Nancy Hogshead-Makar Honored for Gender Equity Work

Congrats Nancy Hogshead-Makar for receiving Pi Beta Phi’s Member of Distinction Award!


Hogshead-Makar 2014.1x_croppedFormer Gen W speaker and Olympic gold medalist Nancy Hogshead-Makar was recently awarded the Member of Distinction Award from Pi Beta Phi Women’s Fraternity.  The biennial award honors a member of Pi Beta Phi who has distinguished herself and who has achieved success and recognition within her profession.

Considered one of the foremost authorities on gender equity in sport, Nancy has been heavily involved in Title IX initiatives and enforcement. She currently serves as CEO of Champion Women, a nonprofit leading targeted efforts to advocate for equality, accountability and transparency in sport. Her many initiatives include work as a lawyer, author, professor, public speaker and advocate for women, particularly in athletics.

Hogshead-Makar currently serves on the boards of the Association of Title IX Administrators, the Aspen Institute’s Sport and Society and the World Olympian’s Association. From 2003 to 2012 she was the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on the Rights of Women. She was also elected to the editorial board of the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, and Sports Illustrated magazine listed her as one of the most influential people in the history of Title IX. In December of 2014, Hogshead-Makar received a Woman of the Year award from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“Nancy’s impact on Title IX and women’s equality is truly inspiring,” said Pi Beta Phi President Paula Shepherd in a press release.  “It is with great pride we honor Nancy’s work and achievements. She makes an amazing role model for young women across the globe.”

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