This summer marked the 50th anniversary of Title IX’s signing into federal civil rights law. By prohibiting gender discrimination in federally funded education programs, Title IX has empowered women and increased the number of women participating in college athletics, enrolling in STEM programs and earning advanced degrees.
Many studies have shown the impact that athletics has on the lives of women and girls. Often, engaging in team sports teaches profound lessons in leadership, teamwork and self-discipline — essential skills for growing a professional career.
In recognition of this anniversary, women across KPMG who participated in college athletics—including Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Elena Richards—share stories about their experiences and how it played a major role in supporting their professional growth.
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KPMG U.S. brought together voices from its KPMG Network of Women (KNOW) business resource group to highlight how their participation in college sports helped them grow into leaders on and off the field.