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Teaching Girls to Be Great Competitors: WSJ 4/13/19

Sharing this Wall Street Journal article.  Our take -- Girls CAN and should be unapologetically competitive and CAN be friends.     By  Jennifer Breheny Wallace April 12, 2019 5:30 a.m. ET Young girls today are taught to believe that they can be anything they want to be: “Girl power!” But reaching for the top requires a healthy competitive drive, and new research shows that many girls have trouble managing the stress and emotions that go along with competition. This reluctance to compete can have an impact on girls’ educational choices, career trajectories and eventual earning power, contributing to the historic pay gap between men and women. Fortunately, psychologists say that parents can help girls to become more comfortable with competition—as long...

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It isn't just CEO's! 65% of all C-Suite women played a sport.

We've been researching the 25 female CEO's, almost all of whom played a sport and started delving into other C-Suite women like Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Financial Officers.  We are learning they were athletes too.  I found this article that estimates 65% of them, to be exact.  We'll keep you posted on what we find.  Here's the link to the article! (http://fortune.com/2017/09/22/powerful-women-business-sports/)

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March is Women's History Month - Highlight on Angela Ruggiero, Former President of The Women's Sports Foundation

For our ice hockey players out there, check out this interview with Angela Ruggiero.  Of note --she went to Harvard Undergrad and retired [from hockey] in 2011 and went back and got a business degree at Harvard right after. She then went on to get a masters in sports management at the University of Minnesota. She says, "I love sports and I love education."  She played in four Olympics -- super awesome!

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Passing on the Stories of our Female Athletes

The most popular professional sports in America, in the world, even, are dominated by men- think football, baseball, basketball, soccer, and, though an increasingly large number of females are playing sports, women’s professional leagues still suffer from lack of interest. This is in part because our society has long been adamant that sports are only ...

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