LaVoi and Cooky quoted about female leaders reviving U.S. Olympics

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, and Cheryl Cooky, Ph.D., associate professor at Purdue University and affiliated scholar of the Tucker Center, were quoted in an article by the Sports Business Journal. The publication, “Women at the forefront of U.S. Olympic movement,”  examines women in leadership positions, specifically the U.S. Olympics committee, comprised of an “all-female CEO/board chair.”

The committee strives to establish stability and create new opportunities for female athletes and administrators. Although the U.S. Olympics require that at least half of candidates for every position be women or minorities, according to LaVoi, “change could happen swiftly if the USOC really wanted. Simply tie funding to minimum diversity goals in the executive or board ranks.”

Cheryl Cooky, Ph.D., and Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D.