Report by the EY Women Athletes Business Network and espnW find that most top women executives played sports in college and that being an athlete may accelerate leadership and career potential.

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/research-more-than-half-of-female-execs-were-college-athletes/

http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Newsroom/News-releases/news-female-executives-say-participation-in-sport-helps-accelerate–leadership-and-career-potential