On Oct. 18, 2017, Cipriani Wall Street in New York City was packed with supporters for the 38th Annual Salute to Women in Sports, while hundreds more tuned in to our first ever live stream of the event. The room was brimming with energy as we joined together to celebrate the most accomplished women in sports and the girls they inspire.
Today we hosted the third annual Athlete Leadership Connection conference at Morgan Stanley’s headquarters in New York City. It was a full day of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and networking with 90 champion and college athletes.
Did you know that Hispanic girls are doubly hit by both gender and race disparities in sports? Every year from September 15 – October 15, WSF joins in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month we want to bring awareness to the difficulties many Hispanic families and girls are facing in regards to sports.
Currently training and preparing for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games, Elana Meyers Taylor is in peak performance. We caught up with Elana between training sessions to discuss her beginnings in bobsleigh, her preparations for the upcoming Winter Olympics, and the significance of receiving WSF Travel & Training Fund grants.
In honor of the 45th Anniversary of Title IX, we sat down with rugby phenom and WSF Athlete Advisory Panel member Phaidra Knight to discuss the importance of the legislation, women’s rugby debuting at the 2016 Olympic Games, her favorite post-workout snack and more.
In celebration of Title IX’s 45th Anniversary, Deborah Slaner Larkin joined Sarah Spain, Kate Fagan and Cassidy Hubbarth for The Trifecta on ESPN Radio to discuss the good that Title IX has done, and where there is still progress to be made.
Last night, the Women’s Sports Foundation and WSF Founder Billie Jean King kicked off the 45th Anniversary of Title IX with a celebration at the New-York Historical Society. Our featured speakers included pioneer Billie Jean King, WSF CEO Deborah Antoine, WSF President Grete Eliassen, ESPN SportsCenter Coast to Coast co-anchor Cari Champion and WNBA President Lisa Borders.
For years we have known that physical activity improves physical and mental health but only recently has mental health become more widely discussed in the public. This month as we celebrate mental health awareness we would like to highlight a few facts and tips regarding improving your mental health and getting active.
In April, the Women’s Sports Foundation sent a letter to the President of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) urging them to overturn their rule on headgear in all sanctioned competitions. We are proud to see FIBA announce their change to its rule on headgear allowing players to wear headgear. Read our letter here.
Throughout the month of May WSF is joining in celebrating and advocating for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, something we believe should be celebrated all year long. Through our research we know that when girls participate in sports they are not only living healthier but they are learning important life lessons.