This Week In Women’s Sports: WSF Studies Gender Bias In College Sports, USWNT Loses In Court

This week the Women’s Sports Foundation released the report, “Beyond X’s & O’s: Gender Bias and Coaches of Women’s College Sports,” which measures the issue of gender bias in the coaching of women’s college sports. The survey represents responses from over 2,500 female and male respondents who are currently coaching in college athletics.

Founded by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports and is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports.

Below are key findings directly from the study:

Men said to have more professional advantages than women. About two-thirds (65%) of current coaches felt that it was easier for men to get top-level coaching jobs, while three-quarters (75%) said men had an easier time negotiating salary increases. More than half (54%) believed that men are more likely to be promoted, to secure a multiyear contract upon hiring (52%), and to be rewarded with salary increases for successful performance (53%).