Roger Goodell Announces ‘Rooney Rule’ for Women for Executive Office Positions

February 4, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL made a move designed to level the front-office playing field Thursday, as Commissioner Roger Goodell revealed a new policy designed to give women a fair shot at landing executive positions.
According to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, the regulation will be akin to the Rooney Rule, which requires NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching vacancies.   
While it's unclear when the rule will be finalized and officially instituted, it will follow the same guidelines as the original Rooney Rule in terms of requiring women to be interviewed, per Christine Brennan of USA Today.
Although the NFL remains a male-dominated league, women have begun to ascend to high-ranking positions in recent years.
Chief among them is Dawn Hudson, who was named NFL chief marketing officer in 2014 after a successful tenure with PepsiCo.
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