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The Initiative

Through mentoring and networking, we want to support the rise of women sports leaders abroad who in turn can help nurture the next generation of girl and women athletes.

– Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

The University of Tennessee’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society is proud to announce its partnership with the U.S. Department of State and espnW to launch the newly created Global Sports Mentoring Program for women. The program is designed to connect some of the most notable female sports leaders in the United States to emerging female sports leaders from around the world. Using the Center’s curriculum, “Strong Women. Better World.” mentors and emerging leaders will be introduced to a series of activities that will challenge participants to think critically about how sports can be used to improve local and global communities. Collectively, mentors and emerging leaders will combine their knowledge, skills, and resources to design culturally relevant action plans that can be implemented in the emerging leader’s local communities. The result is a global sisterhood of female leaders who are using sports to make a difference in the lives of girls and women throughout the world.


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