Christine M. Shelton is a Professor Emerita and Past Chair of the Exercise and Sport Studies Department at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. She served as the Co-Director of the Project on Women and Social Change at Smith College from 1996 -2015 and is a former Resident Director of the Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba, (PRESHCO) in Cordoba, Spain (2013-2015). Chris was elected to the IAPESGW Board at the Lahti Finland Congress in 1997. She served as Vice President of Sport for IAPESGW from 1998 until2010. Chris was the Americas Representative to the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) from 1998 to 2014. She is in her third term a the Treasurer for Women Sport International (WSI). Her interests and scholarship have been in the area of women’s education worldwide especially in empowerment through sport and physical activity and bridge-building between the women’s sport community and the international women’s NGO network. She is co-author of “Women on Power: Leadership Redefined.”