | ALICE RONCHETTI
Softball is my first love: the color of the dirt, the sound of the ball being hit, the softness and smell of grass, they will forever be a synonym of happiness for me.
I started playing around the age of 7 and gradually became more involved with the sport, competing internationally and becoming a coach for the French national team in 2019.
As an athlete, I used to feel apprehensive about my future career, particularly for women, as it is difficult to transform the sport that you love into a full-time profession.
After a coach told me: “If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail, I realized that the same concept applied to every aspect of life and that I lacked preparation for what would be my professional career. That feeling drew me to AISTS, growing my skills and equipping me for the challenges I will face in this new chapter of my life.
I completed my Marketing and Business degree from the University of Milan, which has helped me find a compromise between ideals and practical strategies in sport. I believe that I will be equipped to take on the world of sport, with passion and organizational skills post completion of my sports masters from AISTS.
I dream of having a job that fulfills my enthusiasm to create an impact in society and to advocate for sports values as educational and developmental means in communities.
Possibly by doing so, I will be inspiring other women to pursue a career in sport as well.
I want this industry to be more efficient and unlock its full potential by having more women on boards and at International Federations.
* Coordination by Aditya and photography by Gabor, MAS2021.