The VOICEINSPORT Foundation (the “Foundation” or “VISF”) is a global 501c3 non-profit organization on a mission to accelerate equity for girls and women in sport. We believe the more support girls and women have in support the more powerful they become. They build confidence, community, and become leaders. But girls still don’t have the same opportunities as boys. The VOICEINSPORT Foundation takes action — and closes the gap — across 3 pillars: Research, Education and Advocacy:
- We Research – Only 3% of sports science research is conducted with women athletes. We are changing the game through funding groundbreaking research with industry leading partners like Stanford, Harvard and more, on the women athlete mind and body;
- We Educate – 83% of high school coaches in the U.S have never been educated on Title IX – the 1972 law ensuring that no person on the basis of sex in the U.S. shall be excluded from, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity (including sports). Schools are also not required to conduct training. The Foundation holds Title IX trainings at high school and college campuses across the U.S., educating hundreds of athletes, coaches and administrators on the law, their rights, so they can raise their voices for change;
- We Advocate – The VIS Advocate Program is the largest grass-roots advocacy program for diverse, women athlete leaders at the high school and collegiate level, training on Title IX rights, educating and taking action for equity. The VIS Advocate Leaders start VIS Chapters at their schools, funding Title-IX inequities through VIS Title IX Grants and raising their voice through Direct-action on Capitol Hill.