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#TeamUp to Empower Women and Girls through Sport

  • Groupama OL Academy 8 Rue Mélina Mercouri Meyzieu, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 69330 France (map)

Former participants of the Global Sport Mentoring Program by the US Department of States and the University of Teneessee Center for Sport Peace and Society will share their tips and stories on how sport can empower women and girls. It will be about women leadership and the crazy use of sport to level up women and girls.


Carole Ponchon is the founder of BeInnovActiv in France.

Júlia Vergueiro is the owner and CEO of Pelado Real Futebol Clube in Brazil.

Silvija Mitevska is the President and Program Director of TAKT NGO in Macedonia.

Akhona Makalima is the first certified female soccer referee in South Africa.

Caroline Lembe is a boxing trainer at N’Wicha Boxing School in Belgium.

Carmen Pozo Rios is the founder of Super Poderosas and first female sports journalist in Bolivia.