Leveling The Playing Field: Learning From Women Leaders In Professional Sports
gender equality in the workplace
This capstone serves as a look into the world of professional sports from the perspective of its female front office employees. For decades, historical stereotypes and societal norms have influenced the way sports are viewed, resulting in a continued male-dominated atmosphere. Women have slowly been able to enter this field but are still not fully accepted or equally represented. Through interviews with 10 women from the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLS, WNBA and MLB, I sought to understand why this gender imbalance may exist, learn the experiences of women currently working in professional sports and most importantly generate suggestions for solutions to close this disparity. This capstone is a sound exploration into this topic and provides a wealth of resources for any organization seeking to gain more gender equality in their workplace.