Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Celebrates Generation of Future Female Leaders in partnership with Laureus Foundation
NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its sponsorship of the Laureus Foundation, MUFG last week demonstrated its support for youth from disadvantaged communities over a two-day period by supporting events celebrating the theme of "women in leadership."
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., or MUFG, is one of the world's leading financial groups. Laureus is an international non-profit organization that uses sport as a tool for social change.
A Day of Service with Figure Skating in Harlem
On September 9, representatives of MUFG's inclusion and diversity initiative joined Benita Fitzgerald-Mosley, CEO of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, to attend a day of service hosted by Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH), a Laureus partner dedicated to strengthening leadership skills among young women of color. Also attending were Olympic gold medalists Nadia Comăneci and Meryl Davis, who participated alongside MUFG employees in a series of group activities with girls at FSH's after-school facility.
"Sports gave me a platform at a time of few opportunities for women, and though we've made progress over the years, there's still room for improvement," said Ms. Comăneci, who is also a Laureus Academy member. "In supporting Laureus, sponsors like MUFG can help girls get a sense of direction in the early stages of life that they might not have otherwise had without sports."
The program concluded with female leaders from MUFG presenting a $10,000 donation to FSH and offering words of inspiration to the girls in the audience.
Sponsorship of Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser
On September 10, MUFG sponsored the Laureus USA 2019 Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser in Midtown Manhattan featuring Olympians and star athletes who walked the runway in support of the mission to improve the lives of youth...