Oct 26, 2020
Dr. Ashleigh Huffman is an experienced educator, public speaker, entrepreneur, and author in the Sport for Social Change and Women's Empowerment movements. Ashleigh is passionate about gender equality, human rights, access and inclusion, and has worked in more than 80 countries using sports to achieve these ideals.
Ashleigh's co-led efforts on the global sports mentoring program resulted in the 2018 ESPN Stuart Scott Humanitarian Award and the 2018 Peace and Sport Diplomatic Action of the Year.
Throughout her career, Ashleigh has worked across sectors with athletes, corporates, government, and nonprofits to create holistic and sustainable models for social change. She has trained more than 10,000 leaders across the world in sports-based social innovation strategies and worked with more than 50 companies to promote global women's empowerment, inclusion of persons with disabilities, and refugee integration.
In her current role with the U.S. Department of State, Ashleigh educates and equips professional, Olympic, Paralympic, and university athletes to use their passion and platform as a force for good. She works with sports leagues, federations, and corporates to see sport, not only as an international market for economic transaction, but social transformation.
Ashleigh is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Ph.D. in socio-cultural studies and was the captain of her basketball team at Eastern Kentucky University.
In this episode…
What steps can organizations take make to create genuine, lasting, and sustainable inclusion?
Join us as guest host Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with Ashleigh Huffman, Ph.D. of the U.S. State Department to discuss how organizations can approach sustainable models for diversity and inclusion, how individuals can use their voice to support the success of others, how executives can develop business plans that address social issues in society, and how her work on The Global Sports Mentoring Program led to the 2018 ESPN Stuart Scott Humanitarian Award and the 2018 Peace and Sport Diplomatic Action of the Year.