Duke Pi Beta Phi Alumna Honored by Women's Organization


Thumbnail JACKSONVILLE, Fl. – July 21, 2015 – Nancy Hogshead-Makar, CEO of Champion Women, a nonprofit leading targeted efforts to advocate for equality, accountability and transparency in sport, has received Pi Beta Phi® Fraternity for Women’s prestigious Member of Distinction Award. The award honors a member of Pi Beta Phi who has distinguished herself and who has achieved success and recognition within her profession. It is presented biennially at Pi Beta Phi’s convention.

Nancy is a lifelong advocate for access and equality in athletics. She is a three-time Olympic gold medal champion swimmer, a lawyer, a scholar and an author.

As a recognized thought-leader, Nancy is a frequent keynote speaker and regularly contributes to shaping policy for girls and women. She 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.

Nancy has also received numerous awards for her commitment to girls and women in athletics, including the International Olympic Committee’s Women and Sport Award for The Americas. She has also been inducted into multiple athletic hall of fames.

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