Mizuho DrivHER Summit at Mizuho Americas Open to inspire new generation of women leaders

The Mizuho DrivHER Summit will take place at the Mizuho Americas Open at iconic Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City on May 15.

The event, developed in conjunction with Girls Inc., reflects both organizations’ shared values of advancing equity and opportunity for women and girls. The daylong program will feature panels and interactive presentations from accomplished women sharing their advice and experience, along with hands-on leadership training, teambuilding and career development activities.

“Our partners at Mizuho truly understand the potential that lies within every girl,” Girls Inc. CEO and President Stephanie Hull said. “From their generous support for Girls Inc.’s leadership programming, to their commitment to giving girls meaningful, hands-on learning experiences, to their providing girls with access to the inspiration of golf icons, Mizuho has done so much to help us build a new generation of leaders. We are grateful to our partners for creating this summit and providing the girls with a valuable opportunity to learn and grow. Our partnership with Mizuho has opened new doors for our participants and made a difference in our ability to help girls overcome challenges.”

Featured speakers will include Michelle Wie West, LPGA icon and tournament host; Mollie Marcoux Samaan, commissioner of the LPGA; Hull; LPGA and AJGA players; as well as several Mizuho representatives from across the organization.

“We are very excited to launch the Mizuho DrivHER Summit in conjunction with Girls Inc.,” Lesley Palmer, managing director, head of community relations, at Mizuho Americas, said. “We hope this experience has a real and positive impact on these young women, helping them develop their confidence and skills as future leaders and change-makers.”

Last year, Mizuho named Girls Inc. as the charitable partner of the Mizuho Americas Open and awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant to support its mission of providing girls and young women, particularly those from low-income communities and of color, with the resources and leadership skills needed to overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

Recipients of the 2024 Mizuho Americas Scholarship will be announced at the event. Three young women who exemplify the Girls Inc. mission that inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold, will each be awarded $5,000 toward their college tuition to further their commitment to self-growth and academic achievement.