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2014-08-05 08:29:08

Larkin, the Foundation's second executive director, returns to lead the premier organization in girls' and women's sports NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Women's Sports Foundation (WSF)--the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports--has appointed Deborah Slaner Larkin as its chief executive officer. Larkin, who served as the WSF's second executive director from 1986 to 1992, assumed the role on August 1, 2014. "The Women's Sports...

2014-08-01 16:22:30

ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women's Sports Foundation to advance participation and leadership opportunities for girls and women through sports NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Women's Sports Foundation (WSF)--the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports--today announced the collective contribution of over $2 million from NBC Sports Group, ESPN and FOX Sports. The pledge, a powerful testimony on...

2014-06-11 20:22:03

LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new global mentoring program is being launched today by EY's Women Athletes Business Network, in partnership with the International Women's Forum (IWF), to harness the untapped leadership potential of female athletes after their retirement from sport. Applications for the mentoring program open today on the Women Athletes Business Network website and close on 1 August. Elite women athletes, who have transitioned or are in the process of...

2014-02-27 16:25:28

BOSTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sports icon and humanitarian Billie Jean King will deliver the Simmons College 109(th) Commencement address Friday, May 9, at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. King won 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles in her legendary tennis career and defeated Bobby Riggs in the much anticipated "Battle of the Sexes," a historic match that changed the playing field for gender equality. King will serve as the keynote...


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