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Gender (In)equality in sports

Gender (in)equality has become an increasingly discussed topic in the 21st century. It started as a reaction of many females that felt trampled, but eventually grew to become one of the largest social and political movements society has witnessed. This increase in zest for the topic has resulted in it affecting several aspects of life, including – in a controversial manner – sports.

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Serena and Venus Williams: Athletes, entrepreneurs, role models

Serena and Venus Williams are two of the best athletes to ever grace the tennis court. They are nonetheless athletes, entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists. They are everything that young athletes – both male and female – should look up to and a near-perfect example of the overall strategy that athletes should try to emulate. What makes their case exceptional, is that they rose to prominence at a time where it was commonplace to consider female sports as subpar to male competition; they can be credited to an extent for changing that perception as well. The fact that they are sisters is just the cherry on the top.

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Female Athletes who changed history: A brief guide

Female interest and presence in the sports industry has been steadily increasing, particularly in the past couple of decades. Statistically, the percentage of females competing at a club level, is approximately 23% higher than their male counterpart percentage. This is mainly due to the push for gender equality; for which many female athletes fought to achieve in their own individual fields. However, the journey of female athletes in sports began a long time ago…

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The rise of female sports

With women in sports being historically underrepresented, over the past decade a significant increase in interest has been noticed, with the spotlight being shifted to female athletes. This increased interest in female athletes is here to stay, with female sports showing great resilience over time, building grounds for even greater growth. The rise of female sports has undoubtedly had an impact on the sports industry, not just affecting athletes but also rights holders, media, sponsors, brand commercialization practices and fan engagement; leading to major changes in the dynamics of the industry as a whole

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Gender Inequality in Sports Sponsorships

By Rena Afami, APC Sports Sponsorship in sports is a marketing technique for brands to generate brand awareness and customer loyalty by investing in athletes either individually or in groups. Male athletes have always dominated the industry and it is apparent that...

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The Female Athlete’s Brand: A brief look at the best in the industry

The athlete’s brand as a term is somewhat ambiguous and hard to pin down. In the past couple of decades, we’ve witnessed a marked rise in the visibility, demand and popularity of female sports with a series of factors driving this trend. Part and parcel, is the emergence of ever-powerful female athlete brands. Some examples are Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Ronda Rousey

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The Gender Pay Gap in Sports

The difference in pay between athletes can vary by millions of dollars and this difference can be justified by their different levels of skill, popularity and quality. But when it comes to women athletes, they seem to be paid at a whole different scale from their male counterparts in the same sport, to such an extent that even the examples seem hard to believe.

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The Gender Pay Gap in Sports

By Constantinos Massonos, Contributor For years, women as athletes, technical staff, game officials, team or league executives have been forging inroads through the sports industry, in their efforts to bridge a deep-rooted gender gap.  Today, mainly because of...

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Ways of empowering Women in Sports

By Anna Kyprianou, APC Sports Consulting Ltd “Attendances are growing for the women’s league, and we’re well placed to become a mainstream sport in the future. I did not think when I started, that within my career it would be possible to be a full-time pro in...

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Life After Sports for Female Athletes

By Niovie Constantinou, Contributor Professional female athletes, just like male athletes, spend their career focusing on their sport, wholeheartedly committing to it from a very young age. The result can be that they rely excessively on their identities as...

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The need for female role models in sports

By Andreas Themistokleous, Contributor It really should have been a very brief article: “If she can’t see it, she can’t be it. Thanks for reading”. But, then, the editor would probably kick me off the team so, all jokes aside, you probably get the hint. In February...

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