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Judy Murray: Lack of women in LTA leadership roles ‘completely wrong’

Judy Murray: Lack of women in LTA leadership roles 'completely wrong'

Judy Murray says it is “completely wrong” there are so few women in senior leadership roles at the Lawn Tennis Association. Britain’s former Fed Cup captain believes there must be more women at the top of the national governing body if female involvement in tennis in the UK is to grow. “There probably haven’t been anywhere near enough opportunities for …

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Making sports more accessible for Muslim women

Making sports more accessible for Muslim women

NEW YORK • Nike, a company whose brand is estimated to be worth US$27 billion (S$38 billion), understands the difference apparel can make to an athlete. And like any viable business, it knows the world is full of potential customers. And so in its latest market expansion, the brand has turned to the Middle East, where female athletes have begun …

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‘This girl can’ targets older women with new campaign

'This girl can' targets older women with new campaign

The next phase of the campaign, which breaks today, has extended its focus in terms of age beyond the original parameters of reaching 14- to 40-year-old women. The new campaign follows extensive research with women across the country focusing on how women stop and start exercising at different phases […] Click here to view original web page at www.campaignlive.co.uk

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Serena Williams: Is she your greatest female player of the Open era?

Serena Williams: Is she your greatest female player of the Open era?

Serena, Graf, Navratilova, Evert, Court, Seles and King have won 109 Grand Slam singles between them Who is the greatest female tennis player of the Open era? It is a question fans love to debate. Of course, it is difficult to compare across eras, with technology and professionalism evolving […] Click here to view original web page at www.bbc.com

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Inside One Woman’s Mission To Change Sports Coverage Forever

Inside One Woman’s Mission To Change Sports Coverage Forever

This January, American gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman posed for the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This comes just five months after the two led the U.S. to a dominant gold-medal performance in the Summer Olympics—an event which typically provides an increased focus on and platform for women’s […] Click here to view original web page at sports.good.is

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The shocking celebrity sports gender pay gap

The shocking celebrity sports gender pay gap

Sporting celebrities may seem to have it all, but if they’re a woman, then there’s one thing they definitely don’t have – equality of earnings. That’s not to say that famous sporting women are all struggling to get by on a meagre income, but the difference between what they […] Click here to view original web page at money.aol.co.uk

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How Celebrating National Girls And Women In Sports Day Can Unlock The C-Suite

How Celebrating National Girls And Women In Sports Day Can Unlock The C-Suite

According to the global outplacement consultancy firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., for the third consecutive year the number of women taking over the role of chief executive officer increased . Of the 1,043 CEOs that replaced in 2016, 193 (18.5%) were replaced by women. In 2015, women represented […] Click here to view original web page at www.forbes.com

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The 2017 Women’s Tour to climax in London

The 2017 Women's Tour to climax in London

Lizzie Armitstead, now Deignan, is expected to defend her title this year London will host the finale to this year’s Women’s Tour, which is run over five days in June. The fifth and concluding stage takes place in the capital, and will feature 14 laps of a six-kilometre circuit […] Click here to view original web page at www.skysports.com

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Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world

Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world

(Reuters) – An online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. It begins with a woman nervously peering out of her doorway and adjusting her veil before going for a run in the …

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Sky Sports to broadcast live Kia Women’s Super League cricket

Sky Sports to broadcast live Kia Women's Super League cricket

Sky Sports will broadcast live domestic women’s cricket for the first time ever on UK television this summer, with eight live matches announced in the Kia Super League. In partnership with the ECB, Sky Sports has signed a new deal to show matches from the Kia Super League beginning in August 2017. As part of the new agreement, Sky will …

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