On October 14, 2015, Ernst and Young partnered with espnW and released a report titled, Where will you find your next leader? EY & espnW explore how sport advances women at every level. This great resource explores a variety of topics. Some of the report’s conclusions include:
- Confident young girls: Girls who play sports have greater social and economic mobility, are less likely to use drugs, and perform better in school.
- Rising female leaders: Seventy-four percent of respondents say a background in sports can help accelerate a woman’s career, and 61% believe sporting involvement has contributed to their own career success. The annual wages of former athletes are on average about 7% higher than those of non-athletes.
- C-Suite leaders: Athletes figure prominently among the women who have broken through the glass ceiling. 94% of women in the C-suite played sports, 52% at a university level. Executive women are more likely to have played a sport and to hire other women who also played.
The report is a great resource. So is the E&Y page releasing it.