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Female athletes share secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things. Hear Her Sports podcast covers successes and challenges of exceptional women in sports.
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Dec 12, 2019

Jessica Berman, Deputy Commissioner and Executive Vice President of Business Affairs at the National Lacrosse League, first woman to hold the title of Deputy Commissioner at any professional sports league in North America and now highest-ranking woman in men’s professional sports leagues. She shares great stuff on emerging sports leagues, big career moves, creative time while running, collecting people, confidence, imposter syndrome and her new position. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Dec 5, 2019

Lia Neal, Olympic swimmer, Stanford grad, now pro competing in International Swimming League. Lia won bronze and silver medals in the 4x100 freestyle relays at the 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games, was first woman of Black descent to swim an Olympic final for the US and won a gold medal at the Junior World Championships. She shares stories of training, swimming as kid in Brooklyn, giving back, what’s it like being at the Olympics, and finding a bit of balance as a new pro. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Nov 14, 2019

Cheryl Cooky, associate professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Purdue University, expert in gendered media representations of sport talks in depth about low quantity and quality of sports media coverage of women. She covers Olympics, World Cup Soccer, Caster Semenya, and what sports tells us about culture. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Nov 7, 2019

Lisa Keller cancer survivor, coach, and triathlete owns Multisport Training of Alaska, coaching for triathletes, is General Manager of Running Free Alaska, coaches at Hiland prison in Anchorage. She’s a founding board member of the Alaska Run for Women, winner of the Gold Nugget Triathlon and the Eagle River Triathlon and is a two-time Alaska Triathlete of the Year and has achieved All-American status in USA Triathlon age group rankings. Hear Her Sports Fast Track are short topical conversations with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Oct 31, 2019

Danielle Williams, Skydiver, Founder and Senior Editor of the blogging platform Melanin Base Camp Founder of Diversify Outdoors, and Co-Founder of Team Blackstar Skydivers. She’s currently producing a short film about black Canadian climbing prodigy Sabrina Chapman. We talk mothers, diversity, story telling, and community. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Oct 24, 2019

Julie Pedalino bike builder with passion for ornament fancy lugs steel bikes talks importance of bike fit. Hear how small changes make a bike difference for comfort and riding fun. Hear Her Sports Fast Track are short topical conversations with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Oct 17, 2019

76 year old triathlete Sibyl Jacobson 2-time ITU Triathlon World Champion, 2-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion shares her stories about competing as an older athlete, training, Title IX, sports she did as a kid, starting her athletic career as a 61 year old, and aging. She seeks things that frighten and challenge her, wants to continue competing into her 80s, and has some wise words for us. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Oct 3, 2019

Dawn Scott, USA Soccer’s Women’s National Team High Performance Coach covers her work incorporating science of menstrual cycles with training, what her days are like training with the team, extreme importance of strength training, the upcoming packed schedule for the USA soccer players, and how you can take advantage of everything she’s learned in nine years as coach for USWNT. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Sep 19, 2019

Motocross Racer and filmmaker Eline Mets is the first woman in Canada to jump her dirt bike onto an airbag, a motocross champion, and is the creator of Diaries of Badass Chicks. She won grant money from the Telus Storyhive Web Series and made the TV show’s pilot. Eline is bringing women in motorcross to mainstream. We get into being taken seriously, getting the proper gear and equipment for high level performance, ageism, learning to ride with a bunch of little kids, and feeling indestructible as a motorbike rider, plus, because that’s our thing, inequity in the world of motocross. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Aug 8, 2019

Bobsledder, Elana Meyers Taylor 4 time World Champion, 3 time Olympic medalist, and 2015 World Cup Champion, first woman to compete on US National Team with men as a 4-man bobsled pilot, and president of the Women’s Sports Foundation joins podcast this week. We talk about why competing in the 4-man bobsled is so important, big long term goals!, insiders view of WSF, concussions, Taekwondo, bobsled, and the recently released report by Women’s Sports Foundation and Nike titled “Coaching Through a Gender Lens: Maximizing Girls’ Play and Potential”. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Jul 25, 2019

Felisha Legette-Jack, University of Buffalo Women’s Basketball Head Coach. She cares about all her players long after college career ends. We talk about Hanna Hall’s video about struggling with anorexia, overcoming fear, lifting up all women, and coaching. At U Buffalo, Coach Jack has 143 wins, 2 MAC Championships, 4 postseason appearances, the 1st Draft Pick in school History with Cierra Dillard, and this year she led Bulls to the 2nd round of NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. Coach Jack is the coach you want. Motivating, tough, and loving. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes & women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Jul 11, 2019

Haylie McCleney professional softball player, member of USA Softball Team, 4-Time All-American from University of Alabama, strength coach at Florida A&M 2-time world champion and 2017 Pan-American Games Silver Medalist. Softball is back in the Olympics and she is working 24/7 to make that Tokyo2020 roster.  Our topics include weight training for everybody, her own training, time management, current status of softball, social media as pro woman athlete. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with women in sports breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Jun 27, 2019

Nam is a first generation Tibetan-American, cyclo-tourer, nature enthusiast, and budding travel writer. Through environmental activism, climate change, and reducing use of fossil fuels she started bike commuting everywhere. She now rides her bicycle full time and advocates for more gender and racial diversity within the outdoors industries. Nam is a co-founder of WTF Bikexplorers, a nationwide group that brings together women, transgender, femme, and non-binary cyclists for a 3-day summit and organizes long distance bike-packing tours throughout the country. We chat sexism in cycling, joy of bikes, being an immigrant, diversity, climbing, adventure, women bike mechanics + so much more. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

Jun 13, 2019

Sensi Graves is a professional kiteboarder, coach, swimwear designer, entrepreneur, and writer. She launched Sensi Graves Bikinis to create suits that actually stay on in rough conditions of the surf. Her mission: empower women in watersports by giving them the confidence they need and the swimwear they can rely on. Sensi is a four times nominee for AWSI kiteboarder of the year and is ranked 3rd on the Kite Park League World Tour in 2017. Sensi Graves Bikinis has been recognized by Self Magazine as a top suit for sports and is the winner of the 2017 SELF Healthy Living Awards. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

May 30, 2019

Erica Ayala New York-based sportswriter, broadcaster, and podcaster joins #hearher sports to talk about the current quickly changing situation in women’s professional hockey.

Erica writes covers WNBA for The Athletic, has contributed women’s sports coverage to ESPNW, The Guardian, The Hockey News, Think Progress, WBAI Sports Qualified, and is a ringside reporter for the National Women’s Hockey League.

Erica has insider’s perspective and has talked to players recently and over the years. As she says, emotions are hot. Stay tuned for reasons for that and for Erica’s vision of a long-term ideal.

Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

May 16, 2019

Rebecca Ross climber, mountaineer, photographer, adventure seeker. Rebecca recently won the McNeill Nott award, which she will use for an expedition in Mongolia in 2020. In Spring 2019 she will climb two peaks in the Republic of Georgia. In 2018 she lead a grant funded expedition to Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. Those are just a few of the climbs she’s done in the past few years since starting the sport in 2017. We talk climbing, safety, fear, lack of solid goals, training, diversity, altitude, photography, adventure, and gear for shorter people. Hear Her Sports is long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, speaking up and living with power & confidence.

May 2, 2019

Naya Tapper, rugby superstar, top try scorer for the USA Women's Eagles Sevens team began rugby career at UNC in 2012. In 2016 earned spot on USA Women's Eagles. She’s now training for the 2020 Olympics at the Olympic Training Center with her teammates. Because opportunities rugby brought her, Naya works to grow the sport for women and youth.

Apr 18, 2019

Jen Gurecki, CEO of Coalition Snow, a woman founded ski & snowboard company, Editor in Chief, SISU magazine, Co-host Juicy bits podcast, and Founder of Sawadisha joins HHS to talk about creating quality women’s equipment versus “pinking down” something designed and made for by men, LBGTQ, being kind, speaking up, dealing with making mistakes, and her next adventure, cycling in Nepal.

Apr 4, 2019

Gymnast Rachel Haines was a two-time member of the US Women’s Gymnastics team, two-time National Champion, and Division 1 college gymnast at University of Minnesota where she studied child psychology and earned a master’s degree in family social science.

She’s just come out with her memoir, Abused, about her time as a gymnast and as Survivor 195 in the Larry Nassar case.

She writes in detail about breaking her back in 3 places and everything she did to stay in the sport after that. Mostly Rachel uses the lens of her psychology training to dissect her time in the sport. She focuses on the culture of gymnastics, being a driven teenager, her own process of healing, forgiving, moving on, and creating a great life after sport.

Rachel now coaches young gymnasts and implements her own ideas about improving the sport. We talk about balancing being a strong competitor, safety, and the process of improving and becoming a good person.

Mar 21, 2019

Lisa Keller owns Multisport Training of Alaska, is General Manager of Running Free Alaska, bringing running to the women prisoners at Hiland prison in Anchorage. She’s a founding board member of the Alaska Run for Women, two-time Alaska Triathlete of the Year and has achieved All-American status in USA Triathlon age group rankings. Lisa has stories of how sports power gives power to women. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.

Mar 7, 2019

Runner and Nurse Mallory Hatmaker talks postpartum depression, being a mom running as treatment, taking care of herself first, work-family-exercise balance, meditation, speed, competition, and constraints of real life and body. All in Episode 55. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.

Feb 21, 2019

Ashli Pratt senior track sprinter at Laurel on wanting more African Americans in movies, finding a voice, winning, being confident and vibrant, choosing a college, neuroscience, women of color as part of #metoo, living in Glenville, plus nutrition and weight lifting. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things. Conversation recorded for Hear Her Sports Glenville, a neighborhood stories project sharing the power of sports for girls and women to break through barriers.

 

Feb 6, 2019

Meagan Martin – Ninja Warrior superstar, professional climber, USA Team climber, powerful model for Athleta, and commentator for USA Climbing on ESPN joins HHS for Episode 53. Meagan shares her thoughts about the impact of sports for kids, girls and women, the value of mentors, painted nails, body image, goals, aging, and she has some final wise words. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power and confidence, and do amazing things.

Jan 24, 2019

Mary Grace Stocker talks solo adventures, financial security, saving money, climbing in Yosemite, empowering other women, vertical wilderness, breaking from expectations all in Episode 52. Long-form interviews with female athletes breaking boundaries, sharing secrets to speak up, live with power and confidence, and do amazing things.

Jan 10, 2019

Sporty Esquire Cecelia Townes is a former tennis player at Howard University and a graduate of UCLA School of Law. She founded GladiatHers LLC to empower women who want to achieve their maximum potential. She is dedicated to helping women discover and walk in their purpose, improving the image of women in sports, and on preparing athletes for life after sports. Cecelia serves on the Board of Directors of the national non-profit Play Like a Girl! and is a contributing writer for ESPNW. There’s lot’s of goodies in the conversation including about scarcity, meditating, negotiating, and my favorite -- a bit about how meal planning is rubbish. Long-form interviews with female athletes sharing secrets to speak up, live with power & confidence, and do amazing things.

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