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Each Wednesday, Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard interviews women in all stages of their careers in the sports industry about their lives, career paths, and passions. While women have been making advances in sports since Title IX was passed, there is still more work to be done. Bobbi-Sue’s goal with each interview is two-fold: Highlight women making their mark on the industry and provide young women with a resource to learn about the varied careers and paths to make it in sports.

Each Wednesday, Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard interviews women in all stages of their careers in the sports industry about their lives, career paths, and passions. While women have been making advances in sports since Title IX was passed, there is still more work to be done. Bobbi-Sue’s goal with each interview is two-fold: Highlight women making their mark on the industry and provide young women with a resource to learn about the varied careers and paths to make it in sports.
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Each Wednesday, Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard interviews women in all stages of their careers in the sports industry about their lives, career paths, and passions. While women have been making advances in sports since Title IX was passed, there is still more work to be done. Bobbi-Sue’s goal with each interview is two-fold: Highlight women making their mark on the industry and provide young women with a resource to learn about the varied careers and paths to make it in sports.

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Episodes

Leveling The Playing Field: Jessica Muroff, CEO of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

10/10/2018
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After a really tough couple of weeks for a lot of women in this country, this week’s guest brings a lot of hope because she’s helping to empower young girls to be go-getters, innovators, risk takers, and leaders. Jessica Muroff is the CEO of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. As a former Girl […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Jessica Muroff, CEO of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:18:33

Leveling The Playing Field: Christina Unkel, FIFA Referee, Attorney, & Board Member of the Women’s Sports Museum

10/3/2018
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This week’s episode is with Christina Unkel, one of three American female FIFA referees. Christina began refereeing at the age of 10. She worked her way up the ranks (once she realized that there were ranks to climb) and now has a FIFA badge. You can find her traveling across the world to referee elite […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Christina Unkel, FIFA Referee, Attorney, & Board Member of the Women’s Sports Museum appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:37:58

Leveling The Playing Field: Sports Psychologist/Author Dr. Caroline Silby

9/26/2018
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This week’s episode starts with a bit of news! Our 50th episode is coming up! Tell us how we should celebrate. Help us get to 100 reviews on Apple Podcasts and 500 followers on Instagram! Also, we’re thinking of selling swag! Tell us what you want to see in the store. In addition, we’ve become […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Sports Psychologist/Author Dr. Caroline Silby appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:48:15

Leveling The Playing Field: Jenna Byrnes, Senior VP of the Oklahoma City Dodgers

9/19/2018
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This episode of Leveling The Playing Field starts with Bobbi-Sue talking about the launch of the Tampa Bay chapter of WISE. There were no less than six former guests and at least one future guest in attendance. Make sure you join the chapter if you’re in Tampa. If not, check out where the closest chapter […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Jenna Byrnes, Senior VP of the Oklahoma City Dodgers appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:20:38

Leveling The Playing Field: Kathy Burrows of Sold Out Seating

9/12/2018
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This week’s episode of Leveling The Playing Field starts with Bobbi-Sue talking about the debacle at the US Open’s ladies finals and how mad she is about it. We move quickly to reminding everyone about the MLB Player’s Trust’s Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies. Go to Playerstrust.org to apply. Our guest this week is […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Kathy Burrows of Sold Out Seating appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:31:18

Leveling The Playing Field: Melissa Ludtke

9/5/2018
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We are coming up on the 40th anniversary of the landmark victory of Ludkte v. Kuhn. Melissa Ludtke, at the time a 20-something sports reporter for Sports Illustrated, was barred from entering the Yankees clubhouse while on assignment during the World Series. MLB policies banned women from locker rooms at the time. Ludtke’s suit was […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Melissa Ludtke appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:02:10:21

Leveling The Playing Field: Laura Okmin of Fox Sports & Westwood One

8/22/2018
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Laura Okmin is one of the most recognizable faces and voices in sports broadcasting. Her relationships with athletes, coaches, and front office staff are what make her one of the most respected in the business. As a sideline reporter for NFL on Fox and Westwood One, she has one of the most coveted broadcasting jobs […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Laura Okmin of Fox Sports & Westwood One appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:02:06:51

Leveling The Playing Field: Jean Afterman, Assistant GM Of The New York Yankees

8/8/2018
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Jean Afterman is one of the most powerful women in baseball. As only the third female Assistant General Manager in the big leagues, Jean is a force. She did not come into this role through a traditional path. She was a history of art major at Cal Berkley, had an acting career, and found a […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Jean Afterman, Assistant GM Of The New York Yankees appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:31:16

Leveling The Playing Field: Janet Marie Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Senior VP Of Planning & Development

7/25/2018
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Janet Marie Smith’s imprint on the sport of baseball is seen by millions of people each year. As the architect/planner behind the Camden Yards ballpark, Turner Field, and renovations of Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium, she brought that intimate feel back to the ballpark experience. Her entrance into the sport was part luck, part persistence. […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Janet Marie Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Senior VP Of Planning & Development appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:10:08

Leveling The Playing Field: Danita Johnson, Director Of Business Development For The LA Clippers

7/18/2018
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Danita Johnson, Director of Business Development for the LA Clippers, joins Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard on this week’s episode. Danita’s career has always been in pro basketball but she bopped around from D-league (now G-league) teams to WNBA teams back to the NBA with the Clippers. Much of her time has been in sales but her new […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Danita Johnson, Director Of Business Development For The LA Clippers appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:13:11

Leveling The Playing Field: Nicole Pike, Managing Director of Nielsen eSports

7/11/2018
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We have our first guest in the eSports space this week! Nicole Pike is the Managing Director of Nielsen Esports. Nicole went to school thinking she would go into international affairs and politics. Instead, she ended up at one of the largest market and product research companies in the world working on eSports. She has […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Nicole Pike, Managing Director of Nielsen eSports appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:34:29

Leveling The Playing Field: Brenda Andress, Commissioner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League

7/4/2018
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Brenda Andress is the Commissioner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and founder of the #SheIs movement. Brenda’s goal has been to grow the women’s game across all leagues. A hockey player herself, she fell in love with the game and knew she wanted to work in sports somehow. Her path included the unconventional route […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Brenda Andress, Commissioner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:16:08

Leveling The Playing Field: Reno Aces General Manager Emily Jaenson

6/27/2018
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Emily Jaenson is the first woman in two decades to be named General Manager of a ball club in the Pacific Coast League of Minor league baseball. She is currently the only female GM in all of Triple-A and one of 5 total in MiLB. Her path to the GM role is one of Bobbi-Sue’s […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Reno Aces General Manager Emily Jaenson appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:15:29

Leveling The Playing Field: Stephanie Jarvis, Principal of SJarvis Consulting

6/20/2018
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This week, Bobbi-Sue sits down with Stephanie Jarvis, principal of SJarvis Consulting, a sports and events consulting firm, and lecturer at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Stephanie’s career started in compliance in collegiate athletics. She continued in that role for quite a while before moving over to the Fiesta Bowl and […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Stephanie Jarvis, Principal of SJarvis Consulting appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:41:29

Leveling The Playing Field: Nancy Hogshead-Makar, CEO of Champion Women

6/13/2018
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Content Warning: This episode contains a discussion of sexual assault and child molestation. There is no detail provided, however, I wanted to let you all know beforehand. Nancy Hogshead-Makar is an Olympic gold medalist, attorney, CEO, women’s advocate, and change maker. During the 1984 Summer Olympics, she brought home 3 gold medals and one silver […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Nancy Hogshead-Makar, CEO of Champion Women appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:30:00

Leveling The Playing Field: Nefertiti Walker of The University of Massachusetts

6/6/2018
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Bobbi-Sue is back! This week, she speaks to Nefertiti Walker, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Isenberg School of Management and Assistant Professor for the McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts. She is the co-chair of the Diversity Committee for the North American Society of Sport Management, a member […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Nefertiti Walker of The University of Massachusetts appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:39:06

Leveling The Playing Field: Margaret Schlachter, Obstacle Course Race Expert

5/16/2018
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Margaret Schlachter is a bit of a renaissance woman. She was one of the first women on the scene of obstacle course racing. After 10 years in education and coaching, Margaret found herself at a crossroads. She discovered OCR (Spartan Race, to be exact), began a website to document her training for World’s Toughest Mudder, […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Margaret Schlachter, Obstacle Course Race Expert appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:02:04:32

Leveling The Playing Field: Susie Piotrkowski, VP of Sales for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)

5/9/2018
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After our very tough episode last week, this week’s episode brings some much-needed levity. Bobbi-Sue chats with Susie Piotrkowski, VP of Sales for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Susie’s career began at IMG and then moved onto media buying and then Fenway Sports Management. Her next move, to Spartan Race, would be career changing. […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Susie Piotrkowski, VP of Sales for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) appeared first on Radio...

Duration:01:28:01

Leveling The Playing Field: Morgan McCaul, Nassar Survivor

5/2/2018
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Morgan McCaul is so much more than just a “Nassar Survivor.” She is a dancer, student, advocate, organizer, sadly allergic to cats, friend, daughter, girlfriend, teacher, intern, change maker. At almost 20 years old, she has experienced more than I wish upon anyone. Imagine your first year of college. What were you doing? Morgan has […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Morgan McCaul, Nassar Survivor appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:36:03

Leveling The Playing Field: Heather Martin, Integration Specialist at Heritage Werks

4/25/2018
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On this week’s episode, Bobbi-Sue speaks with Heather Martin, Integration Specialist for Heritage Werks. While her title and company don’t sound super “sporty,” her current role gives her access to some really cool sports history. Previously, she worked in the Athletics Department at Pepperdine University and the Detroit Pistons. The conversation goes from how hard […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Heather Martin, Integration Specialist at Heritage Werks appeared first on Radio...

Duration:01:23:22