On Oct. 16, to conclude our Athlete Leadership Connection, the Women’s Sports Foundation teamed with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) for a mentoring initiative that connected nearly 50 girls from our community programs with champion and collegiate athletes. The event combined play and education and was centered around exposing the girls to the benefits…
In a day designed to inspire and connect, the Women’s Sports Foundation today hosted the fourth annual Athlete Leadership Connection (ALC) at Morgan Stanley’s headquarters in New York City. More than 80 champion and college athletes gathered to network with one another at the full-day conference featuring panels, a mentorship initiative with the NBA Players’…
Below is an excerpt from Annie Pokorny’s blog about preparing for her 2017 NYC Marathon experience. Annie trained, raised funds and completed the race on behalf of the Women’s Sports Foundation and we are incredibly grateful for her support! Unlike many people, for me, running a marathon has never been a goal. Honestly, it…
For the first time ever, the Women’s Sports Foundation live streamed its fundraising and awards gala, the Annual Salute to Women in Sports. Take a look at how one watch party gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to tune into the 38th Annual Salute.
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.
By now, you’ve heard it all. You know mental training has tangible benefits, but it doesn’t feel tangible. So, before I go into all the benefits of mental training, let me lead by example during Mental Health Awareness Month with a key pillar of mental training: vulnerability.
WSF recently attended the 2017 NCAA Inclusion Forum where the purpose is to bring together higher education and intercollegiate athletics leaders and student-athletes who are passionate about improving the educational and professional environment for student-athletes, coaches and staff. This year the WSF was honored to take part in a session entitled “Equity on the Sidelines: Examining the X’s and O’s of Developing, Supporting and Advancing Women Coaches in Intercollegiate Athletics” with WSF’s Senior Manager of Advocacy and Programs, Sarah Axelson, taking the stage.
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.
Throughout the month of February the United States comes together to celebrate and pay tribute to generations of black history. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the changes that diversity brings to sports. Join us this month as we highlight phenomenal African-American women and their incredible accomplishments in sports across our social media platforms and here on the S.H.E. Network.
On Wednesday, February 1, champion athletes and advocates alike convened on Capitol Hill to celebrate the 31st annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). Since 1987, NGWSD has empowered women and girls to get moving, embrace physical activity and push past their limits. Read on for highlights from the kick off of NGWSD 2017.