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This Empowering Women in Sports report is a publication of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Task Force on Women and Girls in Sports.

(Empowering Women in Sports, The Empowering Women Series, No. 4; A Publication of the Feminist Majority Foundation, 1995)


Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles
2141 W. Adams Bldg.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(213) 730-9696
Awards grants to youth sports organizations, operates state-of-the-art sports resource center.

American Association of University Women
1310 L Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 785-7700
Information on gender equity in education.

Association of Women in Sports Media
PO Box 4205
Mililani, HI 96789

Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport
College of Education
University of Minnesota
203 Cooke Hall
1900 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625-7327
A research center on girls and women in sport.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 11037
(202) 466-1000
A newspaper on higher education issues, including athletics.

The Feminist Majority Foundation
1600 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 801
Arlington, Virginia 22209
(703) 522-2214
Sponsors the Task Force on Women and Girls in Sports
Resources include speakers and research on the status of women in sports.

Melpomene Institute
1010 University
St. Paul, MN 55104
(612) 642-1951
A nonprofit which promotes the link between physical activity and healthfor girls and women.

Mentors in Violence Prevention Center for the Study of Sport in Society
Northeasten University
Huntington Ave. #161
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-4025
Conducts training sessions for men athletes on violence against women and how to prevent it. Can help other campuses implement this program.

Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators)
1919 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108
Advocates increased athletic and administrative opportunities for women and promotes progressive and positive opportunities toward women in sport.

National Association for Girls and Women in Sport
1900 Association Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191-1599
(703) 476-3452
Leadership conferences, mentoring programs, coaching enhancement program.

National Collegiate Athletics Association
6201 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas 66211-2422
(913) 339-1906

National Council for Research on Women
530 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 274-0730
Resources for feminist research and education programs for women and girls.

National Federation of State High School Associations
11724 Northwest Plaza Circle
Kansas City, MI 64153
(816) 464-5400

National Organization for Women
1000 16th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 11036
(202) 331-0066

National Women’s Law Center
11 Dupont Circle NW #800
Washington, D.C. 11036
(202) 588-5180
Advocates Title IX implementation and other issues before Congress. Published a Title IX Guidebook.

NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 925-6635

U.S. Association for Disabled Athletes
143 California Avenue
Uniondale, New York 11553
(516) 485-3701
Provides funds for disabled athletes.

U.S. Olympic Committee
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
(719) 632-5551

Women’s Legal Defense Fund
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 710
Washington, D.C. 11009
(202) 986-2600
A national advocacy organization to help women achieve equal opportunity.

Women’s Sports Foundation
Eisenhower Park
East Meadow, New York 11554
(800) 227-3988
(516) 542-4700
National women’s athletic advocacy group.

726 Broadway
New York, NY 10003-9595
(212) 614-2700
Videos, information packets, scholarship and grant information.

Feminist Majority Foundation: Task Force on Women and Girls in Sports

Molly Yard, Chair
Former president
National Organization for Women

Robertha Abney
President, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport

Alpha Alexander
YWCA of the USA

Arthur Bryant
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Mureen Devlin
Former Executive Director, Knight Commission

Karen Epstein
Dir. of Athletics, Georgetown Day High School

Jan Felshin
Professor of Physical Education, East Stroudsberg University

Dr. Christine Grant
Director of Athletics, University of Iowa

Nancy Hogshead
Past President, Women’s Sports Foundation
Former Olympic swimmer

Ruth Jones
Professor, Fordham University Law School

Emily Kay

Nancy Lieberman-Cline
Former pro basketball player

Donna Lopiano
Executive Director, Women’s Sports Foundation

Dottie McKnight
Former Executive Director, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport

Dr. Joetta Mial
Principal, Huron High School,
Ann Arbor, MI

Sue Mottinger
Former Executive Director, National Association
for Girls and Women in Sport

Evelyn Murphy
Former Lieutenant Govemor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Mariah Burton Nelson
Former pro basketball player and sportswriter

Diana Nyad
Former world champion swimmer and current NBC news broadcaster

Mary Phillips
Teacher/Coach/Athletic Director

Laurie Priest
Director of Athletics, Mount Holyoke College

Eleanor Smeal
President, Feminist Majority Foundation

Rita Zimmer
Women in Need

For Further Reading

Cohen, Greta L., editor, Women in Sport: Issues and Controversies. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1993.

Nelson, Mariah Burton, Are We Winning Yet? How Women are Changing Sports and Sports are Changing Women. New York, NY- Random House, 1991.

Nelson, Mariah Burton, The Stronger Women Get, the More Men Love Football: Sexism and the American Culture of Sports. New York, NY- Harcourt Brace, 1994.

Rapaport, Ron, A Kind of Grace: A Treasury of Sportswriting by Women. Berkeley, CA: Zenobia Press, 1994.

This Empowering Women in Sports report is a publication of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Task Force on Women and Girls in Sports.

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