International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate all females in sports
It’s International Women’s Day, and today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally.
In sports, let’s take a moment to see how far we’ve come…
Today, women are far more visible in sports than ever before, but #womeninsport continue to be excluded and are paid far less than men in wages and prize money globally.Article continues below ...
Change begins with #GenerationEquality.
— UN Women (@UN_Women) March 5, 2020
…and how much further we have to go.
Only 4% of sports media coverage is of women.
Aiming for a world where 50% is the norm.
— Meredith Minkow (@murrminks) March 8, 2020
So today, female athletes and sports broadcasters have taken to Twitter to honor each other.
— Faye Bryson (@FayeBryson) March 8, 2020
And on this 20th anniversary year of my @rolandgarros singles and doubles titles, a special acknowledgement to @mhingis – a great partner in our win and a great friend ever since. Happy #InternationalWomenDay ❤️ #IWD2020 pic.twitter.com/ujPrQG8boD
— Mary Pierce (@_MaryPierce) March 8, 2020
Happy #InternationalWomensDay keep crushing it, Ladies!! 💪🏼💪🏼
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) March 8, 2020
Sabrina. Kelsey. 🐐+🐐. Happy #InternationalWomensDay from the Women’s Pac-12 Tournament! We are celebrating, cheering on, &
telling the stories of BALLER women all weekend long live from Las Vegas! Show them love!! 💪🏽🏀🙌🏽🔥 #Pac12WBB #Analyst #CelebrateWomen @Pac12Network pic.twitter.com/QUqjW7O7ib
— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) March 8, 2020
We have a podcast coming out tomorrow.
— Rachel Bonnetta (@rachelbonnetta) March 8, 2020
— Ciara Mageean (@ciaramageean) March 8, 2020
The places their talent is showcased joined the conversation:
Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the amazing women out there!
You inspire us today and every day ✨ pic.twitter.com/EDaRngjhY2
— espnW (@espnW) March 8, 2020
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2020
Thank you to the @thebig3, @NBA for all your Equality. Inclusion and opportunity for women. YOU are setting the standards for every other sport and industry.#InternationalWomensDay https://t.co/KJEu7Shwu7
— Nancy Lieberman (@NancyLieberman) March 8, 2020
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) March 8, 2020
“What I love is the ability for both men and women to see a woman of colour in a position of power and position of strength.”
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 8, 2020
Speaking of which, the NHL will make history tonight.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 8, 2020
While the NFL will feature a broadcast dedicated specifically to women and their role in the league.
Practices, meetings, games. @Lions owner Martha Ford is there for it all.
— NFL (@NFL) March 8, 2020
Many NFL teams celebrated their female members on social media.
𝚆𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚗 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) March 8, 2020
"You will have more doors closed in your face than you will find open ones but the important thing is that you are not afraid to keep knocking those doors down." #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/lAFcts0feN
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 8, 2020
“I want women to be able to have the dream. We have to make it possible for every child, no matter where they are, to have the dream.” – @BillieJeanKing #InternationalWomensDay #EachforEqual pic.twitter.com/aPi7KuwPqe
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) March 8, 2020
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) March 8, 2020
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) March 8, 2020
The XFL too!
"Just the fact that there’s one, she knows she can do this now. And who knows how many other girls are thinking the same."
— XFL (@xfl2020) March 8, 2020
The NBA recognized the importance of women in basketball, sports, and the world in general:
— NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2020
And, of course, as leaders.
— NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2020
We know it’s a lot, but it’s a big day! Take a stretch and sit back down for more with the MLB.
— MLB (@MLB) March 8, 2020
We can’t forget about teams.
On International Women's Day, we celebrate our #USWNT as tremendous role models, leaders and winners who inspire people of all ages and genders all around the world. #SheBelieves pic.twitter.com/eISQx6OTrY
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) March 8, 2020
“It’s important to show there’s nothing wrong with it” ❤️
— Barclays FA Women's Super League (@BarclaysFAWSL) March 8, 2020
#IWD2020 is about celebrating female achievement and discussing what we can do better. #ClubMatters teamed up with @Womeninsport_UK to share advice on the barriers faced by women and girls in sport and how clubs can help overcome these.
— Sport England (@Sport_England) March 8, 2020
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) March 8, 2020
It wasn’t just females promoting #girlpower in sports.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 8, 2020
50 years ago, nine women chose to take a stand against inequality in the sport of tennis.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) March 8, 2020
To the coaches 🥋 referees 🥋 physios 🥋 volunteers 🥋 fans 🥋 and all the women who help make judo happen…thank you and happy International Women's Day! #IWD2020 #WomenInSport #MakingJudoHappen pic.twitter.com/nZcvjd4ixu
— IBSA Judo (@IBSAJudo) March 8, 2020
Which women in tennis are you inspired by? pic.twitter.com/CEJ9FMV1I9
— ATP Tour (@atptour) March 8, 2020
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) March 8, 2020
So ladies, let’s keep breaking boundaries, pushing limits and setting records!
The attendance at tonight's @T20WorldCup Final is 86,174!
☑️ largest crowd for a women's sporting event in Australia
☑️ largest crowd for a women's cricket match anywhere in the world
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 8, 2020