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Nike x She Matters Lotus Flower Programme

Become a part of Nike, Inc. through She Matters’ Lotus Flower Programme! 

NIKE WOMEN of EMEA Network and She Matters are collaborating on a Lotus Flower Programme for female newcomers who are interested in building future proof skills under the coaching of Nike’s most inspiring leaders, with potential opportunities for employment. Do you want to learn about Nike and Sports Heritage, Supply Chain Management, Data Science: Python 101 and more? Do you want to receive guidance from an experienced female mentor about which steps to take in your career? Do you want to expand your network? Then apply for our upcoming programme!


NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc., it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game. 

You might think of NIKE as a sport and fitness brand – and we are. But at our core, NIKE is a design company. We do the math and the art, the research and the refining, the conception and the crafting – everything that goes into creating great design for an entire world of sport. 

Individually, we are hundreds of creatives, from diverse experiences and design disciplines, creating the products, communication and experiences you see every day. 

Together we are a world-class design community like no other, open to innovative ideas and to those willing to expand the conversation – or start a new one. 

Wonder if you’re one of them? We do too.


Executed by NIKE and She Matters, the LFP provides critical career training and skills development for women with a refugee or forced migration background. This full-time 7-week career readiness programme provides future forward workshops and mentorship opportunities to empower participants to develop the skills they need to re-enter the labour market. 

Weekly Workshops

As a LFP participant, you’ll receive 2-3 weekly workshops with weekly assignments on the following topics:

  • Nike & Sports Heritage
  • Supply Chain University
  • Data Science: Python 101
  • CV and Interview Intelligence
  • The ‘WHY’ Journey
  • Building Your Personal Brand

You’ll work on a cross-functional project that will be presented to Nike Executive Leadership at the end of the programme.


In the mentoring process, a female professional from Nike will be matched with you for the duration of the programme. During that time, your mentor will work alongside you to provide supplemental guidance and support. This will include tips and tricks in your job search, working in the Dutch labour market and working in the retail & sporting goods industry, and of course, sisterhood and friendship. 


  • The programme is open to women, and all those who define themselves as women, who have refugee status in the Netherlands (‘statushouders’);
  • Basic understanding of the following fields: Supply Chain: Operations, Planning, Technology (User knowledge of data science tools (i.e. Python) is a plus);
  • Ability to drive processes End2End by defining a clear set of goals and mapping the roadmap on how to get there;
  • Listens actively, asks and offers help, makes insightful contributions to advance the workstreams;
  • You have an open, proactive attitude, are eager to learn and want to share information with your peers and mentor;
  • You are motivated to participate and make time for the mandatory weekly workshops, and (online) weekly meetings with your mentor.


  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently; 
  • Advanced level use of Microsoft Office (Excel is a must);
  • Relevant HBO/WO background;
  • You have an open, proactive attitude, are eager to learn and want to share information with your peers and mentor;
  • You are motivated to participate and make time for the mandatory weekly workshops, and (online) weekly meetings with your mentor.
APPLY NOW! The application period will end on Friday, 28 May 2021 at 18.00 CET. If you are interested in joining this exciting journey, send your CV to: info@shematters.nl. Let’s do this!
UPDATE: The application period is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied for the programme, and to our sister organisations for helping to spread the word. 

To be considered for future Lotus Flower Programmes, kindly send your CV to: info@shematters.nl.