Broadridge partners with USRowing to support the U.S. Women’s National Team

USRowing and Broadridge plan an inclusive programme to help women athletes advance their careers

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc has signed on as an Official USRowing Partner to support the organisation and the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Together, they will provide an elite athlete management programme for five women U.S. rowing national team hopefuls. The programme includes valuable work experience, a flexible work environment, and economic support during the athletes’ training for world championships, Paris 2024 Olympic, and Paralympic competitions.

Long term employment

“We are thrilled to announce this exciting partnership with Broadridge and this innovative management training program,” said USRowing CEO Amanda Kraus

“This partnership provides our women’s national team athletes with a strong opportunity to succeed in the boat while building their careers with a world-class company,” she explains.  

The programme will also provide exceptional employees with long-term employment prospects with Broadridge, a global fintech leader.

“Our vision is that this innovative and creative program will serve as a model for other companies who want to support our Olympic and Paralympic Teams and athletes,” said Josy Verdonkschot, USRowing Chief High-Performance Officer.

Commitment to excellence 

Tim Gokey, CEO of Broadridge, adds: “USRowing’s vision and plan for performance and commitment to excellence are well aligned with our corporate culture, which is focused on creating the most engaging and supportive workplace for the most talented associates in our industry.”

For him, USA women athletes are dedicated, driven, and smart. “Exactly the kind of associates that we are looking for, and this programme will provide a pipeline of talent for our company while helping these athletes compete for their Olympic and Paralympic dreams.”

Kate Johnson, U.S. Olympian and Director of Integrated Marketing – Sports, Media, Entertainment at Google, will serve as a USRowing’s advisor for the programme. At Johnson’s prior position with Visa, she developed and oversaw an innovative and successful athlete internship programme. 

Under the three-year partnership agreement, Broadridge also will be a Presenting Sponsor of USRowing’s Youth National Championship and USRowing Golden Oars Gala for 2022, 2023, and 2024.

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