Archive | General information

RSS feed for this section

AISTS – Future Female Leader in Sport Scholarship

The AISTS Future Female Leader in Sport scholarship aims to encourage the development of exceptional leaders. In particular, female leaders who are noticeably under represented at the critical decision making levels in sport. The half-tuition scholarship for the AISTS Master of Sports Administration is open to all applicants from all countries. For more information please […]

This Girl Can

Sport England, the English Sports Council, launched its national campaign ‘This Girl Can’ in October 2014 with the aim to encourage more women to exercise. Research has shown that many women do not exercise for fear that they are being judged on their appearance. In England,  there is a significant gender gap, with two million […]

US Sports Editors: 90% male

After evaluating 150 US newspapers and websites, the Associate Press Sports Editors have found the results, for the eighth time since 2006, unchanged: Number of female sports columnists: 9.7% Number of female sports editors: 9.6% Number of female assistant sports editors: 17.2% Number of female copy editors/designers: 19.6% ESPN being one of the few news […]

OECD – Gender equality

If you are looking for data regarding gender equality in the world from various perspectives such as education, employement and entrepreneurship, the OECD has it all. You will find surprising facts such as Rwanda being the country with the highest percentage of female representatives in parliamant (63.8%), that the number of female-owned business has grown […]

Women’s Media Center

In 2005, Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem founded the non-profit organisation The Women’s Media Center. The aim being to make women’s voices heard and have women’s stories told. The organisation focuses on: Media advocacy campaigns Media monitoring for sexism Creating original content Training women and girls to participate in media Promoting media experienced […]

Women – more effective leaders?

Are women more effective leaders than men? Business Insider looked into this topic in an three-part series and came up with a few interesting conclusions. The basis of the study was that women make up more than half of the overall worksforce, but the higher up in the company you go, the fewer women you […]

Chime for Change

A new global campaign was launched in 2013 to ‘to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world.’ This campaign, founded by Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Beyoncé and Salma Hayek and supported by Facebook and the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation, focuses its attention on three main areas: education, justice and […]

Ban bossy

The Girls Scouts and LeanIn.org have partnered up to lead a new campaign called ‘Ban Bossy’. When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” When a little girl does the exact same, she most likely will be branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand, don’t speak up. The […]

Women in Football Survey

A ground-breaking new survey by Women in Football has revealed that 66.4% of women working in sport have witnessed sexism in the workplace, with individuals being told they will “never work in the game again” if they reported it. 26.4% of the 661 respondents felt they were overlooked for promotion because of their gender – […]