Women's Equality in Sports Speakers

There are many powerful female athletes and coaches that have inspired a more balanced playing field across sports. The rise in female coaches with men's teams and the gender pay gap battle taken up by the U.S. women's national soccer team are just a few examples of recent steps taken to move us forward. Speakers that address women's equality in sports discuss how other industries can also affect change. They are great keynote guests for diversity training sessions, women's conferences, virtual seminars and other events. 

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Ali Krieger is a member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and a defender for the National Women’s Soccer League’s Orlando Pride. Krieger played in all 600 minutes of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World...

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Ann Meyers Drysdale was one of the early stars of women’s college basketball and a 1993 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. She stared at UCLA and was the first ever woman to be a four year scholarship...

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Ashlyn Harris is the goalkeeper for the U.S. women's national soccer game.  She first joined the national team in 2013 and serves as the primary backup for Hope Solo.  Harris was a...

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Becky Hammon is a pioneer for all women in sports.  Hammon is the first female full-time professional assistant coach for any men’s major professional sports team.  She was hired by Greg Popovich to j...

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Billie Jean King has been one of the 20th century’s most influential and respected people. As a former number 1 in the world as a professional tennis player, she won 39 Grand Slams, including 16 women...

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When Brandi Chastain hammered a penalty kick into the back of the net to win the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup to defeat China she launched herself into superstardom and women’s soccer to the forefront...

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Carli Lloyd is a professional soccer midfielder who plays for the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League. Lloyd began playing soccer at five years old and at that time she played on a coed...

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Hope Solo served as a goalkeeper for the US Women’s national soccer team from 2000-2016. During her record reign in the net, she led the stars and stripes to two Olympic Gold Medals.  With the sport'...

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Jen Welter is the first known female coach in the NFL.  Welter joined the Arizona Cardinals as a coaching intern for the 2015 training camp and preseason.  She was also the first female coach in any f...

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Jessica Mendoza played both basketball and softball during her days at Adolfo Camarillo High School in Los Angeles, California. In 1998 she was named the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year in softba...

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Julie Beth Johnston plays for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women's Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team. She was captain of the United States under-20 women's nati...

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Former co-captain of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team, Julie Foudy, is American soccer royalty.  Foudy joined the national team in 1987 in the middle of her All-American career at Stanfo...

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Kelley O’Hara is an essential member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.  She plays wingback and did not miss a minute in Team USA’s run to the 2012 Olympic gold medal.  O’Hara was on the World...

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Laila Ali is a retired professional boxer and she is the daughter of Muhammad Ali. Ali began her boxing career at 18 years old after watching a Christy Martin fight. She announced her decision to box...

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Nancy Lieberman is a former professional basketball player and coach in the WNBA. Her career began at a young age when she was named to the USA Basketball roster when she was just 17 years old. She co...

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Serena Williams first captured the world No. 1 tennis ranking in 2002 and has since gone on to win 23 Grand Slam championships, including seven Australian Opens, three French Opens, five Wimbledon cha...

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Tobin Heath is a part of the next generation of the US Women’s National soccer team that is already making waves on the international stage. Thus far, Heath and her teammates have brought home t...