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Commissioner Bettman, King make commitment to equity, inclusion in hockey

New partnership between NHL, tennis great looks to elevate dialogue on diversity

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Advancing Equity Summit

Bettman, King lead Advancing Equity Summit in Vegas

Commissioner Gary Bettman and Billie Jean King reveal historic partnership at the Declaring Our Principles Advancing Equity Summit in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- Tennis great Billie Jean King and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said hockey has made strides toward gender equity and inclusion but there's still more work to be done.

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Gender Equality Month

What Gender Equality Month means to me: Valerie Camillo

Flyers president of business operations on how women have made progress in all facets of sports

by Valerie Camillo / Special to NHL.com

Valerie Camillo started as the president of business operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 22. Camillo has also served as chief revenue and marketing officer for the Washington Nationals of MLB, and a senior vice president for the NBA. 

Here, Camillo talks about the progress women have made in all facets of sports, and what Gender Equality Month means to her.
 

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Gender Equality Month

Black Girl Hockey Club growing in numbers, impact

Group with more than 200 members going to games, making difference in community

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- To Renee Hess, the next step for the Black Girl Hockey Club was a natural one.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

What Gender Equality Month means to me: Blake Bolden

First black player in NWHL on her start in game, bright future for women's hockey

by Blake Bolden / Special to NHL.com

Blake Bolden is a professional women's hockey player who became the first black player in the National Women's Hockey League. She has won championships in the NWHL, with the Boston Pride, and the Canadian Women's Hockey League, with the Boston Blades. She currently plays for the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL. Bolden played four seasons for Boston College, and was named captain of the team in 2012-2013.

The defenseman had 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) this regular season for the Beauts, who were defeated by the Minnesota Whitecaps in the Isobel Cup Final on Sunday.

Here, Bolden talks about her start in hockey and what Gender Equality Month means to her.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

United Arab Emirates women's team gives back to community in trip to U.S

Visits Washington, New York, Boston; helps Special Olympics World Games in home country

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Fatima Al Ali tried to contain her emotions while taking in all that was going on around her on the ice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Feb. 4.

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Gender Equality Month

Parker to make Bruins history as first woman PA announcer

Veteran Boston TV host will fill in against Blue Jackets

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- When the first announcement comes over the PA at TD Garden on Saturday, it might sound a little different than usual. That's because it will be veteran Boston TV host and reporter Jayme Parker's voice booming over the public address system -- and because she's a woman.

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Five Questions With...

Five Questions with Michelle Picard

Captain of NWHL Riveters on growing up with Olympic dreams, being role model

by Mike. G. Morreale @MikeMorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features Metropolitan Riveters captain and former U.S Women's National Ice Hockey Team member Michelle Picard.

Photos courtesy Troy Parla/NWHL

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Press Release

NHL, NHLPA establish Female Hockey Advisory Committee

Commitment to growing sport for women, girls launches during Gender Equality Month

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Female Role Models in Hockey

The importance of female role models in hockey

Members of the US and Canada Women’s National Teams discuss the importance of young girls seeing women competing at hockey's highest levels

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NEW YORK/TORONTO - Today, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL) announced the establishment of the NHL & NHLPA Female Hockey Advisory Committee, dedicated to accelerating the growth of female hockey in North America while also ensuring more women and girls have the opportunity to experience the benefits that hockey offers. The new initiative launches during the first-ever Gender Equality Month campaign, part of an expanded effort to celebrate Hockey Is For Everyone year-round. 

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Gender Equality Month

What Gender Equality Month means to me: Lyndsey Fry

Coyotes special adviser, former U.S. Olympian on grassroots efforts to grow girls' game in Arizona

by Lyndsey Fry / Special to NHL.com

Lyndsey Fry is a former U.S. women's hockey player who won a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, becoming the first Arizona-born athlete of either gender to play hockey at the Winter Olympics. She had 108 points (50 goals, 58 assists) in four seasons with the Harvard women's hockey team. 

On Nov. 15, Fry was hired by the Arizona Coyotes as special adviser to president and CEO Ahron Cohen. Also a brand ambassador for the Coyotes, the 26-year-old is helping to reach more youth, especially girls, in Arizona, where hockey continues to grow. 

Here, Fry talks about her work and what Gender Equality Month means to her.

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Five Questions With...

Five Questions with Brianna Decker

U.S. women's hockey star on hopes for gold at World Championship, dream card game with Jagr

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Senior Director of Editorial

NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features United States national team star Brianna Decker:

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