As the Women’s Sports Foundation begins its year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the New York Times’ article, At Two-Year Colleges, Less Scrutiny Equals Less Athletic Equality, emphasizes the importance of Title IX oversight, and the ongoing importance of the laws themselves.Read More
March 21, 2016: The Women’s Sports Foundation finds the views expressed by Raymond Moore disheartening. His comments undermine the achievements of women in sport and women in our society as a whole.Read More
May 7, 2015: When news broke Tuesday afternoon of the Liberty’s hiring of Isiah Thomas as its new President, our reaction echoed the public’s overwhelming sentiment. We were shocked. We were puzzled. We hoped the announcement was a mistake and we question the motivation behind this hiring decision.Read More
Is Women Coaching Women a Thing of the Past? Or A Dramatically-Declining Course Desperately Needing Correction?
March 4, 2015: Before Title IX’s passage in 1972, 90% of the coaches of women’s college teams were women. Today, that number has drastically decreased to a dismal 43.4%. If female participation in sports has increased from one in 27 in 1972 to two in five now, the dramatic decrease in female coaches can only mean one thing: male coaches have reaped the opportunities that increased female participation in sports has provided.Read More
January 8, 2015: While the family travel grant may have begun as a well-intentioned effort from the NCAA to appease some of its harshest critics, it appears that their good intentions never took gender equity into account. These grants will disproportionately be available to families of male athletes since women’s basketball will be the only sport eligible to receive this assistance.Read More
The Women's Sports Foundation Supports Providing Equal Playing Surfaces for the 2015 Women’s World Cup
September 24, 2014: The Women’s Sports Foundation is pleased to support over 50 of the world’s best soccer players in their quest to play the 2015 World Cup on grass, instead of turf. First-quality playing surfaces are a crucial issue for elite athletes. Grass is the acknowledged preference by male and female soccer players world wide.Read More
WSF Responds to Gundersen's "When the Athlete is a Child: An Assessment of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program"
January 28, 2014: Women’s Sports Foundation serving as an official reviewer of report, “When the Athlete is a Child: An Assessment of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program.”Read More
April 26, 2013: Settlement provides gains for the women’s athletic department in every area of athletics; WSF is ready to help institutions adopt these new legal precedents, and to help institutions, athletes and their families eliminate some of the long-standing gaps between men’s and women’s athletics.Read More
WSF CEO Kathryn Olson and President Laila Ali to San Francisco Chronicle: "Strong is Pretty, Olympics are Proof."
AUGUST 16, 2012: WSF CEO and Kathryn Olson and President Laila Ali wrote an Op-Ed piece for the San Fransisco Chronicle, titled “Strong is Pretty, Olympics are Proof.”Read More
MARCH 30, 2012: A federal district court recently dismissed the lawsuit filed in July 2011 by the American Sports Council that was designed to weaken Title IX and to prevent it from applying to high school athletics.Read More