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Task Force on Women in Sports

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Task Force on Women in Sports

About the Task Force

In June 2019, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2019-16, which established the Task Force on Women in Sports within the Department of State and chaired by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. This task force – the first of its kind at a state government level – brings together local and national leaders to develop strategies that support and promote opportunities in Michigan for girls and women in sports.

“This is a chance for Michigan to become a national model for advancing opportunities for all women to lead in every arena,” Benson said. “Sports is a great equalizer in our society, and research shows that women who play sports are more likely to seek and fill leadership positions in other sectors. I look forward to leading this important effort and developing solutions to level the playing field in opportunities for women in sports in our state.”

Task Force members      Task Force advisors

Meeting minutes and upcoming events

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