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Invited Commentary
November 4, 2019

Women’s Roles and Barriers to Leadership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, School of Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 3Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, Center for Women’s Health Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison
JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(2):326-327. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.5151

What we were really looking for was…equal opportunity for young women and for girls in the educational system of the United States of America. Equality of opportunity. Equality. That shouldn't really be a controversial subject in a nation [that] now for 200 years has prided itself in equal justice.

Senator Birch Bayh (D, Indiana), coauthor of Title IX, the Education Amendments of 1972 (also known as the Patsy Mink Amendment)1
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