Covering the Bases: Brown Women in Sports

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? Join Brown alumnae in a conversation about their personal and professional experiences as leaders, researchers, and competitors in sports. Panelists:

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.

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