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Women in Sports: Money, Power, Respect?

Venus. Serena. Famous, accomplished sports figures who represent the strides female athletes have made in recent decades. Still they endure criticism regarding the quality of women’s sports, media coverage of female athletics, pay equity, and femininity in sports. Sadly, they are not exceptional. Women today struggle to earn money, power, and respect across the sports world, from playing fields to boardrooms. This panel explores these persistent challenges and offers creative solutions.

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Questions

  1. What challenges do women in sports confront regarding compensation, decision-making control, and credit for their accomplishments?
  2. Why do women continue to be marginalized in the sports world whether as athletes or leaders?
  3. How can society continue to make progress toward fair and equal treatment of women in sports?

Speakers

Organizer

Andrea Denns, Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law


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