Women’s letters to younger selves aim to boost girls’ confidence
(CNN)How often do you think how different your life would be if you knew, when you were a teenager, what you know now?
I often think of myself, leaving home for college months before my 17th birthday, so young and inexperienced, and beginning my career at 20 without the confidence that I have today.
So when I was asked to write a letter to my younger self as part of a new book called “WOWsdom! The Girl’s Guide to the Positive and the Possible,” I jumped at the opportunity.
Former WNBA Commissioner Donna Orender Speaks on Title IX’s Value,
45 Years Later
Title IX is a federal law passed in 1972 that seeks to provide equal opportunities for women and girls in any academic setting that receives federal funding. The law turns 45 this year, and it’s most visible and associated work has been in intercollegiate sports, where colleges and universities were required to bring women’s sports and sports scholarships into line with those offered to men.read more…
These Female Athletes Are Smashing the Patriarchy
If you missed the #WinningWomen panel at #BlogHer17, you really missed something special (but don’t worry, I’m here to catch you up). Five incredibly talented, successful and fierce athletes discussed the hurdles and barriers women face in the male dominated world of sports.read more…
Sports Business Journal:
For women in sports and sports business, the time is now
An advertising executive I admire once said, “There comes a time when it’s time.” I suppose when you are an athlete, you believe that any time you hear the whistle blow, the gun fire or the national anthem sung, it is your time.read more…
First EVE summit zeroes in on how to get more women involved from boardrooms to policing
Comfortable and relaxed, Donna Orender held the microphone in one hand and motioned to the slides behind her with the other.
Founder of Generation W, an organization whose goal is to provide a platform for women, Orender presented research to a crowd of women and some men before the Times-Union’s EVE Awards on Thursday morning at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
“I think there is upside. I think there is opportunity. I think there are efforts being made,” said Orender, the former president of the Women’s National Basketball Association and head of her own consulting firm.