We have been working for 44 years, since our inception in San Francisco in 1974, when the landscape in girls’ and women’s sports looked entirely different than it does today. In that time, we have galvanized valuable and historic advances for girls and women in sports, and with that comes a broad web of programs…
The Paralympic Games are upon us with a promise to be better than ever with unprecedented coverage and more athletes competing than before. As you prepare your viewing schedule, be sure to look out for and cheer on our #TeamWSF athletes.
Angela Ruggiero is one of the most-decorated ice hockey players in the history of the sport. With an Olympic gold medal, two silvers and a bronze and four World Championship golds, her name sits at the top of the all-time greatest list. Not just a star on the ice, Ruggiero graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 2004. She then went on to earn a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota; after announcing her retirement from ice hockey in 2011, Ruggiero returned to Boston and is currently working toward an MBA at Harvard Business School. We are thrilled to have someone with such an impressive pedigree serve as the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation. Last week, we sat down with Ruggiero to talk about her new leadership role, her work with the IOC and why our mission matters to her.
We are proud to announce the appointment of Sandra (Sandy) Vivas as Chair-Elect to the WSF Board of Trustees. Sandy will assume the role of chair on January 1, 2013, and will help shape strategic direction and development initiatives for the us during a two-year term. Benita Fitzgerald-Mosley, current chair and Chief of Sport Performance for USA Track & Field, will continue to serve on the Foundation’s Board.
A new USA Today article focuses on WSF Board of Trustees member and Olympic gold medal winner Shawn Johnson. Read as the gymnast talks her struggle with weight and body image after post-Olympic and “normal” teenage life began to take effect.