Girls & Women in Sports

  • National Girls and Women in Sports at Rowan University
  • National Girls and Women in Sports at Rowan University
  • National Girls and Women in Sports at Rowan University
  • National Girls and Women in Sports at Rowan University
  • National Girls and Women in Sports at Rowan University

Girls & Women in Sports

National Girls and Women in Sports Celebration

The National Girls & Women in Sports (NGWSD) celebration is an annual series of events that inspire girls and women to play sports, be active, and to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women can leverage to become strong leaders in sports and in life.

A vibrant movement we celebrate in February each year, NGWSD honors the achievements of female athletes, coaches and leaders and continues to Lead Her Forward by acknowledging the power of sports to unlock girls' and women's limitless potential.

The Women’s Sports Foundation applauds the vital role played by the individuals and organizations who join  this effort: advocates seeking to protect Title IX and advance gender equity, athletes using their platform to inspire greatness, and coaches working daily to promote play.

Rowan University boasts a strong, cross-campus NGWSD coalition of twelve departments, led by the Women's and Gender Studies council. We invite you to celebrate girls & women in sports and to join the Women’s Sports Foundation as we Lead Her ForwardCOMMUNITY MEMBERS OF ALL SEX AND GENDER IDENTITIES ARE WELCOME AT ALL ROWAN NGWSD EVENTS.

Keynote Speakers

Each year we host one nationally-recognized keynote speaker as part of the NGWSD celebration. Learn more about our previous keynote speakers here.

Panel Discussions

To celebrate NGWSD, Rowan hosts a number of thought-provoking panel discussions concerning women and gender in sports and the social impact athletes can have globally.

Athletics & Fitness

Encouraging girls and women to move their bodies is a key part of our NGWSD celebration here at Rowan. Check out some of the athletics and fitness events we sponsor.