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Participation of women and girls in sport challenges gender stereotypes and discrimination and can therefore be a vehicle to promote gender equality and empowerment. Women’s involvement in sport can make a significant contribution to public life and community development.”

—Women, gender equality and sport, UN Monograph 2009

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The World Struggles for Accountability in Sport Gender Equality

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As a lead advocate of Title IX, the WSF is proud to continue the fight to ensure access to sport for all girls and women both nationally and abroad.

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Global Sports Mentoring Program


Deborah Slaner Larkin, CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation, will serve as a mentor to Julie Paterson, CEO of Netball Northern Zone Northern Mystics, from New Zealand for the U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program.

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International Women's Sports Hall of Fame

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Worldwide selections to recognize achievements, breakthroughs, innovative style and ongoing commitment to the development of women’s sports.

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Featured Event

For the ninth consecutive year, the Women’s Sports Foundation will present on a panel during the 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women on March 21 in New York City. The Foundation, along with other sport organizations, will engage in an interactive discussion on eliminating barriers to women’s economic advancement in sport. Key topics will be posed, attendees will rotate among three topical areas of their choosing and final sharing will point the way to further action.

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We Respond to Russian Tennis Federation President’s Inappropriate Remarks on Venus and Serena Williams

MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 09:  (L-R) Serena Williams of the USA and Venus Williams of the USA pose before their women's semifinals match in the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on August 9, 2014 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Michelle Kwan poses with her gold medal after winning first place for the ninth straight year in the women's competition during the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Rose Garden on January 15, 2005 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Our yearly honoring of the most exceptional performances, selfless contributions and inspiring stories.

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World Cup 2015

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The WSF supported over 50 of the world’s best soccer players in their quest to play the 2015 World Cup on grass.

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