WHOW … Women Helping Other Women.
Let me just start by saying there is no way that I can sum up the information shared over the course of these two days in the space of this blog, nor do I want to! If you are a female athlete interested in collegiate athletics, then you MUST get yourself to one of these events and experience it for yourself. Cheesey or not, this symposium changed my life!
Since, I’m not going to go into detail about the events of the symposium, I’m going to try to put into words what it did for me. Two and a half months ago I posted a blog titled, Gender Barriers in Athletics. At the time of this post I was feeling extremely discouraged in my career path. I was wondering if I would ever break through the glass ceiling to find that dream job in college athletics.
After this symposium, I know that I will continue to do what I do, no matter how long it takes me to find that dream job! The most valuable session in the symposium, for me, was Value Your Values. I learned what it is that I love most about working in college athletics, and why I could never leave the field.
This symposium completely motivated me; I felt empowered to change the world when I left Boston, MA on Sunday, March 22nd. I spent two days with 165 female – Athletic Directors, Coaches, Student-Athletes, etc. all working towards the same goal, all needing that same bit of inspiration, and all leaving feeling connected to each other.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead