In a full page ad in the New York Times, Procter & Gamble, parent company of Secret deodorant brand, announced that it will donate $529,000 to the U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team (USWNT) to help its members achieve equal pay. The company is donating $23,000 for each of the 23 members of the team who recently won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
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In a global online survey from a few years ago conducted by accounting firm Ernst & Young, 821 senior managers and executives from differing industry sectors were asked about their history in regards to playing sports. Forty percent of the senior managers and executives surveyed were women and, of that 40 percent, 44 percent were C-level or board-level execs.
“We are the Jamaican bobsled team!” This may have started playing in your head as soon as you read the title of this post. Far from a childhood Disney movie, this story of Nigeria’s Women’s Bobsled Team is groundbreaking. Comprised by Nigerian sprinters Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, the team has become the first from Africa to qualify for the Winter Olympics in the sport of bobsled.
Today is the 31st National Girls & Women in Sports Day, an annual national observance “celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports.” The theme of this day is Expanding Opportunity, and it supports efforts to increase girls and women’s access to sports. Currently, only 40 percent of high school girls play sports and 3-in-5 girls don’t have the opportunity to participate.