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11th Annual Global Sports Program Commenced on 16th October 2023

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On 16th of October 2023, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield kicked off the 2023 U.S. Department of State-espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program. 

The 11th Annual Global Sports Mentoring Program is a public-private partnership between the Department and espnW that harnesses the positive power of sport and mentorship to engage international women in sport and American sports industry executives.

The Department and espnW have created a global network of women in sports to support efforts to expand access to education, economic equity, and societal opportunity and inclusion, during this 11th year of program. 

The complete focus of this program is on the professional development, networking and building capacity. 

Commemorating the 11th year of this mentoring program, pairs from 16 nations – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Uganda, and Uzbekistan with mentors from the American sports industry, including the Big East Conference; Creative Artists Agency (CAA); ESPN; Double Verify; Monumental Sports and Entertainment; the National Football League (NFL) in tandem with the Green Bay Packers, the Los Angeles Chargers, and NFL Films; the National Hockey League; the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); New Balance; Saatchi & Saatchi; the University of Connecticut; the University of Louisville; the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and the Women’s Sports Foundation have been invited.  

On returning back home, these international delegations will create and implement an action plan with ongoing guidance from their American mentor. These action plans focus on key issues of importance, from professional opportunities in the sports industry to grassroots engagement with underserved youth.

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