Join Sun-Times multimedia journalist Annie Costabile in 'Equal Play,' where we aim to highlight the brightest women in sports from the field to the front office.
Join Sun-Times multimedia journalist Annie Costabile in 'Equal Play,' where we aim to highlight the brightest female stars in sports from the field to the front office.
Sarah Gorden hasn't taken a traditional path to the USWNT stage. The Chicago Red Star defender discusses her professional soccer journey, the 2020 election and her new nonprofit Hood Space on the first episode of Equal Play.
Brooke Weisbrod's road to becoming an ESPN reporter/analyst wasn't easy. She elaborates on the challenges, decisions and guidance from the universe that led her to this moment in her career.
3X national player of the year, 4X All-American, 2X Olympic medalist and 3X Olympian, USA softball pitcher Cat Osterman has won gold and lost gold in the Olympics. Both experiences impacted her life on the field and off in a critical way. Osterman discusses her softball career, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and her personal experience suffering from anxiety on this episode of Equal Play.
Director of mental performance and health for the Chicago Bulls, Dr. Wendy Borlabi discusses her journey in sports psychology, mental health in the NBA, how she prioritizes her own mental health and her non-profit organization, Wisdom Knot.
Head coach in the Big3, Nancy Lieberman discusses her hall of fame basketball career, including how she got the nickname Lady Magic, her experience coaching in the NBA and when she thinks we will see a woman in a head coaching position in the league.
Assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks, Jenny Boucek discusses her career in basketball that took her from the University of Virginia to playing in the WNBA's inaugural season. She went on to coach in the league and became the first woman hired as an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks in 2018.
Dr. Jen Welter discusses her career in football which began when she was 22 years old. She became the first woman to coach in the NFL when she was hired by Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals in 2015 but before that she was the first woman to play on a men’s professional team in a contact position when she came into a game for the Indoor Football League’s Texas Revolution in the third quarter at running back.
Grace Guerrero Zwit discusses her career in Major League Baseball which began in 1982 with the Chicago White Sox where she still works as the team's senior director of minor league operations. She has worked with many notable names in baseball including Miami Marlins general manager, Kim Ng, and shares how the baseball landscape is changing for women.
Collette V. Smith discusses her professional football career which began when she was 42 years old and making history in football when she became the first Black woman to coach on an NFL sideline in 2017 and the first woman to coach for the New York Jets when she was hired by the organization as a coaching intern.