All girls ages 13-18 who are interested in golf and planning to pursue a STEM field in college can apply until April 22 for the free LPGA Leadership Academy. The event takes place June 22-23 at Saginaw Country Club in conjunction with the annual Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational.
The LPGA Leadership Academy uses the game of golf as a platform and learning tool to:
- Teach girls how to become better decision makers
- Overcome and let go of setbacks
- Take risks and embrace opportunities
- Develop skills to accomplish specific goals
- Play their own game and find their own voice
Each participant will also be eligible to apply for The LPGA Foundation Scholarship Program, which includes invitations to LPGA events, mentoring programs, and a $5,000 college scholarship.
The Dow GLBI is again partnering with the LPGA Foundation to bring the LPGA Leadership Academy to Michigan to support the development of the next generation of female leaders through a blend of golf and business skills.
The LPGA Foundation introduced the LPGA Leadership Academy in 2015 to engage teenage girls in golf and provide them with the framework to develop their confidence, communication, and leadership skills. With activities on and off the course, attendees discover their personal strengths through group exercises, expert-led discussions, journaling, and interactions with female executives.
“We are committed to empowering, inspiring and transforming the lives of girls and young women through the game of golf,” said Nancy Henderson, president of The LPGA Foundation. “We are excited about our continued partnership with the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational and bringing the LPGA Leadership Academy to a new location in the Great Lakes Bay Region this summer.”
A unique aspect of the program is an interactive female leadership panel discussion in which several Dow female executives share their college and career journeys, key learnings along the way, and openly engage in a question and answer session with participants.
“We are excited and honored to team up once again with the LPGA to empower girls and young women from all backgrounds to dream, learn, and grow,” said Karen S. Carter, Dow’s chief human resources officer and chief inclusion officer. “We strive to build inclusive communities and are passionate about providing opportunities that help shape the young and innovative minds in our region for generations to come.”
The Dow GLBI, a team event with $2.5 million in prize money, will be held July 10-16 at Midland Country Club.