Representative Barbara Ehardt joins this week’s episode of She Thinks to talk about the “We Won’t Back Down” rally at the NCAA Convention, where current and former NCAA female athletes, coaches, and parents demanded equal athletic opportunity for women. Rep. Ehardt also speaks to legislation in the states designed to protect the integrity of women’s sports, the trends she’s seeing nationwide, and the landscape ahead on this issue.

Barbara Dee Ehardt is a former 15-year career NCAA Division I women’s basketball coach; former NCAA basketball player; and current member of the Idaho House of Representatives from the 33rd district. Representative Ehardt is best known for being the original sponsor and advocate for girls and women with her “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.” This legislation is designed to protect opportunities for girls and women in sports, exactly as Title IX was designed to do.