Woman entrepreneur named as first Tory Burch Sports Fellowship founder23/06/2023 15:00
The Tory Burch Foundation and ITF have named Trisha Goyal, creator of Break The Love, as the first Tory Burch Sports Fellowship founder, following a three-month selection process
“Helping women entrepreneurs who seek solutions to global challenges in the sports sector”
- Trisha Goyal, Break The Love, first woman entrepreneur to win Tory Burch Sports Fellowship
- Empowered by the ITF Advantage All gender equality programme, the Tory Burch Sports Fellowship rewards women sports entrepreneurs who seek solutions to global challenges in the sports sector
- Today’s announcement ties in with the Billie Jean King Cup marking 60 years of breaking new ground this week; first-ever Billie Jean King Cup Final took place on 20 June 1963
The Tory Burch Foundation and International Tennis Federation (ITF) have named Trisha Goyal, creator of Break The Love, as the first Tory Burch Sports Fellowship founder, following a three-month selection process.
Goyal designed Break Sports to create the largest online destination for recreational sports for casual enthusiasts starting with its first category Break the Love for racquet sports. Re-inventing the racquet sports club for the next generation, Break The Love was launched to help people play tennis during the pandemic and aims to provide a one-stop shop for players and “drop-in” tennis clubs. Created by players for players based on interests, level, & location, since its 2019 launch, Break The Love has acquired over 120,000 Users.
Gabrielle Raymond McGee, COO of the Tory Burch Foundation, said: "Trisha is revolutionizing the game of tennis, breaking down barriers, and fostering accessibility through her innovative technology platform. Her unwavering commitment to both physical and mental health through community and sport made her a standout. We’re thrilled to have her join the Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Community as our inaugural Sports Fellow.”
Katrina Adams, Chair of the ITF Advantage All Committee and ITF vice president, commented: “We are thrilled to partner with the Tory Burch Foundation to welcome the first Tory Burch Sports Fellowship founder. The winner, Trisha Goyal, has proven that she is an entrepreneur with a keen vision and desire to be her very best by displaying balance as a leader, changing the culture of leadership, using her voice to succeed, adding value through her company and empowering others to follow in her footsteps, representing the five pillars of the ITF Advantage All program.”
Gabrielle added: "We're excited to partner with leading organizations like the International Tennis Federation to create more opportunities for women entrepreneurs in male-dominated fields. Similar to the sports world for women, there are huge systematic barriers and bias that hold women founders back. Through our specialized Tory Burch Foundation Sports Fellowship empowered by ITF's Advantage All, we merge our expertise with industry-specific resources, our best-in-class community, and education to empower women in sport to break barriers and achieve greatness.”
Empowered by the ITF Advantage All gender equality programme, the Tory Burch Sports Fellowship rewards women sports entrepreneurs who seek solutions to global challenges in the sports sector. The Fellowship programme includes a $5,000 educational grant from the Tory Burch Foundation, access to 0% interest loans and one-on-one coaching. Tory Burch is a Global Partner of the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge – the women’s World Cup of Tennis.
For more information visit: https://www.toryburchfoundation.org/external-fellowships/