When deciding how to create an all-female board, experts recommend looking at the board’s composition, said Sharon Breslin, a board lawyer with the National Center for Ethics in Sport and Exercise.
The composition should reflect the full range of experiences of all members of the board, not just the top, Breslins’ colleague, Heather Hennings, said in an email.
Breslyn’s board is comprised of women.
Hennies’ board is composed of men.
That could be a factor in how many women are on the board or the composition of the other boards, Brelins said.
The gender of board members is not an issue in the NCAA, according to the NCAA.
It’s the makeup of the NCAA’s governing bodies that is the issue, said John Liguori, a spokesman for the NCAA Board of Governors.
“It’s not just a matter of women, but also men,” Liguuori said.
“You want to have boards that reflect all backgrounds and cultures and genders, and the NCAA is trying to make sure that it does.”
For example, in 2016, the NCAA decided to make the women’s basketball tournament the men’s tournament.
The men’s team in 2017 won the NCAA tournament.
In 2018, the women lost the NCAA Tournament to the men.
Liguyi said the NCAA board can make decisions about how to change the womens-only tournament, which is scheduled to be played on March 5 in Phoenix, Arizona.
If a committee makes a change, it must be reviewed and voted on by the NCAA membership.
If the changes are approved, the men will be allowed to play in the women-only women’s tournament, he said.
This article has been corrected to reflect that the NCAA has never made a rule that a team cannot field a team of three men and one woman.