As a young sport professional, it is imperative you network, maintain relationships with other professionals in your field, and stay current on recent changes in your field. As a woman in this business, it is even more important to do the aforementioned.
With this being said, I will take an in-depth look at the Women’s Sports Foundation. Every girl looking to break into the business should become familiar with the work they do, in order to stay ahead of the game!
The Women’s Sports Foundation was founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King and is a national charitable educational organization aimed at enhancing the lives of girls and women through physical activity. They are the only national organization promoting all sports and physical activities for women of all ages and skill levels. They are also acknowledged by the media as the expert resource on all women’s sports issues.
One Women’s Sports Foundation initiative that is particularly beneficial is the GoGirlGo! program they run. GoGirlGo! is the organizations primary focus and aims to get one million inactive girls to participate in regular physical activity and keep another one million currently active girls ages 8-18 from dropping out of physical activity.
The five key components of GoGirlGo! include:
- Groundbreaking research
- Educational and awareness initiative
- Community Activation
- Grant Program