Gender diversity in the steering committees of the Royal Moroccan Sports Federations
The objective of this study was to analyse the constitution relating to gender diversity in the steering committees within the Royal Moroccan Sports Federations (RMSF), focusing on the representation of women related to practice, management and technical supervision.
A positivist descriptive approach was adopted to accommodate secondary data available via the internet, the National Olympic Committee (CNOM) and the Ministry of National Education, Preschool & Sports (MENPS). In total, we collected data on 57 FRMS located in 8 Moroccan cities, representing 20,0553 licensees, 11,180 salaried and volunteer managers at the level of management and supervisory committees, and 633 members of the board of directors of the federations studied.
The results show that female athletes (33%) are less involved in clubs than male athletes. The executive boards of the FRMS have the smallest proportion of women (6.9%) in the position of president, with a rate of (12%) for all its boards. In addition, a minority of female executives (15%) in their management bodies. There is a lack of statistical data regarding female representation in FRMS available to researchers. Future studies should consider a thorough assessment to enrich this database to discuss the progress toward gender equality in sport leadership.
This study provides insight into the place of Moroccan women by showing how underrepresented they are in the sport.
Keywords: Gender diversity, female representation, Royal Moroccan Federation, leadership positions
JEL Classification: L83, Z20
Paper type: Empirical research
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