Invisible and Under the Spotlight: Surviving Sexism in Men's Professional Sport

: Lauren C. Hindman & Nefertiti A. Walker
: Nov 2, 2023

Recent media coverage has shone a spotlight at the workplace discrimination and harassment experienced by women working in the sport industry, from the Washington NFL team to the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. For many women working in sport, sexism is nothing new. As Dr. Janet Fink shared in her 2015 Earle F. Ziegler lecture, sexism is "commonly overt, yet simultaneously unnoticed" in the industry. This more recent research demonstrates how sport organizational culture creates a work environment in which sexism is a daily occurrence for women.