The Women’s Sports Foundation recently hosted a Candid Conversation for female student-athletes at Georgetown University featuring Olympic gold medalist rower Esther Lofgren. Candid Conversations is a national program that matches WSF champion athletes with collegiate athletic programs to inspire, educate and provide practical counsel and professional opportunities to female student-athletes.
Meghan O’Leary and her partner Ellen Tomek compete in the women’s double sculls and first became acquainted with the WSF when they received a Travel & Training grant in 2015. We caught up with Meghan for an exclusive interview to discuss how she picked up rowing post-college and took it all the way to the Rio Olympics.
Following your passion towards a career path is a guaranteed way to always love what you do. For Olympic gold medalist Lauryn Williams, following a self-proclaimed love of “money and math” lead her to financial planning and the creation of her own financial services company, Worth Winning.
On October 18, 2016, the WSF’s Sports Advocacy Network met for the first time. A collection of university administrators, athletic conference leaders, legal experts and collegiate coaches gathered together to craft an action plan to reverse the decline of female coaches and to work towards the pursuit of gender equity in sports.
Today we hosted the 2016 Athlete Leadership Connection where 80 athletes came together to learn practical experiences and skills to advance in their athletic careers and when transitioning from their playing careers to their next professional challenge.
On Sunday, April 17, and Tuesday, April 19, WSF traveled to Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, to kick off our new initiative, Candid Conversations. This new program focuses on answering the universal question the vast majority of student-athletes face upon graduation: what will life be like after sport?
Today, 30 student-athletes and 50 champion athletes attended the Foundation’s inaugural Athlete Leadership Connection at Morgan Stanley’s headquarters in New York City’s midtown, where they participated in interactive breakout sessions and inspirational panel discussions.