Weekly interviews with top women in sports. Whether her guests are fellow journalists, top executives, entrepreneurs, or coaches, host Amanda Borges has a genuine desire to get personal and discuss how they got into the profession, what challenges they’ve faced, and what they've experienced in the industry. Her hope is that these conversations shed a light on amazing women who make the sports world go ‘round.
38. Heather Pink, Co-Founder & CEO, PinkDear LLC
If you call her a dreamer, then you also have to call her a doer. Heather Pink is someone that most of us would put in the "she has it all" category. And she did. Until she didn't. So, she did something about it. She worked her way through the sports industry as a reporter, producer, director, social media manager and more. From small stations, all the way to the NFL Network. She's worked with NFL players and on-camera talent to have a hand in multiple shows you've seen on TV. Yet, there was a void. What if she went out on her own and started her own company? Well, that's what she is currently discovering.
37. Erica Liu Williams, Founder, Gr8nola
What started as a delicious snack to get her and her former NFL player husband through their yearly body cleanse, has turned into a full time business. Erica Liu Williams created Gr8nola because she couldn't find granola that was healthy and also tasted good. And let me tell you, her granola is outrageously tasty. In this episode, we talk about her experience as 13-year-old swimming at the U.S. Olympic Trials and what that taught her about life as a whole. She gives advice on how to enjoy the process of whatever you do, and explains how to trust yourself when going after what you want.
36. Tori Petry, Detroit Lions Team Reporter and Host
Seven years ago, Tori moved from Florida to Detroit to start a journey that would bring her so many different things-- cold weather, an amazing community of people, a plethora of stories to tell, and opportunities she will always be thankful for. As the Team Reporter and Host for the Detroit Lions, Tori's job requires her to tell stories about the team in a variety of ways, especially during a pandemic. In this episode, we talk about what she's learned about herself this year, traits we all should have to be successful in anything we do, and how she's helped the sisterhood of women in sports stay strong.
35. Ellen Hyslop, Co-Founder, The Gist
Have you ever had a really good idea and then actually brought it to life? If you're like me, that answer is no. If you're Ellen Hyslop, the answer is...well, I'm sure you know where I'm going here. As a sports fan, Ellen and her friends realized there was a huge gap when it came to fans and how they consumed their sports news. So, the three of them co-founded The Gist. Their mission is to level the playing field when it comes to talking and learning about sports. They're creating an awesome community of people, called Gisters, who come from all walks of life. In this episode, we talk about starting a company from an idea to now having more than 40 employees, creating company culture, becoming a leader, and so much more.
34. Sanja Komljenovic, CEO, ONA Creative
If you look deep into the soul of an entrepreneur, you'll find a few things-- tenacity, grit, assertiveness, a little bit of luck, and a lot of risk taking. Sanja Komljenovic embodies all of those traits and more. She is fierce. She is intelligent, and she is not afraid of overflowing her cup. After spending time with the Los Angeles Clippers and Nike, she went out on her own to start ONA Creative, a female-lead a boutique brand marketing agency. Not to ruin the story for you, but she is awesome and her business is also awesome, with big plans to expand.
33. Claire Lessinger, COO, Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee
Ever wonder what it takes to plan sporting events, big and small? As the Chief Operating Officer of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl 55 Host Committee and the VP of Events for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, Claire Lessinger can give you a crash course. Using her playing and coaching career to her advantage, Claire has climbed to the top of the leader board as the queen of event planning for Tampa. Her biggest test is still to come, but she is enjoying every minute of planning The Big Game.
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So many great episodes with incredible guests! Highly recommend Amanda’s podcast.
Love this podcast, i hope to go into the field and amanda and her guests are always interesting and helpful!
This is a great idea and podcast. Just wish we knew more bout Amanda. Maybe she can do an episode about herself or bring someone on who can tell us about her. Either way love the podcast and can’t wait to see where it goes