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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: 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

Leveling The Playing Field: Darla Hall of In The Sports Zone

4/18/2018
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On the pod this week, Bobbi-Sue speaks with Darla Hall, the owner of In the Sports Zone. In the Sports Zone is a company that puts out sports-themed activity and coloring books. Through licensing deals with colleges, MLB, NFL, and other brands, the company has grown year over year. It all started with an idea […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Darla Hall of In The Sports Zone appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:00:59:31

Leveling The Playing Field: Claire Lessinger of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission

4/11/2018
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Bobbi-Sue has another local woman in sports pop by her apartment for this week’s episode. Claire Lessinger is the Director of Special Events for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. TBSC is the organization that attracts and puts on major sports and entertainment events in the Tampa Bay region such as the Super Bowl, Final Four, […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Claire Lessinger of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:33:51

Leveling The Playing Field: Lawyer/Novelist Lauren Stahl

4/4/2018
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This week’s guest is a little different than usual, Bobbi-Sue interviews someone outside of the sports world that she has been friends with since law school. Novelist and lawyer, Lauren Stahl, joins the pod to talk about her career path. She went from assistant district attorney to unemployed to author back to law with writing […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Lawyer/Novelist Lauren Stahl appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:02:14

Leveling The Playing Field: Erika Brennan, USF Head Women’s Golf Coach

3/28/2018
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On this week’s episode, Bobbi-Sue interviews the Head Women’s Golf Coach at USF, Coach Erika Brennan. Coach Brennan was named to her current position in December 2017. Prior to USF, she was the Head Women’s Golf Coach at Southern Mississippi for three seasons. At Southern Miss, she led her team to six tournament titles. Erika […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Erika Brennan, USF Head Women’s Golf Coach appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:21:26

Leveling The Playing Field: Kathleen Scovel, Principle of The KAS Group

3/21/2018
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This week, Bobbi-Sue chats with Kathleen Scovel, the principle at KAS Group. Kathleen has been in the advertising and marketing world for 20 years. She started off, though, in music video and commercial production. Casually, she mentions working with Prince. What!? After that, she was off to the races with advertising and experiential marketing. She […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Kathleen Scovel, Principle of The KAS Group appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:05:53

Leveling The Playing Field: Stacey May Fowles, Baseball Writer

3/14/2018
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On this episode of Leveling The Playing Field, Bobbi-Sue interviews award-winning novelist, journalist, and essayist, Stacey May Fowles. Fowles is the author of the Baseball Life Advice e-newsletter. She released a book by the same name this past year which is an essay collection that looks at topics ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Stacey May Fowles, Baseball Writer appeared first on Radio Influence.

Duration:01:30:52

Leveling The Playing Field: Marina Carpenter, Associate General Counsel of the Arizona Coyotes LIVE From Michigan State University

3/7/2018
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This episode of Leveling The Playing Field was taped live at Michigan State University’s College of Law. Bobbi-Sue spoke with Marina Carpenter, Associate General Counsel of the Arizona Coyotes, in front of a live audience. The women discuss their different paths to becoming in-house counsel for a professional sports organization. Marina’s path was more traditional […] The post Leveling The Playing Field: Marina Carpenter, Associate General Counsel of the Arizona Coyotes LIVE From Michigan...

Duration:01:03:25