Allyson Felix's Sneaker Company Saysh Launches 'Intentionally Sexist Returns Policy' For Moms
Felix has since go on to advocate for moms and pushing for protections of women's rights.
May 09, 2022 at 8:57 am
Allyson Felix has been an advocate for moms since giving birth to her first child in 2018. As an Olympic athlete preparing for her first child, Felix said in a New York Times op-ed that she fought to receive a contractual guarantee from her then-sponsor Nike that she wouldn’t be punished if she didn’t perform her best in the months surrounding her pregnancy.
The company, however, refused, leading to a public outcry. Nike later enforced a maternity policy that protected sponsored athletes’ pay during their pregnancy.