Mental health is currently a hot topic that has especially manifested itself in the athletic world. At the Women’s Sports Foundation’s most recent Athlete Leadership Connection in October, we hosted a panel discussing mental health among champion athletes, and research published in November from the U.S. Center for Disease Control found that physical exercise tends…
WSF recently attended the 2017 NCAA Inclusion Forum where the purpose is to bring together higher education and intercollegiate athletics leaders and student-athletes who are passionate about improving the educational and professional environment for student-athletes, coaches and staff. This year the WSF was honored to take part in a session entitled “Equity on the Sidelines: Examining the X’s and O’s of Developing, Supporting and Advancing Women Coaches in Intercollegiate Athletics” with WSF’s Senior Manager of Advocacy and Programs, Sarah Axelson, taking the stage.
The Women’s Sports Foundation recently hosted a Candid Conversation for female student-athletes at Georgetown University featuring Olympic gold medalist rower Esther Lofgren. Candid Conversations is a national program that matches WSF champion athletes with collegiate athletic programs to inspire, educate and provide practical counsel and professional opportunities to female student-athletes.
On Sunday, April 17, and Tuesday, April 19, WSF traveled to Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, to kick off our new initiative, Candid Conversations. This new program focuses on answering the universal question the vast majority of student-athletes face upon graduation: what will life be like after sport?