In This Issue

The Power of Women & Girls in Sport

From participation to coaching, and shattering leadership ceilings, 2020 was slated to be a year of progress for women’s sport. But then came the pandemic.

2021 could still stand to be a significant year of growth for women and girls in sport. What long-standing barriers and future opportunities lie ahead?

A note on the use of women, womxn, and womyn: Early on in the pre-release of this issue we used both the terms ‘womxn’ and ‘women.’ It has been brought to our attention that some of these terms are found to be exclusionary. The Global Sport Institute and Global Sport Matters believe strongly in inclusion, as well as the sharing of knowledge in order to build deeper understandings of the many critical issues that intersect with sport – controversial topics included. 

While we have decided to go forth in matters of text to ‘women,’ we will continue to check in with our guests, writers, subjects and beyond. We recognize that individual identity matters, and that the acknowledgement of all identities are nuanced and important. If you would like to reach out to us on this, please contact us at

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