Long after the bright lights of March Madness dimmed, 24 female athletes from Liberia, Lithuania, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela are taking home memories and lessons of their time in the United States to pay it forward to women and girls in their countries.
While the women's NCAA tournament was in full swing this past week, WNBA stars Tamika Catchings and Ebony Hoffman were bringing the game of basketball to more than 100 female athletes in Thailand.As part of the State Department's Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, the players led clinics and drills, and there was even a little trash talking.
Tamika Catchings & Co. are checking in from Thailand, where they are sharing their stories and experiences with young athletes to show that anything is possible, as part of the State Department's Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative.
Title IX legislation helped open doors for girls and women in schools and sports since it was signed into law 40 years ago, but can its message reach those beyond America's borders?That question is one of the main inspirations behind the State Department's Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, which aims to encourage and motivate young female athletes across the globe.
"Smart power."That is part of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's vision to empower women and girls through many tools as part of the Empowering Women and Girls through Sports initiative.