This March as we celebrate Women’s History Month we would like to celebrate our history at the Women’s Sports Foundation and the incredible women who have served as our Presidents. Hear from Dominique Dawes, who served as President from 2005-2006, on her beginnings with the WSF, what is most important in her life these days and why she is still a promoter of equality for all girls.
This March as we celebrate Women’s History Month we would like to celebrate our history at the Women’s Sports Foundation and the incredible and powerful women who have served as our President’s and guided us. We caught up with Wendy Hilliard who served as President of the Women’s Sports Foundation from 1995-1996 and continues to be an integral part of the WSF family.
When gymnast Gabby Douglas flipped her way to the top of the medal podium in London this summer, she instantly had the world at her fingertips. In one night, the 16-year-old Virginia Beach, Va., native became a bonafide superstar, with endorsement deals and sponsorship offers flying in faster than her uneven bars dismount. But what many people did not know is that Gabby’s history-making Olympic gold nearly didn’t happen. In January, facing exorbitant expenses, Natalie Hawkins, Gabby’s mom, applied for our Travel & Training Fund grant on behalf of Gabby. Before we selected the class of 2012 Travel & Training Fund grantees, Gabby competed and won big in London. She has since decided to give the funds back to the WSF so that another athlete has the chance to pursue her dreams. We sat down with Natalie to talk about her family’s journey and their life-changing experience in London.