Hello and welcome to our page. I’m Linda Diano and passionate about blending sport with social change and opportunity to build a better world. You can read more about The Power in Sport and myself below. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our vision is to blend social messages with charitable cause and sport.
We are at the beginning of this journey, are grass roots at this stage and know where we are headed.
Help a Girl Play
Currently we are fundraising to donate much-needed soccer balls to remote areas where girls are not typically encouraged to play sport. We donate the extra-durable One World Futbols and our allies, Women Win, distribute the balls through their empowerment workshops. To read more, click here.
Past Initiative – 2015 The Year of Women in Sport & Play it Forward
We helped to make 2015 The Year of Women in Sport. Over 14 cities in Canada declared “2015 The Year of Women in Sport!” We wanted to celebrate the Women’s World Cup of Soccer in Canada.
As part of this effort, we created
Play it Forward – where 22 communities in 6 countries participated in playing 20 min and 15 seconds of soccer to declare 2015 The Year of Women in Sport! We also raised awareness to end violence to girls and women. Thank you for your support in this message!
More about Linda Diano
Linda Diano, BSc, MBA – Principal, Virago Consulting; Associate, Maximum Impact Training & Development; Co-Founder, The Power in Sport
Linda, a track athlete in her youth, went on to complete her BSc and MBA. Her career started in sport administration then moved to systems engineering in management and eventually biopharmaceuticals.
Her career in the biopharmaceutical sector grew to project and portfolio management at the corporate and executive levels.
She put in place management systems and delineation of responsibilities for new project teams. She worked with partners and various stakeholders on multi-million dollar projects where she was part of pitch teams to VCs and fundraisers representing the plan for the use of funds.