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Sport, Leadership and Social Change

Join us for this interactive webinar series as we critically examine how leadership, communication, and sport intersect to influence our culture and impact social change. Recently, sport has been a platform for addressing crises of power, gender, and race, not to mention a global pandemic, and brought into focus a need for change. Political, cultural, humanitarian, and health pressures have challenged the sports community to rethink the role and power of sport within society.

Each episode will aim to shed light on the ways sport can lead, and the ways we can lead through sport in 2020 and beyond.

Upcoming episodes

Women, Leadership, and Sport 

From Kathrine Switzer’s first marathon race to Billie Jean King’s battle of the sexes victory, to the Yale crew’s naked protest over a lack of women’s showers, to Title IX, and soccer, basketball, hockey, and tennis athletes fighting for equal pay – women are scoring victories for equity; however, the stats on representation and resource allocation for women in sport remain dismal.

Join Dr. Jennifer Walinga for the second episode of our webinar series, where we are joined by Nancy Hogshead-Makar and Kate Beirness, both leaders in gender equity working to ensure that women have equal access, support, and respect in sport.

  • Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
  • Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)
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Past episodes

Sport in Society: How Sport Influences Culture and Impacts Social Change

In this session, Dr. Jennifer Walinga, Cath Bishop, and Laryssa Biesenthal explore how sports intersect with social concerns and how political, cultural, humanitarian, and health pressures have challenged the sports community to rethink the role of sport within society, and have brought into focus a need for change in sport values and practice.

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