Because of Title IX

Because of Title IX: Billie Jean King

Posted on 2/20/2019
"At the Women's Sports Foundation...we are committed to providing access to athletes, being advocates for equality, and continuing to protect the true essence of Title IX each and every day," says Billie Jean King.

Because of Title IX: Patti Phillips

Posted on 2/20/2019
"I am so fortunate to be championing women every day through our work here at Women Leaders!" says Women Leaders in College Sports' CEO, Patti Phillips

Because of Title IX: Lori Hendricks

Posted on 2/20/2019
I am committed to making sure that all athletes are taken seriously and provided the opportunities to compete," says Lori Hendricks, director of athletics at Mount Holyoke College.

Because of Title IX: Amy Wilson

Posted on 2/20/2019
"These amazing opportunities to learn and to play sports have given me the chance to experience success, and most importantly, to build meaningful relationships that have enriched my life in countless ways, " says Amy Wilson, director of inclusion at

Because of Title IX: Nona Richardson

Posted on 2/20/2019
#BecauseofTitleIX, "I went from a walk-on to a scholarship athlete, which afforded me the opportunity to not only compete, but to get my education," says Nona Richardson, senior associate athletics director for student-athlete support/SWA a the Unive

Because of Title IX: Katreshia Louis-Verrett

Posted on 2/20/2019
Today I am able to empower my own student-athletes to chase their dream in sport and in life! says Katreshia Louis-Verrett, associate athletic director of compliance/ SWA, North Carolina A&T State University.

Because of Title IX: Deborah Antoine

Posted on 2/20/2019
"As the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of four, I want for all children the opportunities that my family enjoys," says Deborah Antoine, CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation.

Because of Title IX: Lindsay Reeves

Posted on 2/20/2019
"My grandmother had a huge influence on who I am today. She was a three-sport college athlete in 1916 and never let being a woman stop her from anything she wanted to accomplish or pursue," says Lindsay Reeves, director of athletics at the University

Because of Title IX: Portia Hoeg

Posted on 2/20/2019
"I am grateful for my athletic and career experiences born from the sacrifices and foundation built by others," says Portia Hoeg, athletic director at Allegheny College.

Because of Title IX: Liz Darger

Posted on 2/20/2019
"The athletic opportunities afforded me by Title IX helped me embrace my height and see my physical stature and strength as an asset, not a liability." says Liz Darger, associate athletic director / SWA at BYU.

Because of Title IX: Sarah Vap

Posted on 2/20/2019
"Playing sports created a determination and courage within me that has stuck with me into adulthood," says Sarah Vap, Women Leaders' executive assistant and special projects manager.

Because of Title IX: Angie Morenz

Posted on 6/8/2017
"Being a student-athlete today means carrying on the work of the women and advocates that came before," says Angie Morenz, commissioner of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Because of Title IX: Christine Grant

Posted on 2/20/2019
"My athletic and academic backgrounds helped prepare me to speak out against all forms of discrimination. I cannot even imagine what my life would have been without sport," says Title IX pioneer, Christine Grant.

Because of Title IX: Etienne Thomas

Posted on 2/20/2019
"Thanks to Title IX, I have been afforded a great career with many successes at the Division I level and in higher education," says Etienne Thomas, senior associate athletic director / SWA at North Carolina Central University.

Because of Title IX: Terri Steeb Gronau

Posted on 2/20/2019
"We must remember the history to ensure it is not repeated," says Terri Steeb Gronau, vice president of Division II at the NCAA.

Because of Title IX: Elisha Orama

Posted on 2/20/2019
"Without the chance to play basketball I would not have attended the college I went to and probably would be in a different career path, " says Elisha Orama, Women Leaders in College Sports' leadership and events coordinator.

Because of Title IX: Pennie Parker

Posted on 6/1/2017
"I hope by seeing women athletic directors, the next generation of women and girls in sports know that anything is possible," says Rollins College athletic director, Pennie Parker

Because of Title IX: Shonna Brown

Posted on 5/31/2017
"I’ve been told numerous times throughout life that I am not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, or strong enough, but because of Title IX I know I am ENOUGH," says Shonna Brown, executive associate commissioner of the America East Conference.

Because of Title IX: Kristin Gillette

Posted on 5/30/2017
"It is imperative that we help champion these young women to take advantage of athletic opportunities for their academic achievement," says MidAmerica Nazerene's assistant director of athletics Kristin Gillette.

Because of Title IX: Laura Mooney

Posted on 5/29/2017
"Confidence is key. Be you and don't let anyone hold you back," says MCLA athletic director, Laura Mooney.