How the State Department Supports Gender Equity through Sports InnovationBy Carlos Rodriguez-Cruz y Celis, DipNote October 23, 2017
Last month, the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) kicked off its sixth year as 17 young female leaders from across the world began a month-long program in the United States focused on creating positive social change through sports innovation, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.
Over the course of the exchange program, female executives from U.S. sports organizations work with the international mentees, providing valuable insight and guidance about business concepts in a sporting environment. Throughout the program, the international participants further develop management skills, networking tactics, and leadership strategies, all culminating in the development of a strategic plan for creating sports opportunities for underserved populations in their home communities.
Upon the completion of the program, the participants return home to put their plans in action. Many past participants have made a positive difference in their communities by fostering innovation learned from their time in U.S. organizations.