Because of Title IX

Because of Title IX: Chris Voelz

Posted on 5/23/2017
"I was fortunate to ride the wave of Title IX throughout my entire professional career ….and it became my lifework," says Women's Sports Foundation Ambassador, Chris Voelz.

Because of Title IX: Ashley Broockerd

Posted on 5/19/2017
#BecauseofTitleIX, "I have never known a day without sport," says Ashley Broockerd, Women Leaders senior director of events & operations.

Because of Title IX: Lynn Holzman

Posted on 5/18/2017
"She made sure we had the chance to play, because she did not," says West Coast Conference Commissioner, Lynn Holzman.

Because of Title IX: Charmelle Green

Posted on 5/17/2017
"[My mom] was and is an inspiration, and she taught me that there are no limits in life," says Penn State's senior associate athletic director, Charmelle Green.

Because of Title IX: Kaitlin Leach

Posted on 5/16/2017
"I relish the chance to mentor young female administrators and aspiring female coaches, encouraging them to take advantage of the level playing field and championing the success of female student-athletes," says Kaitlin Leach, senior associate athlet

Because of Title IX: Louise McCleary

Posted on 5/15/2017
"The impact of Title IX wasn’t truly felt until I started my professional career," says the NCAA's Director for Division III, Louise McCleary.

Because of Title IX: Lisa R. Thuer

Posted on 5/12/2017
"It is my responsibility as a woman who benefited from the fierce advocacy of others to continue to step forward and lead by taking action, showing gratitude, and reminding others what so easily could be taken away," says Lisa R. Thuer, Women Leaders

Because of Title IX: Natalie Winkelfoos

Posted on 5/11/2017
"I have always identified as an athlete. Without Title IX, I wouldn’t be able to carry that label as strongly as I have (and do)," says Oberlin College Athletic Director, Natalie Winkelfoos.

Because of Title IX: Jenn Strawley

Posted on 5/8/2017
"Title IX provided opportunities for me to participate in athletics, to be empowered as an athlete, and to develop into a leader," says University of Miami's Deputy AD Jenn Strawley.

Because of Title IX: Jess Duff

Posted on 5/4/2017
"Without historical context, we often take for granted the opportunities we have been afforded." says Jess Duff from the NCAA Office of Inclusion.

Because of Title IX: Megan Kahn

Posted on 5/3/2017
"It’s important for young girls (and boys) to understand and embrace the importance of females feeling strong and empowered," says Megan Kahn, executive director of the Alliance of Women Coaches.

Because of Title IX: Tamica Smith Jones

Posted on 5/2/2017
"As a youngster, I didn’t know how many opportunities sports would present," says Tamica Smith Jones, director of athletics at the University of California, Riverside.

Because of Title IX: Amy Backus

Posted on 5/1/2017
"Creating a department where our female student athletes feel confident, heard, and respected is my charge each day," says Amy Backus, director of athletics at Case Western Reserve University.

Because of Title IX: Katie Hoffman

Posted on 4/28/2017
#BecauseofTitleIX, "I have a second family, my Husker teammates," says Women Leaders own Katie Hoffman.

Because of Title IX: Vicky Chun

Posted on 4/27/2017
"Personally and professionally, my life has revolved around sports ... I can't imagine my life or career without the opportunities provided by Title IX," says Vicky Chun, president of Women Leaders in College Sports, and VP/AD at Colgate University.

Because of Title IX: Kiki Baker Barnes

Posted on 4/26/2017
"I make it my business to be as responsive as possible when young ladies and men reach out to me with questions about how to navigate this profession," says Kiki Baker Barnes, AD at Dillard University.

Because of Title IX: Noreen Morris

Posted on 4/25/2017
"The question is how hasn’t Title IX impacted my life?" says Noreen Morris, commissioner of the Northeast Conference.

Tell Us Your #BecauseofTitleIX Story!

Posted on 4/24/2017
We are so excited to launch our #BecauseofTitleIX campaign, which honors the 45th anniversary of Title IX’s passage and celebrates more than four decades of female participation in high school and college sports!

Because of Title IX: Chris Plonsky

Posted on 4/24/2017
As we lead up to the 45th anniversary of Title IX, see how its passage has impacted The University of Texas' Chris Plonsky's life and career.