During 2015, female athletes achieved many firsts, as did other women in areas of sports that are usually conquered by men. As an example, Sports Illustrated named tennis star Serena Williams Sportsperson of the Year — the first woman to receive this award in 32 years. Women have also broken down barriers in other areas, such as coaching and officiating. In 2015, women athletes started to claim a larger share of endorsement deals as well.
This article discusses the strides women have taken in 2015 in the sports world and what this may mean for the future of the industry.