Girls & Women in Sport Symposium
The Second Annual
Girls and Women in Sport Symposium
Held to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sport Day, this symposium last February increased awareness of girls and women in sports, promote positive youth development, and lifetime wellness.
Nicole M. LaVoi , associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, presented the keynote address, “Was 2015 a Tipping Point for Girls and Women in Sport?” at 8 a.m.
LaVoi’s research specifically focuses on girls and women who play sports, and her main task is answering critical questions that could change their lives. She also examines the effects of adults on the sidelines, moral and relational expertise of coaches, and media representation of women.
The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Sports Management, the Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program, RMU Athletics, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.