Sports and Society

‘Get out of the way and let us be excellent’

Weekly / Monday, March 29, 2021
The CEO of a nonprofit created to address racial imbalance in sports went line by line down a list of senior executives that one of the major pro leagues planned to put on its newly formed inclusion committee, expecting to find at least one person of color. ...

World Rugby takes ‘holistic’ approach with DEI initiatives

Weekly / Monday, March 29, 2021
A s public-facing organizations, the creation and launch of a diversity, equity and inclusion strategy offers a significant opportunity for international federations to unveil plans, demonstrate progress to date and make a firm commitment to substantial and long-term change.   It’s a process...

All In: Leaders in diversity and inclusive hiring

Weekly / Monday, March 29, 2021
Sports Business Journal recognizes the men and women across professional and college teams, leagues and conferences who have led by example in the hiring decisions and efforts they have made to advance the sports business careers of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community. These are...

Fan experience platform goes virtual, gets update

Weekly / Monday, March 8, 2021
Champions of Change, the fan experience from RISE, has been redesigned as a virtual program, and the company aims to maintain it as a living, breathing platform that can be adapted to future sporting events.   RISE, a...