Brown University’s women’s Rugby team was elevated to Varsity Sport status last month, and years of counseling from the Women’s Sports Foundation played a role in this major move. WSF Senior Director of Advocacy, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, consulted with Brown officials for several years, offering expert guidance and support through an arduous process. “Thanks to the…
One year after Duke University Women’s Alumni Associations and WSF Senior Director of Advocacy, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, began a concerted effort to advocate for Title IX compliance at the University, Duke Athletics announced plans to add a women’s varsity softball team with 12 fully funded scholarships
The ability to overcome adversity is a key attribute any athlete must possess to reach their highest potential. This could not be truer for speedskater Bridie Farrell, a 31-year-old short track racer who came forward in March of this year with sexual abuse allegations against her former coach and Olympic silver medalist Andy Gabel. Immediately following the long-hidden admission, Farrell announced that she would once again make a run for the U.S. Olympic Team, an achievement that has eluded her in three previous attempts.
A 2013 basketball season preview article in Tuesday’s Washington Post examined the issue of abuse in college sports, with our Senior Director of Advocacy, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, offering expert perspective on an emerging trend in college sports: holding abusive coaches accountable for their actions.
Reports of sexual abuse in Olympic sports are, regrettably, becoming common. In a typical case, a promising young athlete is groomed over a period of time for a sexual relationship with her coach. What legal protections do athletes competing on club and Olympic teams have from sexual harassment and assault? Read on for perspective from WSF Senior Director of Adovacy, Nancy Hogshead-Makar.
WATCH: On June 24, the day after the 40th anniversary of Title IX, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, WSF Senior Director of Advocacy, Professor of Law and three-time Olympic gold medalist, was interviewed by MSNBC about the landmark legislation.
In a new opinion piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Senior Director of Advocacy for the Women’s Sports Foundation, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, shares that she firmly believes in the educational mission of athletics and its ability to enhance both academics and life.
Four-time Olympic medalist in swimming, Title IX advocate and our Senior Director of Advocacy, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) convention at Bally’s in Las Vegas on November 30.
The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) will hold a certification course in San Antonio, Texas, from January 23rd through 26th. The four-day program is intended to provide clarity and direction to campus officials confused by the vast responsibilities and expectations of the job.
We are asking you today to join in our efforts to keep the gender and diversity portions of the NCAA Certification process moving forward during the two-year moratorium. Please sign the petition to be sent to the NCAA on Friday, August 12.