Covering the Bases: Brown Women in Sports

March 22, 2014

Commencement Forum
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
List Auditorium, 64 College Street, Providence

Sports matter. Playing sports can improve health, earn college scholarships, and launch professional careers. What is being done to create a level playing field for student and professional athletes? What are the challenges and opportunities for women athletes competing at the student, amateur, and professional levels? Brown alumnae discuss their personal and professional experiences as leaders, researchers, and competitors in sports. Watch the video.

  • Sharon Cohen ’89, founder and executive director, Figure Skating in Harlem; former competitive figure skater
  • Laura Johnson ’90, lecturer in Studies of Women, Gender, & Sexuality and “Gender and Sports;” member, Faculty of Education, Harvard University
  • Sara Low ’83, fly-fishing guide and author
  • Moderator: Jasmine Waddell ’99, trustee, Corporation of Brown University; member, Pembroke Center Associates Council; resident dean of freshmen, Harvard College

Sponsored by the Pembroke Center Associates in association with the Women’s Leadership Council of Brown University.