June 27, 2022
Kiswe and LEAD1 Celebrate Title IX 50th Anniversary
"Title IX at 50" event and panel discussion featured a panel of female leaders in sports and politics.
Kiswe and LEAD1 Association proudly partnered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that paved the way for women in sports. Titled "Title IX at 50," the event and panel discussion was held at the District Winery in D.C. Moderated by USA Today Columnist Christine Brennan, the event featured a panel with Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman, University of Pittsburgh Director of Athletics Heather Lyke, also LEAD1 Board Chair, Basketball Analyst Christy Winters-Scott, President of Playfly Sports Christy Hedgpath and Congress Representatives Cheri Bustos (Ill.), Lori Trahan (Mass.), Susie Lee (Nev.), and Sharice Davids (Kan.). The speakers discussed their perspectives as former student-athletes, the impact of Title IX, and the future of women's sports.
"Title IX has had a dramatic impact in sports – in 1972 roughly 31,000 women played college sports, and today more than 200,000 women are playing," shared LEAD1 President and CEO, Tom McMillen in a press release. "There is still a lot of work to be done, and we are grateful to bring this esteemed group of female leaders together to continue the discussion. While our event will celebrate the significant advancements that have been made since the legislation was passed we also want to highlight the work that still needs to be done."
Kiswe's co-founder and Vice President of Business Development Jimmy Lynn attended the event, along with Head of Business Development, Americas, Clay Walker. Watch the recap of the event above and visit Sports Business Journal for more photos.
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