Stacey Allaster Honoured by Women’s Sport Foundation
The Women's Sports Foundation's Annual Salute to Women in Sports® Convenes Hundreds to Celebrate Milestone Year and Girls and Women in Sports
In partnership with the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, the Billie Jean King Leadership Award, presented by Darcie Glazer Kassewitz and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation, recognizes an individual or group who demonstrates outstanding leadership and makes significant contributions to the advancement of women through achievements in sport and the workplace.
The honorees for this year's awards included Stacey Allaster – Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, United States Tennis Association and US Open Tournament Director. For over 30 years, Stacey, born in Windsor and raised in Welland, Ontario, has been a passionate and determined advocate for gender equality in tennis — from the $1 billion she generated for female players as chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association, to her brilliant leadership as the first woman tournament director of the US Open in its more than 140-year history - paving a path to the C-suite that other women can follow.
Prior to her work with the WTA and the USTA, Stacey got her tennis career started as a player at the Welland Tennis Club and later became the Membership Sales Coordinator and Player Development Director with the OTA. She moved on to Tennis Canada, where she held the roles of VP Sales and Marketing and Rogers Cup (now NBO) Tournament Director.
Congratulations to Stacey from the OTA board and staff for being honoured with this prestigious award!
To learn more about Stacey, check out a past episode of the OTA ONTENNIS Podcast featuring her, here.
About the Women's Sports Foundation
The Women's Sports Foundation exists to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sport and life. We are an ally, an advocate and a catalyst. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, we strengthen and expand participation and leadership opportunities through research, advocacy, community programming and a wide variety of collaborative partnerships. From its inception to Title IX's 50th anniversary in 2022, WSF has invested over $100 million in these impact efforts, helping to shape the lives of millions of youth, high school and collegiate student-athletes, elite athletes, and coaches. We're building a future where every girl and woman can #KeepPlaying and unlock the lifelong benefits of sport participation. All girls. All women. All sports® To learn more about the Women's Sports Foundation, please visit www.WomensSportsFoundation.org.