WHAT WE BELIEVE

We are the ones who know that running after a dream is not enough.
We must take the lead,
And keep going, until we achieve our dream.
We are the ones who cover our backs from any team that plays against us.
We are a team of girls,
That will change history.
We are the opponents of those who say that we cannot and should not.
With each goal, we change the rules of what they expect from us as women.
We are the ones who not only play soccer; we are

#Goleadoras

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OUR MISSION

We'll recruit tens of thousands of girls 10 to 15 into Fútbol-5 teams based in neighborhoods throughout the country. A cohort of voluntary trainers ages 18 to 25 will mentor, support and lead weekly training sessions and monthly league
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meets.Our ambition is to improve the physical and mental assertiveness, reinforce the sense of self-confidence, improve the physical conditioning and teach girls the power of collaboration and perseverance.
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"We seek to battle the abyss and the violence of gender disparity by empowering girls in a personal, intuitive way."

GIRLS WHO PLAY SPORTS:
THE STATS

90%

9/10 women executives in a recent survey said sports helped them be more disciplined.

80%

A study of 4,000 girls in Europe who joined a soccer league found: 80% of teenage girls exhibited more confident behavior thanks to playing with a soccer team/club

70%

7/10 said sports helped them to develop leadership skills that contributed to their professional success.

WHY FÚTBOL?

WHY GOLEADORAS

Fútbol is one of the most pervasive and respected social institutions in the world. We'll leverage its prestige to change the game for girls throughout the region.

Fútbol's  technical practice requires assertiveness without violence while it develops a player’s control and her sense of physical space; its low scores reward patience and perseverance while requiring physical conditioning; its tactical set-up places team-work at its core while its free-range on the field rewards a balance of creativity and discipline.

"Empowering Girls through Fútbol's Magic."

A Time for disruption

There are few more potentially disruptive social forces in Latin America today than the young women who have, from their own bedrooms, taken to all forms of messaging and social media to push their own networks and their own content. From informal WhatsApp groups to the tens of millions of subscribers signed up to women-driven

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YouTube channels, the opportunity to directly reach out to girls and change the conversation has never been greater. While traditional activism has disregarded the value and the potential of a new crop of social media stars for meaningful social change, we beg to differ. Goleadoras will take the lead by partnering with the most popular social media stars to start, grow and transform our movement.

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"To change the game, Let’s start in social media"

FÚTBOL for change

Bringing about real change to girls and women's lives will take a shared language that can overcome different regions, sensibilities and cultures.

Futbol is the glue that can equally reach all from coast to coast. 

"Fútbol brings us all together"

Who we are

For more than ten years we've been making change happen all over Latin America by empowering the poorest neighborhoods with the magic of Fútbol. Our work with Unicef, the UN and many private sector partners in Haiti, Venezuela, Mexico has transformed the lives of thousands of kids. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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‘Creator and on-camera talent for some of the world's biggest media and fashion brands. Founder of Proyecto Paz and Goleadoras, a seven-year effort to change children's lives through the power of fútbol’
Eglantina zingg
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‘A pioneer in the e-commerce revolution that changed how women shop for clothes, Carmen was the founding investor of Net-a-Porter’
Carmen busquets
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‘A leading Latin American philanthropist supporting a wide range of ventures in Mexico and Central America’
Mireya cisneros
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‘Led the team that created Windows 7 at Microsoft and is the top ranking woman at the Seattle company.’
Jules Green

FIRST TEAM

The Goleadoras First Team are core supporters of our social mission – they are our collaborators, donors, and allies, all lining up behind Goleadoras in everything that we do.

Ricky Martin

Singer, Actor, Author


Waris Ahulwalia

Actor and Designer


Deyna Castellanos

Runner-up in the FIFA Player of the Year Award


OUR PARTNERS

These partner organizations are working hard to take the Goleadoras movement to the next level

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EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF GIRLS

WORK WITH US

We're looking to fill several leadership team positions. Please come to our Linkedin page for details.
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