Reproductive Health

“You have to see it to be it” – Billie Jean King on Title IX

May 24, 2012

Last November we honored tennis legend and Founder of the Women’s Sports Foundation Billie Jean King with the Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership. In advance of our May 31 Sports & Society Program‘s symposium on Title IX and Beyond: How to Get the Rest of Our Girls Into the Game, we looked back at what Billie Jean King said that night about Title IX. In her talk she emphasized the importance of girls being inspired by seeing other women and girls participate in sports. As King put it, “You have to see it to be it.” See what else she had to say about Title IX:

To continue this discussion, we are pleased that Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, chair of the board of the Women’s Sports Foundation, will be speaking at our May 31 event on Title IX. The event will be headlined by featured guest Maya Moore, Olympian and professional basketball player for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. See what other great speakers will be joining them here

Watch the entire discussion between Billie Jean King and USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan.