Women in Sports: Achievements, Progress, Barriers

Sports and Society Administrator April 25, 2011 0

The NYU-SCPS Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management hosted a panel on March 21, 2011 on the achievements and progress women have made in the sports industry and the challenges they face. Moderated by Arthur Miller, NYU University Professor and NYU-SCPS director of the public dialogues, the panel debated many topics, including which sports women can excel in and the likelihood of whether a talented female athlete could be recruited by an MLB, NBA, or NFL team.

Among the panelists were Jodi S. Balsam, acting assistant professor of law, NYU School of Law; Karin J. Buchholz, vice president of Community Relations and Field Marketing for MSG Sports Teams (the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, and New York Liberty); Sharon Chang, IMG Worldwide, Inc. vice president; Wendy Hilliard, nine-time member of the United States Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team; Dana Jacobson, ESPN First Take host; Pat Manocchia, La Palestra Center for Preventative Medicine founder and CEO; Cameron A. Myler, four-time Olympian with the U.S. National Luge Team; Michael K. Ozanian, Forbes SportsMoney host; Ted Shaker, Managing General Partner, Mercury Media, Inc., CBS Sports former executive producer; Susan Tose Spencer, Philadelphia Eagles former counsel, vice president, and acting general manager; and Dr. Connee Zotos, NYU-SCPS Tisch Center clinical associate professor of sports management.

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