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

Chapter 90: Women as Leaders in Professional Sport

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Women as Leaders in Professional Sport
Women as leaders in professional sport

Similar to many other professions, the domain of sport has traditionally been associated with men and masculinity (Roth & Basow, 2004). Sport is not exempt from societal pressures, and though it has been historically unwelcome to women, there has been a shift in focus to bring women and other minorities into the fold in recent years (Smith, 1995). Although many reasons can be given for the increased number of women working in professional sport organizations, the one most commonly cited is the passage and implementation of Title IX, which ...

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