ABSTRACT FROM THE CORNERSTONE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE JUNE 2014 EDITION

As you bring your daughter to her sports clinics this weekend, to Tae Kwon Do or swimming or soccer, or wherever else her passion lies, celebrate. She’s not just playing. She’s not just exercising. She’s actually building critical life skills, such as confidence, leadership, teamwork, perseverance and discipline, all of which will contribute to her future success and happiness. We can connect the dots between a girl’s participation in sports and her future achievements in education and employment.

Beth Brooke-Marciniak is Global Vice Chair-Public Policy at EY and is a member of the firm’s Global Executive Board. She has public policy responsibility for the firm’s operations in 150 countries and also has global responsibility for the firm’s Diversity and Inclusiveness efforts.