Catherine Chabaud is a French journalist and sailor, born on 29th November 1962 in Bron (Rhône). During the third edition of the Vendée Globe (1996-1997), she became the first woman to complete a round-the-world sailing race, single-handed, racing and non-stop. It was during her races that her commitment to protecting the environment was born, after witnessing the state of pollution in the ocean. Her interest in sustainable development was first expressed through her work as a journalist, then through associative activities and finally through her political commitment.
She co-founded the Ocean and Climate platform and launched an initiative to recognized the ocean as a “common good of humanity". She was advisor to the Economic, Social and Environmental Council and then delegate for the sea and coastline at the French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea from 26 February 2016 to 13 November 2017. On 26 May 2019, she was elected as a Member of the European Parliament on the Renaissance list, affiliated with the MoDem. She is active in the European Parliament in the Committees on Development, Environment and Fisheries and works on maritime topics. On 9 November 2022
she set off from Saint-Malo (France) on the Route du Rhum, a legendary solo yacht race from Brittany to Guadeloupe. The origin of this participation is directly linked to her mandate as a Member of the European Parliament, to raise awareness of maritime issues and the protection of the ocean.
Celia Šašić (b. 1988) is one of the stars of women’s football. She played in the Women’s Bundesliga for SC 07 Bad Neuenahr (2004-2013) and 1. FFC Frankfurt (2013-2015). Her international career began in 2005 and she played for Germany in 111 matches before retiring from football in 2015. She won the UEFA Women’s EURO twice and the Algarve Cup three times with the national squad, and the UEFA Women’s Champions League and DFB Cup with FFC Frankfurt. She was awarded the Fritz Walter medal in 2005, and was UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe in 2012 and 2015.
In 2020 she was elected to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body. Celia Šašić is an ambassador for UEFA EURO 2024 and has been DFB Vice President for Equality and Diversity since March 2022. Celia stands for equal opportunities, the inclusive power of soccer and the conviction to succeed in soccer with fair play, discipline and sovereignty.