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Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

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August 30th 2016:Where we have been and what lies ahead

Coming to the end of this Series and our portion of 'The Long Road Up', we have guests who can share, not only perceptions of the journey thus far, but most importantly the way forward. Their perspectives focus on progress and obstacles in the racially diverse USA and giving an overview of the 'super continent' of our planet: Africa. Gabarone Botswana is the 2018 site of the next meeting of the global women's sport advocacy community at the World Congress of the International Working Group of Women in Sport. You will want to know more and make plans to attend.

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Dr. Alpha Alexander

Dr. Alpha Alexander is Fitness Director at Walter State Community College and Chair of the Morristown Tenn. Diversity Committee. Alexander earned degrees at College at Wooster(Ohio) and doctorate at Temple University. She is Co-Founder and Vice President of the Black Women’s Sport Foundation. Dr. Alexander lead USA delegations to Barcelona, Atlanta and Nagano for the Olympic Youth Camps. She lead several Citizen Ambassador delegations to China, South Africa, Russia and Cuba. She has received the Billie Jean King Contribution Award (WSF), Olympic Shield (USOC) and NCAA Silver Award. Additionally, the NCAA named her in 2006 as one of the ‘100 Most Influential Student-Athletes of the Century.
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Dr. Ellen Staurowsky

Dr. Ellen J. Staurowsky is a professor of sport management and interim associate director for the Center of Hospitality and Sport Management at Drexel University. She is internationally recognized as an expert on social justice issues in sport including college athletes’ rights, the exploitation of college athletes, gender equity and Title IX, and the misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport. She is co-author of College Athletes for Hire: The Evolution and Legacy of the NCAA Amateur Myth and editor of Women and Sport: Continuing a Journey of Liberation and Celebration. She is lead author on the Women's Sports Foundation's 2015 report Her Life Depends on It III: Sport and
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Game Mothibi

Game Mothibi - IWG Secretary General Head of the IWG secretariat Responsible for management of IWG external and internal affairs Coordinates the implementation of IWG strategic plan Networks with global governmental/non- governmental agencies and organizations
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Boitumelo Kenosi

Boitumelo Kenosi, Marketing and Public Relations Manager IWG Responsible for the development and implementation of communications, marketing and promotion strategies and plans and maximize awareness of IWG’s mandate. for ensuring and monitoring delivery of efficient, cost effective support services including provision of information technology, marketing and communications support. The key liaison with relevant government departments and non-governmental organizations, private companies both national and international.
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