Women earning more leadership positions in shooting sports

Publisher/Editor, Barbara Baird, over at Women’s Outdoor News, has a good post today about leading ladies in the shooting industry.  She notes that in the shooting sports, women have been allowed to compete on a level playing field with men, and have risen to leadership positions in the industry, overall.

As Barbara said, “. . . are we seeing a paradigm here? Women tried to play football and no one attended the games. Women’s sports, even at collegiate levels, do not command the gate revenue that men’s sports do. But, in the shooting sports, where women shoot during the same tournament or match, yet compete against other women (and themselves, really), are we seeing the rise of women in leadership levels because they are allowed to compete alongside the men, and compete in other areas then, as well?”

Check out her story here:  “Ladies, first, in the gun industry?

2 responses to “Women earning more leadership positions in shooting sports

  1. Yeah, I don’t really think there should be any difference in men/women’s shooting events. Shooting sports are a great equalizer. The Olympics has a different standard (requirement) for mens/women’s events and it’s not necessary. As I’ve said, if there are no natural barriers to men and women competing equally (and there are not in the shooting sports), then we shouldn’t impose barriers – and equal pay/award should be a given in this sport.

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