Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, gave the keynote address at Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s Women in Athletics Symposium held at Roanoke College May 20-21. Eighty women attended the event, which focused on professional development and networking opportunities for women working in member school athletic departments. LaVoi also conducted a session titled “The Current Landscape for Women in Athletics,” discussing her research on the underrepresentation of women in the coaching profession, and gave a lecture, “Success Strategies for Women in Athletics: Being GREAT!”, which focused on strategies for overcoming the barriers that are often present for women working in athletics.
LaVoi also gave the keynote at the 44th class of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy hosted by the Alliance of Women Coaches May 30-June 2 at the Hilton Denver Inverness in Englewood, CO. Forty-seven female coaches of all experience levels and sports from NCAA Division I, II and III gathered for four days of non-sport-specific educational training. LaVoi’s keynote was titled, “Strategies for Success and Navigating the Coaching Profession for Women.”