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  1. Class Of 2014 Reflects On Global Sports Mentorship Program

    espnW

    The Global Sports Mentorship Program was started by the U.S. Department of State and espnW to pair emerging leaders from around the world with American female executives in the sports industry. Its goal is to create a network of women and girls who s...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. Danish Swimmer Wants To Change The Game For Athletes With Disabil...

    Nicole Blades

    Anne-Dorte Andersen had a successful Paralympic career, but struggled to find proper coaching along the way. Now she's made it her mission to help athletes with disabilities feel included and accommodated.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  3. After Disaster, Geraldine Bernardo Works To Prove That Sports Can...

    Nicole Blades

    Dragon boat racing got Geraldine Bernardo's life back on track, and now she's helping her countrymen in the storm-ravaged Philippines find their own peace of mind through sports.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2014
  4. Meet The Global Sports Mentorship Program Class Of 2013

    The U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program connects females in sports from around the world to American mentors across the U.S. for a three-week mentorship experience. This is the story of the 2013 class.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  5. Meet The Global Sports Mentorship Program Class Of 2014

    Strong women. Trailblazers. World changers. See how the Global Sports Mentorship Program Class of 2014 define themselves.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  6. Pioneering Soccer Referee Helps Kenyan Girls Find A Way Up Throug...

    Sara Brady

    Refereeing soccer helped Maqulate Onyango transcend her poverty-stricken upbringing in Kenya, and now she's working to give other girls there the same chance.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  7. Yu-Tsien Tseng's Mission? Bring Sports to Girls in Taiwan

    Amanda Angel

    The professor who goes by "Blue" channels the aggression she once reserved for the basketball court into fighting stereotypes of female athletes throughout East Asia.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  8. Egyptian Basketball Star Dropped Everything to Change Kids' Lives...

    Alexandra Tomlinson

    Yasmin Helal gave up her professional and athletic success to help underprivileged kids in Egypt get a chance at quality education.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  9. Speaking the language of hoops

    Ruth Riley

    Atlanta Dream center Ruth Riley recently spent nine days on a trip to Morocco and Spain as part of a program sponsored by NBA/WNBA Cares and conducted by SportsUnited, an international exchange program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  10. espnW -- Global Sports Mentorship Program wraps up with luncheon,...

    Jane McManus

    With plans for change in place, Global Sports Mentoring Program participants, mentors and women gathered at a final luncheon to share stories, laugh and reflect on their three-week whirlwind.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  11. Help is on the way, Pakistan

    Fatima Saleem

    My head is spinning and my I'm tearing my hair out. But I've never felt so amazing in my life. Today is my last day at ESPN as part of the Global Sports Mentoring Program, and the experience has truly been incredible. I arrived in the United States...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  12. espnW -- Global Sports Mentorship Program under way with new ment...

    Jane McManus

    The Global Sports Mentoring Program is again empowering women from around the world, as this year's mentees dive into their new partnerships.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  13. espnW -- U.S. Department of State, espnW announce second year of ...

    The U.S. Department of State and espnW have again joined forces for their Global Sports Mentoring Program, which aims to advance the rights and participation of women and girls around the world with sports as the vehicle creating greater opportunity.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  14. Mentorship experience has been an eye-opener

    Aparna Popat

    Over the past month, 18 emerging leaders from throughout the world participated in the inaugural group of the U.S. Department of State/espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program. One of this year's mentees, Aparna Popat, shares her experiences from the pr...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  15. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kicks off Women's World Cup In...

    Abigail Lorge

    Speaking from the Department of State, Secretary Hillary Clinton hopes new program will continue to empower girls and women at home and level the playing field abroad.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  16. W Wants To Know: Michelle Kwan

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    Michelle Kwan, a nine-time U.S. figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist, currently works for the U.S. State Department and serves on the board of Special Olympics International. The 33-year-old legend recently ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013