94% of women executives have this in common
50 years after the passage of Title IX, women's participation in sports has grown enormously. Some studies suggest that playing sports can help women succeed in the boardroom as well.
inaction noun [U] formal
UK /ɪnˈæk.ʃən/ US /ɪnˈæk.ʃən/
failure to do anything that might provide a solution to a problem:
The West's inaction has put millions of people at risk of starvation.
This announcement follows months of inaction and delay.
veto noun [C or U]
UK /ˈviː.təʊ/ US /ˈviː.t̬oʊ/ plural vetoes
an official power or right to refuse to accept or allow something:
The president has the power of veto over any bill that comes across his desk.
In theory the British government could use its veto to block this proposal.
The Senate voted to override the president's veto of the proposed measures.
mainly UK My parents put a veto on our watching television for more than two hours each evening.
Opponents are unlikely to be able to muster enough votes to override the veto.
The president used his veto to override the committee's decision.
The chairwoman used her veto to block the appointment.
veto verb [T]
UK /ˈviː.təʊ/ US /ˈviː.t̬oʊ/
to refuse to allow something:
In 1961, President De Gaulle vetoed Britain's entry into the Common Market.
[+ -ing verb] My boss vetoed my taking any more time off this year.
nix US informal Compare proscribe formal disallow verb [T]
UK /ˌdɪs.əˈlaʊ/ US /ˌdɪs.əˈlaʊ/
to say officially that something cannot be accepted because it has not been done in the correct way:
All protests have been disallowed in the city.
The England team had two goals disallowed.
nix verb [T] US informal
UK /nɪks/ US /nɪks/
to stop, prevent, or refuse to accept something:
The film studio nixed her plans to make a sequel.
proscribe verb [T] formal
UK /prəʊˈskraɪb/ US /proʊˈskraɪb/
(of a government or other authority) to not allow something:
Torture and summary execution of political prisoners are proscribed by international law.
The Athletics Federation has banned the runner from future races for using proscribed drugs.