In this week’s roundup, Ashley’s an optimist. Women are getting promoted, breaking records and brushing off any bad energy coming from former NFL quarterbacks. Plus, the Winter Olympics are right around the corner and women are representing in a major way. Enjoy! Continue reading “Did I Just Pay ESPN A Compliment? No One Tell Them.”￼
In a very special episode of the Babes Off The Bench podcast, Ashley talks with Sabrina Robinson, a sophomore at Montclair State University. Through some badass determination and perseverance, Sabrina achieved a first at MSU – the school’s first women’s baseball club team. Sabrina talks about her experiences getting the club up and running, her plans for the future of the club, and her advice … Continue reading A Conversation with Sabrina Robinson
In a brand new roundup, we discuss the PHF’s game-changing investment, Naomi Osaka’s graceful loss, recognize the women taking over Major League Baseball, and Ashley offers Sports Illustrated a controversial idea on how to achieve gender equity. We also remember the late Lusia Harris, a pioneer of women’s basketball, who passed away last week. Continue reading “Investing In Women’s Sports Is Not Only Important, It’s Smart.”￼
Sustaining a career in the sports industry as a woman comes with many of its own challenges. These challenges also extend to the fitness industry, but Amy Pike and Astrid Castaneda are two women who are making an impact. Together they have opened their gym Bridge Performance in Pasadena, California with a unique and specialized approach to training. They specialize in functional fitness while also … Continue reading For These Women, It’s More Than A Gym
This week, we celebrate Dr. Christine Grant’s legacy, talk NCAA March Madness branding, and conduct a thorough search for where former US Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro gets the audacity. A lot more happened, but you’ll have to press play to find out. Let’s talk about women’s sports – or as I like to call them, sports! Continue reading “Sports Aren’t Inherently Male. Spread The Word.”￼
I remember the very first time I heard of Title IX. I was 16, playing for my high school varsity softball team and in the preseason when it was still freezing in New Jersey, we’d practice inside. My high school very specifically had a girl’s gym and a boy’s gym. The girl’s gym was pretty standard. It fit a basketball court and had bleachers along … Continue reading Babe of the Week: Christine Grant
Women’s sports have constantly struggled to gain coverage on national television. This is an issue that extends across all women’s sports. The men’s teams are simply seen as “more valuable” on a given platform such as ESPN. Therefore, they are given the appropriate amount of airtime for people to become fans and invest in the team they are watching. A study conducted by USC and … Continue reading WNBA viewership increases, but does its coverage?
The first Babes podcast of the new year is up! We talk Becky Hammon, equal pay, women getting paid and making history. All in 6 minutes. It’s a beautiful thing. Thank you for listening! Continue reading “I Love Seeing Women Get Paid. I Kinda Wish I Was One of Them…”