Ugandan Sports Ladies Selected For Global Program In U.S

more about visit sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 200%;”>According to a document released by the American Embassy, seek the two Ugandan sports ladies will work side-by-side with top American female executives and other emerging female leaders (age 25-40) from around the world; sharing valuable business and leadership skills.

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During their time together, at the event which is to take four weeks beginning September 8, the mentors will assist the emerging leaders in the creation of strategic action plans that will be used to create specific sports opportunities for underserved women and girls when they return home.

“espnW is proud to continue our collaboration with the U.S. Department of State as we advance the Global Sports Mentoring Program,” said Laura Gentile, vice president, espnW. “The program truly empowers women and girls through sports, an objective of utmost importance to espnW.”

This year’s mentors consist of executives from the following companies and organizations: The Coca-Cola Company, ESPN, Equinox, Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), the (US) National Hockey League (NHL), NCAA, New Balance, New York Road Runners, Procter & Gamble, The PGA of America, Saatchi and Saatchi (2), U.S. Olympic Committee, United States Golf Association (USGA), Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

“We know when women and girls participate in sports they are more likely to gain the skills they need to succeed in life, but they also create stronger, more stable communities,” Lee Satterfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of State, said of the 2013 Global Sports Mentoring Program.


“In partnership with espnW, this women-to-women mentoring initiative aims to increase the number of women and girls who participate in sports worldwide.”

The other 2013 emerging leaders hail from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkmenistan.

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