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Brianna Salvatore & Samar Nassar

Brianna Salvatore

Basketball | USA

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Brianna Salvatore is an elite American basketball player who competed professionally in Europe, playing with Switzerland LNA. As a Division I athlete at the University of California-Davis, Brianna has taken her passion for sports and applied it in the diplomatic field, currently working with the United Nations Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO IIEP). She credits sports with helping her overcome the loss of her mother at an early age and believes in the power of sport to transform lives. Currently pursuing a graduate degree from Sciences Po, Brianna is dedicated to utilizing and advocating for sport to address the UN Sustainable Agenda 2030. In January 2019, Brianna served as a camp coordinator in Lomé, Togo for young female basketball players.

Samar Nassar

Board Member | Jordan Football Association

MENTOR | IWF Jordan

Samar Nassar is a changemaker and advocate for youth development and positive societal growth. Drawing on her passion for sports, experience as an Olympic athlete, and her professional background in sports management and consultancy, Samar has held numerous roles and responsibilities in the international sporting world. From 2014 to 2017, she was the CEO for the Jordanian Organizing Committee of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, the first female FIFA tournament held in the Middle East region. Under her capacity, Samar orchestrated every aspect of the international tournament, ensuring the successful delivery of an unforgettable and inspiring FIFA event that created an enduring legacy for Jordan. Today, she is a board member for the United Arab Football Association and Jordan Football Association, while also serving on multiple committees within the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC). Prior to this, Samar was a Board Member of the JOC where she initiated several high-performance and development programs. In this capacity, Samar led the Athlete’s Commission and assumed the role of Chief of Mission of the Jordanian delegation for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In addition to her work on sports diplomacy initiatives, Samar is a Board Member of the International Women's Forum (IWF) - Jordan Chapter and is a staunch supporter of female empowerment and leadership advancement. She remains actively committed to mentoring and guiding entrepreneurs and women through various organizations and programs such as EY, IWF, INJAZ Business Leaders Campaign and MyStartup. Moreover, Samar is a member of Generations for Peace, a global non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable peace building and conflict transformation.

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