The mission of Dr. Kiki's Sport Leadership Academy (KSLA) is to create a pipeline of young girls, ages 13-22, who are interested in pursuing careers in intercollegiate and professional sports through exposure to career pathways in sport, educational opportunities and engagement with sport industry professionals.
Dr. Kiki's Sport Leadership Academy (KSLA) is dedicated to ensuring all girls access to career pathways in sport.
In 2016, founder, Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes discovered that she had been the only female athletic director at a college/university in the State of Louisiana during her 11 year career as an Athletic Director at Dillard University. After discovering this and reflecting on her career path, she realized that young girls need to have exposure to career pathways in sport in the earlier stages of their development (middle school and high school. As a result, the Dr. Kiki's Sport Leadership Academy was established to provide an avenue to be a resource for young girls.
Administrative Leadership in Intercollegiate Sports
Female sport participation is at an all time high since the passage of Title IX. While Title IX has been positive for increased female sport participation the same trend has not occurred for women in sport leadership. When looking at top leadership levels in intercollegiate sports the numbers are staggering.
Percentage of Athletic Directors who are female at NCAA school intercollegiate athletic programs (Division I, II, & III)
Number of female athletic administrators per campus at NCAA school intercollegiate athletic programs (Division I, II, & III)
Number female athletic administrators per campus at NCAA Division I level intercollegiate athletic programs
Percentage of NCAA school intercollegiate programs that have no female administrators