THE SHADOW LEAGUE 22 FOR 2022: See Her Greatness
“Women’s sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women’s sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title IX for girls to finally get athletic scholarships” – Billie Jean King
This is the inaugural series of short films that we have prepared to honor the 50th Anniversary of the passing of Title IX legislation and its ultimate impact on the world of sports.
The Shadow League 22 for 2022 highlights the future changing impact that sports has on our society and our lives. This year, to honor the 50th Anniversary of the passing of Title IX, we wanted to hone in on moments in Women’s sports that have laid the foundation for bringing attention to the ongoing greatness. Because of Title IX, a multitude of doors have been open for all women to participate in the power of sports.
By definition, Title IX banned sexual discrimination in federally funded educational programs – but its effect stretches far beyond just equal opportunity in sports.
In this 4 part digital series, Title IX, The Shadow League will highlight the importance of the 1972 law and its influence not only on women’s sports, but how it impacted gender equality on a larger scale, in the board room, in the executive suites and other leadership positions.
From Billy Jean King to Lisa Leslie to the Williams Sisters, this series explores monumental moments in women’s sports history and how these trailblazers and their counterparts have broken glass ceilings. Each episode will have several moments influenced by the impact of Title IX, with four films covering all 22 Moments for 2022.