Some of the most successful women grew up playing sports. So do girls need athletics to get ahead?
Danielle Friedman of The Daily Beast writes that according to one study, 82% of businesswomen played sports after elementary school. While one in six women call themselves athletic, nearly half of women making over $75,000 do. And hippest-economist-ever Betsey Stevenson found that girls' increased participation in sports explained a significant portion of women's gains in education and employment. Friedman also talked to some successful, sporty women — one of them, Harvard Business School grad and Rent the Runway founder Jenny Carter Fleiss, says of her track team past,