2017 United States

39 empower women through sport

Type of project: Toolkit Download PDF Developed by: U.S. Department of State globalsportsmentoring.org/global-sports-mentoring-program/

Synthesis of the case study

The Global Sports Mentoring Program is an initiative created by the U.S. Department of State. The GSMP consists of two pillars: Empower Women Through Sports and Sport For Community. These one-month mentorship experiences focus on empowering emerging leaders to serve their local communities by increasing access to and opportunities for participation in sports. Each year, 16 or 17 participants demonstrating leadership skills and experience in the sports sector are chosen from a list of nominees selected by U.S. Embassies throughout the world. These emerging leaders are typically between 25 and 40 years of age, proficient in English, and have three or more years of work or volunteer experience with a sport-based development program or organization.

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U.S. Department of State