LPGA Foundation and Christina Zacamy Bring LPGA Leadership Academy Back to Westchester Country Club

Executive women’s panel to headline the two-day academy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 31, 2018 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Foundation and Christina Zacamy will join together to help develop the next generation of female leaders at a LPGA Leadership Academy in New York state next month.

The two-day event, sponsored by Zacamy, who is a member of the LPGA Foundation Board of Directors and the Chair of its Leadership Committee, will be held from August 7-8 at Westchester Country Club in Rye.

A key component of the Leadership Academy will be an executive women’s panel discussion. Ida Liu, Managing Director at Citi Private Bank and Global Market Manager for New York; Elizabeth Everett Krisberg, Managing Director at BofA Merrill Lynch and Head of Global Corporate Access; and Elizabeth Simmons, Vice President – Government Relations and Workforce Development at the National Retail Federation, will be among the panelists.

“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 very excited about the impact that The LPGA Leadership Academy is having on the young girls who participate in the program.”

“It is a privilege to be part of a program that is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of female leaders and encouraging young women to create opportunities for themselves and others,” said Zacamy. “Since we began this initiative, we have reached over 400 high potential teenage girls from across the country through the LPGA Leadership Academy Program to create a community of highly engaged and motivated young leaders.”

The LPGA Foundation introduced the two-day LPGA Leadership Academy in 2015 to engage teenage girls in golf and provide them with a framework to develop confidence and enhance their communication and leadership skills. Group leadership exercises, expert-led discussions, journaling and interaction with female executives and mentors help young women focus on their individual strengths and leadership style.

The LPGA Leadership Academy uses the game of golf as a platform and learning tool to:

  • Teach young women how to become better decision makers
  • Overcome and let go of setbacks
  • Take calculated risks and embrace opportunities
  • Develop skills to accomplish specific goals
  • Play their own game and find their own voice

LPGA Leadership Academy events have already been held this year in Minneapolis; Atlanta; San Francisco; and Southern Pines, North Carolina. Each LPGA Leadership Academy hosts 40 girls aged 13-18.

About The LPGA Foundation
Established in 1991, The LPGA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives.

Key priorities include: LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, The LPGA Leadership Academy, scholarships and the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative for those in the golf industry who are experiencing severe hardship. The LPGA Foundation is supported by corporate and private donations, foundation grants and contributions from LPGA members. For more information on how to contribute to The LPGA Foundation, please contact LPGA Headquarters, 100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124, or by phone, +1 386-274-6200 and on the web: https://lpgafoundation.org/donate.

About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.

The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via www.LPGA.com. Join the social conversation at www.facebook.com/lpga, www.twitter.com/lpga and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo, and on Instagram at @lpga_tour.

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