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Published on May 19, 2015
Sport provides a rich context for girls and women to help “Lead the Way Forward” and be healthy, productive citizens. Currently a record number of females do sports at all levels of competition and sport provides a place to be in a context where positive experiences, health, wellbeing and development can occur. Yet despite the potential of sport to facilitate positive outcomes, we see two trends in the data that may negatively impact the experiences of girls and women in sport.
Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. (GAC ’91), is a faculty member in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, and Associate Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. LaVoi focuses her research on barriers experienced by women coaches, and media representations of females in sport.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx