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Tag Archives: women in sport

Andrea Hopelain is the SVP of Global Brand management at EA Sports and brand innovator’s top 100 women to watch. Andrea shares how her soccer experience has helped her succeed in business, how she manages her energy and mental health while crushing it at work and at home, how the growth of F1 and women’s sports are impacting e-sports, her experience with things like  imposter syndrome and being a woman in a male dominated industry, and much more.

Reina Iizuka is the first woman to play Canadian University football. In this episode we talk about growing up playing with the boys, her recruiting and college experience, being a woman in sports, her ACL recovery, transition to pro rugby, nutrition and more!

Sophia Jensen is an 8x world champion in canoe and 2024 Olympic hopeful for Team Canada. In this podcast we talk about body image as a female athlete, eating for performance, her training schedule and experience trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020(1) amidst all the lockdowns, how she manages her mental health on the road, and tips to stay motivated and keep pushing for your dreams.

Val Whiting is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. She played center for the Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball during her four years of pre-med study at Stanford and went on to be part of the ABL and then the WNBA during the early years of the league.

Brenna Huckaby is a 2 X Paralympic champ in the sport of snowboarding and is gunning for more gold in 2022! She made her international debut in the sport at age 19, took the next season off to have a baby, then at just 22, made her Paralympic debut (and won).

Ilanna Barkusky is an award winning photographer from Vancouver, Canada, now in LA. In this conversation Ilanna shares her upbringing, inner drive, and motivation to keep taking risks and pushing herself creatively. Nat & Ilanna also discuss diversity & women in the sports industry, mindset, and self development.

Ruth is a pro basketball player hailing from a small farm town in British Columbia, Canada. She started basketball at 15 and went on to win 2 x Pac-12 defensive POY, get drafted for the WNBA, play for Team Canada, and currently plays overseas.

I am a big advocate for women in sport, and believe that changes are coming when it comes to gender equality and celebrating strong and athletic women in sport. Through my posts and content on this topic, several young girls have reached out to me sharing their experiences, and so, I wanted to host a handful of them who felt comfortable sharing through this format.