The Women's Sports Collective of Columbia University is an organization for students, who identify as women, to develop and maintain a network and safe space dedicated to the development and empowerment of women in the sports industry. Through networking events, community activism and skill development sessions, women across all disciplines will have the opportunity to prepare themselves for a career in sports. We aim to create advocacy towards increased diversity and equal treatment of women at all levels of the sports industry.
Fall (2020) semester, we launched a WSC mentorship program with past women alums of CUSM and current CUSM students. The program has been a huge success so far, and a great way for Columbia Sports Management women to stick together as we all navigate careers in the sports industry!
Spring (2021) semester, we launched an “Empowerment Series”, were we brought in women leaders in the Sports industry from various careers. Each speaker shared their background, what it’s like to be a woman in sports, and their advice for WSC members in navigating a male-dominated industry. Examples of speakers include: Diana DePaul - Referee Scouting Lead for the National Basketball Association, Melanie LeGrande – Former Vice President of Social Responsibility at Major League Baseball, Dr. Caroline Silby – a renowned Sports Psychologist and nationally recognized expert on the development of athletes, and Cheryl Robinson – regular contributor to ForbesWoman, international speaker, and alum of CUSM.
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