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Why do so few women play chess when we are so many?

POSTED ON July 13th  - POSTED IN Business, Chess, Entrepreneurship, Games, Mentoring, Shess, Women

Ladies, why is it that as of today there is only approximately three percent of women competing professionally in chess worldwide?

I don’t know about you, but three percent is an extremely low percentage, and I feel it’s time to start having a dialog about why this is happening?
Is it because chess is perceived to be only a man’s game? Is it viewed as too intellectual or boring?


Any comments or thoughts are greatly appreciated. My book “Let’s Play SHESS” helps to shed light on this issue, but there are so many voices who have yet to provide their thoughts or feelings about this. I would love to know what you think. —Wendy Oliveras

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