In June 2016, the Women’s Sports Foundation released its study, Beyond X’s & O’s: Gender Bias and Coaches of Women’s College Sports, the largest ever nationally representative survey of female and male coaches of women’s college sports. The findings confirm there is systemic gender bias in the coaching workplace of women’s college sports, and that while many female coaches experience gender bias, few of their male counterparts perceive it.
In March, WSF will travel to the NCAA® Women’s Final Four® and host a special panel discussion at the WBCA Convention, the preeminent gathering of coaches, administrators and leaders in the women’s basketball community.
Dr. Marjorie Snyder, Director of Research and Programs for the Women’s Sports Foundation, will lead the panel on the topic, “Beyond X’s & O’s: Identifying and Eliminating Barriers to Women’s Professional Advancement as Basketball Coaches.”
Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Location: 2017 WBCA Convention
Sheraton Dallas Hotel | Dallas Ballroom A3
Description: Why are the numbers of women coaching college women’s sports so low? How can we reverse the trend? Beyond X’s and O’s is a research project that measures college coaches of women’s sports perceptions and experiences with gender bias. The session will discuss how the research findings can be used to build awareness about the barriers faced by women in collegiate coaching and administration, educate policymakers, coaches and administrators about how they can not only increase the pipeline for women coaches but also create working environments that eliminate gender bias, and ultimately increase the numbers of women working in intercollegiate sports.
*Important note: You must be registered for the WBCA Convention in order to attend the presentation.