Angela Ruggiero, IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair, talks about her personal experience and the drive and push of the Athletes’ Commission to ensure that Gender Equality continues to be a focus for the entire Olympic Movement
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is forging a bold new path in advancing gender equality in the sporting arena and beyond, as the IOC session received today an update from the gender equality review project. following the IOC Executive Board approval of 25 bold and challenging recommendations, the IOC is leading the way in raising awareness of the importance of gender equality on and off the field of play.
The pioneering Indian boxer’s bronze medal in the flyweight (51kg) class at the Olympic Games London 2012 was a watershed moment for women’s sport in her country. More than five years on, Mary Kom’s passion for boxing remains undimmed – as does her enthusiasm for seeing women in sport break the glass ceiling
Since retiring from the track, Mechelle Lewis Freeman has been focused on a business with a twist, its designed to inspire and empower women and girls as well as identify and develop talent.
As part of its Olympic winter games PyongChang 2018 #loveoverbias campaign, Procter & Gamble has facilitated a meaningful discussion among top female Olympians, who shared their experiences of facing bias and adversity in sport, as well as how they overcame these obstacles to achieve their dreams as strong, inspiring and courageous women.