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Heidi Grappendorf

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 89: Women as Leaders in Intercollegiate Athletics

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Women as Leaders in Intercollegiate Athletics
Women as leaders in intercollegiate athletics

The opportunity for women to be leaders of women's sports has not always been available. The storied history of female leaders in sport has been one of struggle and progress, albeit slow progress. Women in sport have struggled against stereotypes, discrimination, and societal views and myths about their capabilities to lead in a traditionally male-dominated area. Although some women have obtained leadership positions in intercollegiate athletics, there is still a tremendous disparity between how many are in leadership positions now versus how many held ...

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