In spite of the best efforts of the likes of O’Reilly and “Spicey,” who continue to disrespect the women who threaten their fragile male egos, women and women in sports got a huge win this week. This morning, less than two weeks after the women of team USA Hockey announced that they would boycott the International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Championships if they didn’t reach a fair compensation deal with USA Hockey officials, USA Hockey announced that an agreement had been reached that would get the women on the ice in time for the Championships.
She’s the creator of vegan beauty products, a philanthropist, a real estate investor and a writer. But before all of that she’s a wife and mother of 3, soon-to-be 4, children. I’m not sure how one person has time for all of that but the first GladiatHer® Wives feature of 2017, Martavia Wynn, does it all with style and grace. She’s breaking the mold of what it means to be a stay-at-home mom by making a name for herself as a successful businesswoman who prioritizes her family over her business. Check out Mrs. Wynn:
When you think about women in sports media, chances are that you think of sideline reporters and maybe even news anchors. Your mind doesn’t automatically jump to entrepreneurs or logistics specialists. But that’s exactly what Blythe Brumleve, today’s GladiatHer® Crush Wednesday feature is; a straight shooting, successful sports entrepreneur and logistics specialist. Hailing all the way from Duuuuuuuuuuvvvaaaalllll, Florida, Blythe is forging her way in the sports industry on her own terms and we’re absolutely in love with her for it. Do yourself a favor and take a look at what she has to say below:
One of the most wonderful times of the year for me is Howard University Homecoming. It’s a time to see old friends who’ve become family, take trips down memory lane and celebrate the legacy that is The Mecca. This year was particularly special because I was afforded the opportunity to talk to the women of Howard Athletics about the challenges and triumphs of life after college sports. Last year, espnW launched a program called Campus Conversations, a panel discussion series geared at helping female student-athletes navigate life during and after college sports. Having made stops at the University of Connecticut, Duke University and the University of Texas, espnW decided to kick-off this year’s tour at The Real HU. The panel, moderated by none other than ESPN’s Jemele Hill, was made up of successful women who have an impact in the sports world; many of whom were former Howard student-athletes.Continue reading
We’re closing out the month of September with our GladiatHer® Wives feature! It’s no secret at all how we feel about women and sports; we believe women play vital roles in sports and should be given more opportunities to show their capabilities. Today’s GladiatHer® Wives feature, Danisha Rolle, feels the same way, and for the past eight years she’s been working to make the connection between women and sports even stronger. As a wife, mother and entrepreneur, Danisha is showing the world exactly how vital women are in the sports industry. Have a look at what Danisha has to say: Continue reading
I really need you all to understand that there are some pretty amazing woman who have played college sports. Legitimately amazing. Jacqueline McDevitt is one of those amazing women. She’s gone from lacrosse novice to expert coach and business owner in a matter of 10, short years. In following her passion for sports and branding, she has developed an ingenious way for sports fans across America to better enjoy their coveted tailgates. Check out what she shared with GladiatHers.com.Continue reading
Sigh. Hope Solo. Instead of talking about what a great goalie and representative of women’s sports she is, we’ve spent the majority of August talking about what a poor sport she is. She’s seriously been a public relations nightmare and I can only imagine that her management team is in full-on crisis management mode right now. Lately, she’s let her lack of sportsmanship, thoughtfulness and maturity be on display for the world to see. And watching it all play out from the comfort of my home has been a bit like driving past a bad car wreck…You don’t want to see it, but you just can’t look away. While taking in her epic meltdown, I’ve frequently put myself, a non-PR expert, in her PR team’s shoes. What would I tell Hope? How would I have tried to change things? Here’s some of what I’ve come up with: