Who are the most powerful women YOU know of in sports? - TennisForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 24,673
                     
Who are the most powerful women YOU know of in sports?

By powerful, I mean the ability to get things done. Like if they want to have an event on TV, or start a new tournament, or get 200 celebrities to a charity event, or get multi-million dollars donations to charity from corporations, or get the government to act on certain issues. I'm specifically NOT asking who's popular, or who makes the most money.

Bille Jean King is the founder of the Women's Sports Foundation, which is the organization that essentially created Title IX, which opened up sports to entire generation of women. A 20 year old American female can't really concieve of an entire society where women were discouraged from playing sports. But that was the USA pre-BJK. She IS #3 among women on the alltime list of GS titles, with 37, but it was her tireless work promoting women's sports that makes her the most most influential female tennis player in history. She understood the politics, and the corporate politics (I met her in an elevator when she was on her way to seperate yet another coporate marketing department form their cash.

She has a VERY full Rolodex.

The thread that inspired this one, offers a few good names,

Sheila Johnson - Co-founded Black Entertainment Television, part-owner of the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, the Washington Wizards of the NBA and the Washington Capitals of the NHL in May.

Donna Orender - Commissioner of the WNBA.

Amy Trask - The CEO of the Oakland Raiders

Lesa France Kennedy - President of International Speedway Corp.

Donna Lopiano - The executive director of the Women's Sports Foundation

By now, you've noticed the total absence of active players.

Outside of Serena Williams, who using tennis to jump-start a fashion company AND an acting career, I can't think of an active athlete who even has the time. Certainly the charity side of the MacDonald's Tour prove Serena has SOME clout, at least in partnership with her sister, but BJK she's not.

So, now that we have easy answers off the street, who are the most powerful women in sports?

Olga Morozova has some clout I know. Also Pat Head Summit, the women's basketball coach at Tennessee. ('Head Summit'. What an alpha name.)

Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Volcana is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 03:57 AM
Senior Member
 
Mafia_Sharapova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Kingdom of Maria Mafia
Posts: 1,343
                     
Maria Sharapova is the most powerful women in sports

1111 Eternal follower of the Golden Girl


Mafia Angel of the Maria Mafia


Mafia_Sharapova is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 03:59 AM
Senior Member
 
xin_hui's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Singapore
Posts: 16,569
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mafia_Sharapova
Maria Sharapova is the most powerful women in sports
wake up, and she's a woman, not women
xin_hui is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2005, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 24,673
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mafia_Sharapova
Maria Sharapova is the most powerful women in sports
I'm trying to figure out whether to attribute that answer to ignorance, stupidity, or humor.

Oh what the hell, I"m feeling charitable.

ROTFLMAO!!!

Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Volcana is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome