Pushing boundaries and empowering women along the way. The On Her Turf podcast highlights amazing women- and their male allies- who are champions on and off the field and who motivate people to be the best versions of themselves. Join host Kathryn Tappen each week as she talks with a new powerhouse guest about sports, what motivates them, and lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Dr Monica Rho, US Women’s National Team physician
Dr Rho and Kathryn discuss her experience with the USWNT during their World Cup victory; the importance of sports on young girls; what inspired her to become a doctor; and how we can change the conversation around mental health.
Karen Murphy, Bears CFO
Karen Murphy, Bears CFO and one of the highest ranking women in the NFL, talks about old school values of humility, respect, integrity, hard work and passion, and describes a pivotal moment in her life that spurred her to take a risk and go for what she loved. She also talks about the importance of having confidence in the male-dominated league, her thoughts on seeing a woman play in the NFL, and the benefits of balancing family and work.
Tokyo Olympics: One Year Out - How Women are Changing the Game
July 24th marks the one-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where female athletes are expected to dominate headlines and spark conversation about everything from equal pay to how they should be interviewed. Kathryn leads a timely and provocative panel discussion with leading women from the world of sports, including Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Alex Johnson- exploring the ongoing fight for professional gender parity both on and off the field.
Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, USWNT World Champions
Fresh off their World Cup title win, USWNT powerhouse players Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger sit down in studio with Kathryn to talk about a wide range of topics including: what their lives have been like since their return from France; how they balance work and personal lives (2:56); overcoming adversity (7:40), bullying (11:56); their love of fashion (15:50); plans for their upcoming wedding (19:27); and their fight for equal pay (25:00).
Hailie Deegan, Stockcar Driver
17-year-old stockcar driver Hallie Deegan joins Kathryn Tappen to discuss where she draws her confidence from, growing up in a racing household, her goals moving forward, Kevin Harvick’s importance in her career, how she sees “frenemies” every day, keeps her priorities straight, and the one thing that scares her in a race car.
Team USA Hockey and NHL CMO Heidi Browning
In this episode, we cover the powerhouse women of hockey. How do you get US National team players to sit down for an interview during their busiest time of year? Meet them in their training facility for a post-scrimmage locker room chat. Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight and Lee Stecklein talked about their bond as a team, how winning an Olympic gold helped the growth of hockey, and what are their must-have travel items. Then Kathryn catches up with Heidi Browning, CMO of the NHL about how important the fans are to the game, how she manages her travel schedule and where she finds her balance.