The Women’s Sports Foundation is excited and honored to welcome three-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor into her role as our President, effective Jan. 1, 2019. As a member of the Board of Trustees, Elana will work alongside CEO Deborah Antoine and the Foundation’s team to strengthen and expand opportunities for all girls and all…
For the past two years, professional skier Grete Eliassen has served the Women’s Sports Foundation as our President. We are so grateful for the strong leadership and unwavering enthusiasm that Grete brought to the role. A six-time X Games medalist in slopestyle and halfpipe events, Grete has been involved with WSF for more than 10…
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.
A big WSF welcome to the new President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, Grete Eliassen! A four-time winner of the US Open, a six-time Winter X Games medalist and holder of the world record for the Women’s Hip Jump, she is also passionate about getting girls active to learn the lifelong benefits of sport. Grete has long been involved with the Foundation and we are proud to welcome her as our new leader.
Each year, we ask a group of athletes to take part in a structured level of involvement with the Foundation through our Athlete Advisory Panel. Those selected have demonstrated support for the Foundation’s mission and the desire to do whatever they can to help young girls and their fellow female athletes. We are proud to welcome three new members: Meryl Davis, Sasha DiGiulian and Elana Meyers Taylor.
To eight-time X Games medalist and WSF Athlete Advisory Panel member Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana, competing against the best skateboarding had to offer was incredibly important. Although she was fortunate to have sponsors, some of her fellow boarders weren’t as lucky — a story that holds true across every single sport.
The Women’s Sports Foundation is thrilled to announce today the appointment of Sarah Hughes to its Athlete Advisory Panel. Sarah, who won figure skating gold in Salt Lake City in 2002, joins Co-Chairs and fellow Olympians Angela Hucles, current WSF President (soccer), and Angela Ruggiero, WSF Past President (ice hockey) on the Panel. “I am thrilled to join the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Athlete Advisory Panel,” Sarah said. “I am looking forward to continuing to spread the word about the Foundation and all of its good work in this new capacity.”
Grete Eliassen is one of the best free skiers in the world. A six-time X Games medalist, she is tied with Sarah Burke and Ophelie David for the most among female skiers. The 25-year-old Salt Lake City resident, also a member of the WSF Athlete Advisory Panel member, will be joining us next week to lobby on Capitol Hill in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. We caught up with Grete at our Annual Salute to Women in Sports in October to learn more about her life off the slopes.
With a last name a perfect fit for her personal riding style, Elena Hight is one of the best snowboarders in the business. A two-time Olympian, Elena first hopped on a snowboard at age six and hasn’t ever looked back. The 23-year-old, set to compete this weekend at Winter X 2013, ESPN’s perennial action sports showcase, has also joined the WSF Athlete Advisory Panel just this month. As a member, Elena will act as the face and voice of the Foundation by promoting our mission, attending our events and spreading the word about us to fellow athletes, to their sponsors and to their fans. We sat down with Elena last week to talk Winter X and Olympics, her new role with the Foundation and why our mission matters to her.