97% of women in C-Suite positions reported playing sports as children .
Business Insider reports that sports teach girls motivational skills, team building, and the ability to see projects through to completion. The leadership skills and competitive attitude taught through sports serve women well: 61% of the women surveyed credit some of their career success to participation in sports.
What you can do:
Encourage young women around you to compete and excel! It’s never too late to join a softball league yourself, but even if your athletic days are long gone, thinking like an athlete can take you far. A competitive attitude and teamwork never go out of style!
Did you play sports? Let us know in the comments if sports have impacted your career.