It’s all about the journey for Olympic gold medalist and long-time Women’s Sports Foundation friend Nastia Liukin. Rooted in her lifelong passion of gymnastics, the 2008 all-around champion continues to pursue her goals of helping younger athletes thrive through her new startup, Grander Inc., an app made up of an engaged and connected community of…
Katrina Touzeau is a former intern of the Women’s Sports Foundation, avid marathon runner and former member of the Australian Basketball Referees National Panel 1992-2012. Katrina has previously worked in community, state and national, international level peak sporting bodies, boards and events in Australia. Part II After seeing the impressive gains that women were able…
Katrina Touzeau is a former intern of the Women’s Sports Foundation, avid marathon runner and former member of the Australian Basketball Referees National Panel 1992-2012. Katrina has previously worked in community, state and national, international level peak sporting bodies, boards and events in Australia. Part I In 2017, women’s sports in Australia experienced a change.…
For years we have known that physical activity improves physical and mental health but only recently has mental health become more widely discussed in the public. This month as we celebrate mental health awareness we would like to highlight a few facts and tips regarding improving your mental health and getting active.
Being a professional athlete is not without its challenges, particularly as a woman. Recently, Nicola Butler and her fellow female wakeboarders felt discriminated against based on their gender. Instead of getting angry, Nicola directed her energy into something positive creating “For The Girls,” a powerful film with a message for the next generation of female wakeboarders.
Before Title IX, only one in 27 girls played sports. Today, that number is two in five. Girls want to play too. This Women’s History Month, join us in celebrating the incredible achievements of women in sport since the passing of Title IX in 1972, as we honor them across our social platforms and here on the S.H.E. Network.
During Black History Month, the WSF is proud to celebrate and honor all the incredible African-American women making waves on and off the field of play. One phenomenal woman we would like to highlight is two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2016 WSF Sportswoman of the Year, Claressa Shields. Hear her original poem she recited at the WSF Annual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala and what it was like for her to make history in Rio.
The holidays have come and gone and with a new year brings New Year’s resolutions. Time to sit down and think about the year ahead and all that you want to accomplish. Find out about setting manageable goals to get active and stay healthy in 2017.
Thirty program leaders recently attended a WSF GoGirlGo! Leadership Institute at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning in New York. Since the programs launch in 2001 it has helped more than one million girls get active. Working together to reach more girls, WSF discussed with the leaders the benefits of the curriculum and how it can be implemented in their communities.
‘Women and Sport: The Long Road Up’ traces the pathway of women’s place in sport from the 1950s when girls and women were limited to play days, milk and cookies after “light competition,” to the impact of some of the most driven, talented, and charismatic figures who re-defined and transformed sport itself.