On Monday, 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, 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. Now in its 11th year, 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.
The Department’s cooperative partner for the U.S. Department of State-espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program is the University of Tennessee Center for Sport, Peace, and Society (CSPS). CSPS helps global leaders develop innovative solutions to socio-political challenges using sport. They work to create a more peaceful, equitable, and inclusive world.
Through its work as implementing partner of the U.S. Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Program, the center has worked with international sports leaders and U.S. mentors on five-week exchanges, where the leaders develop Action Plans for sport-based social change in their communities. These plans have contributed to the creation of national sports leagues and federations for women and people with disabilities and impacted legislation to make countries more inclusive and accessible.
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