Event Title

Women and the Glass Ceiling in Professional Sports: Challenges and Opportunities

Graduation Year

2015

Location

Room E106, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

12-4-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

12-4-2014 11:00 AM

Description

Women continue to face a glass ceiling when attempting to work for all-male professional sports teams. As in other male-dominated fields, women struggle to find employment, and encounter a variety of gendered roles and consequences in their work. My research investigates the factors that impact their success, and the barriers that some women face along the way. I interviewed men and women who already work within the sports industry and surveyed Illinois Wesleyan University students about their opinions of working women. I found that women are moving closer to equality in the sports world, but that gender still shapes their opportunities and perceptions along the way.

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Women and the Glass Ceiling in Professional Sports: Challenges and Opportunities

Room E106, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Women continue to face a glass ceiling when attempting to work for all-male professional sports teams. As in other male-dominated fields, women struggle to find employment, and encounter a variety of gendered roles and consequences in their work. My research investigates the factors that impact their success, and the barriers that some women face along the way. I interviewed men and women who already work within the sports industry and surveyed Illinois Wesleyan University students about their opinions of working women. I found that women are moving closer to equality in the sports world, but that gender still shapes their opportunities and perceptions along the way.