For Michelle Williams, it was as simple as walking her kids up stairs instead of taking an elevator. For Dara Bailey, it was changing the way she speaks to the girls in her program – building trust between participant and group leader, showing the girls that “adults are humans, too.” When more than 30 leaders…
In the middle of the night after a late-night dinner, my mom and I were walking through the jungles of Sri Lanka not entirely certain which way our hotel was. This, along with my mom giving an elephant a bath, was one of many moments of our trip that I will never forget. It was…
Did you know that Hispanic girls are doubly hit by both gender and race disparities in sports? Every year from September 15 – October 15, WSF joins in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. This month we want to bring awareness to the difficulties many Hispanic families and girls are facing in regards to sports.
Last night, the Women’s Sports Foundation and WSF Founder Billie Jean King kicked off the 45th Anniversary of Title IX with a celebration at the New-York Historical Society. Our featured speakers included pioneer Billie Jean King, WSF CEO Deborah Antoine, WSF President Grete Eliassen, ESPN SportsCenter Coast to Coast co-anchor Cari Champion and WNBA President Lisa Borders.
In honor of the 45th Anniversary of Title IX, we would like to share a WSF Advocacy success story. This story represents just one of hundreds of inquiries the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Advocacy Department fields each year about Title IX and gender equity in sports.
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.
Where has the time gone? Thinking about celebrating 31 years of National Girls & Women in Sports Day brings back so many memories. Over the years we’ve brought athletes and organization representatives into the Oval Office to meet with the President and sometimes First Lady. Some years we would organize sporting events, such as walks or games. I take great pride in continuing this special day and look forward to many years to come encouraging girls and women in sports.
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.
With over 40 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Dr. Deborah Antoine joined the Women’s Sports Foundation as our new CEO on January 3, 2017. We sat down with Deborah to discuss her career with non-profits, her passion for sports and her commitment to gender equality.
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.