Chelsea FC Women have today announced a landmark new partnership with Cornerstone OnDemand Inc., a leader in learning and talent experience solutions that aims to empower a future-ready workforce.

Through the partnership, Cornerstone will be powering Chelsea’s entire workforce both on and off the pitch by being integrated into the club’s wider learning and development programmes, empowering all staff to be their most extraordinary. Cornerstone has been a pioneer in learning and talent experience solutions for the last two decades and is a natural fit to support the current Women’s Super League champions in pushing the game forward.

As part of this pioneering partnership, Chelsea FC Women and Cornerstone will showcase how Chelsea Women’s stars and past players are using Cornerstone’s learning and talent software to help them be the best version of themselves. Fans will also see Cornerstone’s pitch-side branding and future Cornerstone-hosted events across Stamford Bridge, Kingsmeadow and Cobham.

The partnership will be kicking off around the Women’s Super League season-opener with Cornerstone Connect Live hosted at Stamford Bridge on 2 October, the day after Chelsea Women take on Tottenham to begin their title defence at the stadium.

Cornerstone Connect Live is an exclusive event bringing together customers, executives and industry visionaries for conversations and inspiration for building successful and thriving talent programmes for the future.

Speaking about the launch of the partnership, Himanshu Palsule, Cornerstone chief executive officer, said: ‘We are thrilled to partner with Chelsea FC Women. This new relationship underscores our commitment to empowering women athletes and supporting their continuous growth and development. With Cornerstone’s world-class learning and talent management software, the Chelsea organization and its athletes can reach full potential both on and off the pitch.’

Zarah Al-Kudcy, women’s football commercial director at Chelsea FC, commented: ‘We are excited to announce Cornerstone as a partner of Chelsea Women. Cornerstone’s learning and talent development tools will enable us to unleash the potential of the team behind the team. As a recent new member of the business myself, Cornerstone has already helped to accelerate my integration into the club.’

Jo Stone, director of HR at Chelsea FC, added: ‘I am delighted to welcome Cornerstone as an official partner of our Women’s team. They are a truly best-in-class learning, development, and performance management system provider. As we deploy the platform in the club, we are confident it will support developing our team on and off the pitch, driving a high performance and continuous learning mindset.’