Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., senior lecturer and co-director of the Tucker Center in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed about the latest progressive changes affecting women in sports on KARE-11 TV on June 28.
The LPGA and Wimbledon organizations have both changed their rules about women competitors taking maternity leave. LPGA competitor and 12-time winner Stacy Lewis took maternity leave without losing her full paid contract from her sponsor. And Wimbledon changed its rules to take into account a woman’s maternity leave when it decides her seed once she returns to play.
“Many choose to wait until they retire to start a family and I think for many women they don’t want to wait they want to start a family now and maybe this will open the door slightly,” LaVoi said on the broadcast.