Sport, in a nutshell, prepares a child…for life!
When you see a top female executive, we bet she grew up playing sports! And, research supports that theory.
While we can see the physical benefits, participating in sports has many other benefits. In a study by the Women's Athlete Business Network and ESPN W, 94% of the respondents had participated in sports and close to three-quarters (74%) agreed that a background in sports can help accelerate a woman's leadership and career potential. Close to two-thirds (61%) said that past sporting involvement has contributed to their current career success and that a background in sports had a positive influence on their own hiring decisions, with more than two-thirds (67%) highlighting a background in sports as a positive influence on their decision to hire a candidate.