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Sarah Axelson

Women's Sports Foundation
United States

Sarah Axelson is Vice President, Advocacy at the Women's Sports Foundation (WSF). Having worked in women’s sports advocacy for more than a decade, Axelson is a Title IX expert, focusing her work on both grassroots and national initiatives that educate the public and advocate for policies and practices that advance gender equity in sports. Sarah received her MPA degree from the Executive program in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College. She was named the 2018 Graduate-in-Residence by the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychological Science, her alma mater where she played four years of NCAA varsity softball.

Sarah Axelson's

Sessions

  • Leadership
    Leadership
    Gender Equity In Sport In The United States
    Learn about efforts to advance the promise of Title IX, a United States law prohibiting sex-based discrimination including athletics.

    This workshop will discuss lessons learned from the U.S. and ideas that can be considered to advance gender equity in sports through legislation and policy.

    Session Title: 50 years of the Title IX: Leading the way for gender-equitable sporting policies around the globe

    Hybrid session
    11:30am - 12:15pm
    Leadership

    This workshop will discuss lessons learned from the U.S. and ideas that can be considered to advance gender equity in sports through legislation and policy.

    Session Title: 50 years of the Title IX: Leading the way for gender-equitable sporting policies around the globe

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
    visibility & voice

    This workshop will discuss lessons learned from the U.S. and ideas that can be considered to advance gender equity in sports through legislation and policy.

    Session Title: 50 years of the Title IX: Leading the way for gender-equitable sporting policies around the globe

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Systems, Resources and Investment
  • Social Change
    Social Change
    Inclusion for Transgender Communities
    Participants will discuss inclusion for all girls and women and develop actionable steps they can take to be allies to transgender athletes.

    The workshop will deliver a toolkit that supports participants in communicating about transgender inclusion respectfully, prioritising inclusion and safety for all athletes, and the power of coalition building for effective advocacy.

    Session Title: Sport for All: The importance of inclusion for Transgender Girls and Women

    Hybrid session
    3:30pm - 4:15pm
    Social Change

    The workshop will deliver a toolkit that supports participants in communicating about transgender inclusion respectfully, prioritising inclusion and safety for all athletes, and the power of coalition building for effective advocacy.

    Session Title: Sport for All: The importance of inclusion for Transgender Girls and Women

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Human Rights
    visibility & voice

    The workshop will deliver a toolkit that supports participants in communicating about transgender inclusion respectfully, prioritising inclusion and safety for all athletes, and the power of coalition building for effective advocacy.

    Session Title: Sport for All: The importance of inclusion for Transgender Girls and Women

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Human Rights

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