Reading the Plays: What Does Women’s Basketball Tell Us About #TimesUp?
Date: April 18, 2019 • 12:40 - 1:30 p.m.
Presenters: Georgia Hall, Ph.D., Lisette DeSouza, Ph.D., Laura Pappano
Location: Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Wellesley College, Room 413
Ten years after an exhaustive study of ticket pricing disparities between men's and women's NCAA Division I basketball, researchers from the Wellesley Centers for Women revisit the data to see what has changed -- and what hasn't. In the women's game, attendance and awareness have grown, but how is the product valued? What possible impact does this have on those who go pro, including Kristi Toliver, the Maryland star and WNBA player who is coaching for the NBA Washington Wizards -- but being paid, as the New York Times put it, "like an intern"? More women with NCAA and WNBA experience are coaching in the NBA -- and some expect this to be the first professional male sport to have a woman as a head coach -- but is this competence elevating the women's college game? Or getting women paid on par with male peers?
This is a program of the Lunchtime Seminar Series at the Wellesley Centers for Women, which is free and open to the public. Tea and coffee will be provided. Parking for this program is available in the Davis Parking Facility. For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College.
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