New podcast: Women in Sports

Written by on June 23, 2020

Sports activities are extra than simply enjoyable and video games. They’re a way for change.

It’s been almost 50 years since Title IX was handed in the US, opening gymnasiums and taking part in fields to women and girls. It’s no coincidence that, since then, the variety of ladies with faculty levels has elevated, as have ladies’s earnings. There are extra feminine executives.

“Altering the Recreation” is a brand new podcast from USA TODAY Sports activities, sponsored by Artistry Studio completely from Amway, that explores how sports activities has fueled the positive factors ladies have made – and why we have to preserve pushing for equality and acceptance.

Visitors embrace Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, basketball coach Muffet McGraw, WNBA participant Nneka Ogwumike, NBA broadcaster Doris Burke, BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe, former NFL coach Jen Welter, skilled golfer Cheyenne Woods, and Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel.

Collaborating in sports activities teaches ladies management expertise, and bolsters their vanity and self-worth. It opens their minds to potentialities they may in any other case by no means think about.

It additionally shapes how society views ladies.

For those who noticed McGraw on the sidelines when she was the coach at Notre Dame, you understand a lady is each bit as able to being a frontrunner or operating an organization as a person.

Sports activities additionally offers ladies with a platform to lift their voices and set an instance. When Simone Manuel explains how limiting stereotypes might be, you’ll see the ability of illustration.

“Altering the Recreation” is a celebration of how far ladies have come due to sports activities. However it’s additionally a name to motion to do higher, not just for the subsequent technology of feminine athletes, however for girls in every single place.

Pay attention on Apple, Spotify or right here

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Extra on earlier episodes:

TIERNA DAVIDSON: Young USWNT star is changing the game — and the world

JEN WELTER: First woman to coach in NFL opened the door for others

CHEYENNE WOODS: Pro golfer won’t let fear keep her quiet

LAURIE HERNANDEZ: Olympic gymnast opens up and embraces her emotions

MUFFET McGRAW: Former women’s basketball coach makes change from the inside

NNEKA OGWUMIKE: WNBA player fight for fellow players

DORIS BURKE: NBA broadcaster does her job and does it well

CHELSEA WOLFE: BMX freestyle rider is true to herself

Pay attention on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google by clicking the buttons under.

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