Presence of Women in Sports

Women in sports

Men have dominated sports for centuries. However, women are increasingly making their presence known and achieving success in sports across the globe. The gender pay gap is still present in many areas of life but has improved significantly over the last decade. International Women’s Day celebrates female achievements, while Women’s History Month focuses on past generations who made great strides toward equality and advancement for women in sports and society.

Participation of Women in Sports

Over the past few decades, women have made great strides in sports. Women’s participation in athletics has increased significantly since 1972, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS), female high school athletes now outnumber male athletes by more than 2:1.

This increase has been driven largely by Title IX legislation passed by Congress during President Nixon’s administration which prohibits gender discrimination at schools receiving federal funding. The law has played an enormous role in encouraging girls’ participation in sports at all levels. However, it was not until recently that we saw an uptick in female athletes competing professionally.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It is celebrated on March 8 every year. The day was first observed in 1909 following an International Conference for Working Women held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 19-21 April 1908.

In 1975 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace to be observed annually on any day between 20 November and 10 December inclusive.

Gender Pay Gap

A gender pay gap is a difference between what men and women are paid for doing the same work. It’s a problem in all fields, not just sports.

Women are paid less than men because of the way society is structured: women are not assertive enough to ask for raises or promotions. They don’t negotiate as well as men do when it comes time to bargain over salary. They spend more time out of the workforce caring for children or elderly parents and tend towards jobs with lower salaries (like teaching).

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a time to recognize the achievements of women in America. President Ronald Reagan established it in 1987 and proclaimed March as Women’s History Month.

The theme for 2019 was “Women and Girls Lead…We Make History!”. The National Women’s History Project encourages people to think about how women have made history and continue to lead today through their actions, words, and ideas.

Women are making great strides in sports

Women are encouraged to be active, participate in sports, and be competitive. They are also encouraged to be healthy and strong. Women have made great strides in the world of sports, from playing soccer at an international level to boxing professionally. This can be seen through their representation on television screens or even in advertisements for brands like Nike or Under Armour, featuring famous female athletes such as Serena Williams or Megan Rapinoe (both world-renowned tennis players).

The presence of women in sports has been growing steadily over time, with more girls participating than ever before. This can be attributed largely to factors such as social media platforms encouraging them. This is done through hashtags like #girlpower that encourage young girls around the globe. Not only to play but also to celebrate their achievements. No matter what they look like!


The future of women in sports is bright, and we’re excited to see what the next generation brings. The important thing is that women and girls continue to be encouraged to participate in sports and other physical activities at all levels.