About Me: Hi everyone! I'm an athlete and graduate student in Sports and Exercise Psychology. I would like to help encourage women to participate in sport. I would also like to help change the gender stereotypes and help reduce the barriers against female participation.

I have always been active in sports but a comment a male acquaintaince made to me last year really ignited my passion to bring awareness to this issue and to change the views of others. I was watching the 2010 Olympic women’s hockey game where they won GOLD with a bunch of other grad students, and few male students made comments that women’s hockey shouldn’t be in the Olympics and they were belittling women’s overall athletic abilities and their participation in sports. They were marginalizing women to the ‘traditional sports’ that women should only participate in. I was disgusted by these views, and I confronted them about it.

I would like to help change the world!

My Passions: Connecting with People, Sport, Learning new things

My Challenges: I have research experience and am an athlete, looking to gain broader work experience

My Vision for the Future: To empower female athletes worldwide

My Areas of Expertise: Developmental Psychology, Education, Motivation, Sports

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glad to have you on world pulse. your vision is so interesting. I would love to see you create a group on female athletes so that we can learn, share and uplift women's passion for sports..

Stay blessed and all the very best.

Dando

Hello from World Pulse.

I act as a volunteer World Pulse welcomer for new WP members and listener for other journal entries. This is some of the most exciting and rewarding work I've ever done. Through this effort, I have become a world volunteer.

I am wondering whether you have found any World Pulse efforts that really stir you to action. Our searchable site has so many examples of females empowering each other through education and encouragement, that there is bound to be inspiration for all.

We'd love to hear from you again.

From New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Yvette