Arts/Entertainment/Sports

NANCY HOGSHEAD-MAKAR

CEO, CHAMPION WOMEN, JACKSONVILLE

Champion Women provides legal advocacy for girls and women in sports. Hogshead-Makar, a former Olympic swimmer, says the group has three major initiatives: One involves governance and procedures to address athlete abuse in the Olympic movement. Another makes data available to women athletes to determine if their schools are providing equal opportunity for female and male athletes. The third seeks to find ways to include transgender athletes in competitive sports while still protecting the boundaries of the “girls’ and women’s sports” category.

EDUCATION Duke University (BA), Georgetown University (JD)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION Hogshead-Makar started Champion Women after leaving the Women’s Sports Foundation when it tried to make her sign a contract preventing her from talking about sexual abuse of women athletes.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I have to travel a lot, and I do my best not to stay in hotels, even when the client is happy to pay. I’ve been known to call friends from the airport. “My flight just landed. Wanna host me?”
SABBATICAL TOPIC To spend a year in Europe and teach sports law
READING Besides depositions and expert reports? Stand, by Kathryn Bertine; Stand Up and Shout Out, by Joan Steidinger; Untamed by Glennon Doyle

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