It’s International Women’s Day, and today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally.
In sports, let’s take a moment to see how far we’ve come…
Today, women are far more visible in sports than ever before, but #womeninsport continue to be excluded and are paid far less than men in wages and prize money globally.
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Change begins with #GenerationEquality.
https://t.co/EFmdpGNbI3pic.twitter.com/IbDg3Atp2z
— UN Women (@UN_Women) March 5, 2020
…and how much further we have to go.
Only 4% of sports media coverage is of women.
Aiming for a world where 50% is the norm.
Happy #InternationalWomensDay to everyone who is in the fight for equality pic.twitter.com/DXrKUrT7za
— Meredith Minkow (@murrminks) March 8, 2020
So today, female athletes and sports broadcasters have taken to Twitter to honor each other.
There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. #internationalwomensdaypic.twitter.com/7iTHCHV4A5
— Faye Bryson (@FayeBryson) March 8, 2020
And on this 20th anniversary year of my @rolandgarros singles and doubles titles, a special acknowledgement to @mhingis – a great partner in our win and a great friend ever since. Happy #InternationalWomenDay#IWD2020pic.twitter.com/ujPrQG8boD
— Mary Pierce (@_MaryPierce) March 8, 2020
Happy #InternationalWomensDay keep crushing it, Ladies!!
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) March 8, 2020
Sabrina. Kelsey. +. Happy #InternationalWomensDay from the Womens Pac-12 Tournament! We are celebrating, cheering on, &telling the stories of BALLER women all weekend long live from Las Vegas! Show them love!! #Pac12WBB#Analyst#CelebrateWomen@Pac12Networkpic.twitter.com/QUqjW7O7ib
— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) March 8, 2020
We have a podcast coming out tomorrow.
Happy #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/IqpIorGaAQ
— Rachel Bonnetta (@rachelbonnetta) March 8, 2020
The places their talent is showcased joined the conversation:
Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the amazing women out there!
You inspire us today and every day pic.twitter.com/EDaRngjhY2
— espnW (@espnW) March 8, 2020
@Candace_Parker is a bucket anywhere! #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/JgipUUC6GS
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 8, 2020
Thank you to the @thebig3, @NBA for all your Equality. Inclusion and opportunity for women. YOU are setting the standards for every other sport and industry.#InternationalWomensDayhttps://t.co/KJEu7Shwu7
— Nancy Lieberman (@NancyLieberman) March 8, 2020
The support in #Pac12WBB is unlike any other. @21charmin explains what its like to be a fellow basketball coach in the Pac-12. #InternationalWomensDay | @CalWBBallpic.twitter.com/bUdjOTbXXF
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) March 8, 2020
What I love is the ability for both men and women to see a woman of colour in a position of power and position of strength.
Kim Davis sat down with @SNChrisSimpson to talk about her role with the @NHL, growing the game with new audiences, and more.#UnitedBySport | #IWD2020pic.twitter.com/Dx82UosVXy
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) March 8, 2020
Speaking of which, the NHL will make history tonight.
In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay, @Sportsnet and @NHLonNBCSports are set to make history in Canada and the United States with the first all-female broadcasts for an NHL game.
Details: https://t.co/AUI8F96dW7#IWD2020pic.twitter.com/q4u8ABczjJ
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 8, 2020
While the NFL will feature a broadcast dedicated specifically to women and their role in the league.
Practices, meetings, games. @Lions owner Martha Ford is there for it all.
View the history of the NFL through the eyes of four iconic female owners.#InternationalWomensDay | #WomensHistoryMonth
: A Lifetime of Sundays TONIGHT 7:30PM ET on @NFLNetworkpic.twitter.com/yjlgbGZvRi
— NFL (@NFL) March 8, 2020
Many NFL teams celebrated their female members on social media.
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Happy #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/CxSrU5lihr
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) March 8, 2020
“You will have more doors closed in your face than you will find open ones but the important thing is that you are not afraid to keep knocking those doors down.” #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/lAFcts0feN
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 8, 2020
I want women to be able to have the dream. We have to make it possible for every child, no matter where they are, to have the dream. – @BillieJeanKing#InternationalWomensDay#EachforEqualpic.twitter.com/aPi7KuwPqe
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) March 8, 2020
As we celebrate all women on this #InternationalWomensDay, Sophia Liautaud of @JTFoundation99s Louder Than A Bomb wrote I Rise and performed with members from @MDCheer. pic.twitter.com/P1owJBStl8
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) March 8, 2020
Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all the women in #BroncosCountry but especially those who work every day to make our organization so great! pic.twitter.com/T004UdY45h
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) March 8, 2020
The XFL too!
“Just the fact that theres one, she knows she can do this now. And who knows how many other girls are thinking the same.”
Read the story behind the #XFL’s female officials https://t.co/OjxbSs07Fj#InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/tx6rjIxC5f
— XFL (@xfl2020) March 8, 2020
The NBA recognized the importance of women in basketball, sports, and the world in general:
On #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate the women in coaching & referee roles around the NBA! #IWD2020pic.twitter.com/S4k04GMA8a
— NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2020
And, of course, as leaders.
11 trailblazing NBA coaches!#IWD2020#InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/5u9rro8nXV
— NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2020
We know it’s a lot, but it’s a big day! Take a stretch and sit back down for more with the MLB.
Just some of the many women who make our sport great.#InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/DxDWTcabnT
— MLB (@MLB) March 8, 2020
We can’t forget about teams.
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate our #USWNT as tremendous role models, leaders and winners who inspire people of all ages and genders all around the world. #SheBelievespic.twitter.com/eISQx6OTrY
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) March 8, 2020
Its important to show theres nothing wrong with it
Inspiring the next generation, @MagdaEricsson#InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/Qrv9azClLB
— Barclays FA Women’s Super League (@BarclaysFAWSL) March 8, 2020
Countries too!
#IWD2020 is about celebrating female achievement and discussing what we can do better. #ClubMatters teamed up with @Womeninsport_UK to share advice on the barriers faced by women and girls in sport and how clubs can help overcome these.
— Sport England (@Sport_England) March 8, 2020
Heres to all the women that are making an impact & giving young girls a reason to dream through hockey! #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/q0WenLUCCw
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) March 8, 2020
It wasn’t just females promoting #girlpower in sports.
Keep pushing the game forward. #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/PIddHf5drG
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 8, 2020
50 years ago, nine women chose to take a stand against inequality in the sport of tennis.
This is their story. @BillieJeanKing | @WTA | #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/KNIska1ayP
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) March 8, 2020
To the coaches referees physios volunteers fans and all the women who help make judo happen…thank you and happy International Women’s Day! #IWD2020#WomenInSport#MakingJudoHappenpic.twitter.com/nZcvjd4ixu
— IBSA Judo (@IBSAJudo) March 8, 2020
Happy #InternationalWomensDay
Which women in tennis are you inspired by? pic.twitter.com/CEJ9FMV1I9
— ATP Tour (@atptour) March 8, 2020
So ladies, let’s keep breaking boundaries, pushing limits and setting records!
The attendance at tonight’s @T20WorldCup Final is 86,174!
largest crowd for a women’s sporting event in Australialargest crowd for a women’s cricket match anywhere in the world
Thank you to everyone who’s made this a night to remember!#T20WorldCup#T20WorldCupFinalpic.twitter.com/onp74zou86
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 8, 2020