19 episodes

We are the Institute For Sport & Social Justice (ISSJ), “Changing Lives Through the Power of Sport.” This show is a discussion, an opportunity and a celebration of women leaders in sports. We will discuss the pathways and challenges that women of color have overcome and explore their unique journeys through sport. We will investigate opportunities to challenge the status quo and action steps for inspiring women to become leaders in sport.

Our host is Mat Edelson, journalist and producer appearing on NPR, ABC, ESPN, and in Houghton-Mifflin’s annual series, “The Best American Sports Writing.”

“See Us Now – Invisible Women In Sport”

Invisible Women In Sport Institute For Sport & Social Justice

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    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

We are the Institute For Sport & Social Justice (ISSJ), “Changing Lives Through the Power of Sport.” This show is a discussion, an opportunity and a celebration of women leaders in sports. We will discuss the pathways and challenges that women of color have overcome and explore their unique journeys through sport. We will investigate opportunities to challenge the status quo and action steps for inspiring women to become leaders in sport.

Our host is Mat Edelson, journalist and producer appearing on NPR, ABC, ESPN, and in Houghton-Mifflin’s annual series, “The Best American Sports Writing.”

“See Us Now – Invisible Women In Sport”

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    Episode 19 - Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak

    Episode 19 - Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak

    Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak is the Head Coach, Women’s Soccer, University of Central Florida (UCF). Tiffany gives us an update from the last time we spoke with her in 2018. In this episode, Tiffany reveals her personal challenges with the racial tension that the country is experiencing now. She admits that she has had to spend some personal time in reflection that has led her to understand that her level of awareness is not where it should be. As a coach and leader, she has made it a point to educate herself, as well as spend quality time with her team to allow them the freedom and space to discuss the issues.
    Tiffany talks about how her relationship with her husband, who happens to be her assistant coach, has helped her be successful as a Division I coach. Her husband helps her to balance her coaching, marriage, and parental responsibilities. She understands that her unique relationship with her husband has safeguarded her from the more common challenges that other women coaches face.
    Hosted by Tolulope Omokore, graduate student, University of Central Florida, DeVos Sports Business Management Program.
    “See Us Now – Invisible Women In Sport”

    • 35 min
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    Episode 18 - Jacqie McWilliams

    Episode 18 - Jacqie McWilliams

    CIAA Commissioner, Jacqie McWilliams gives us an update from that last time we spoke with her in 2018. In this episode, Jacqie opens up about how her faith has been very instrumental in her growth, development, and success. She shares with us how she has been graceful in her interactions with others because people are looking for ways to see her in a negative perspective.
    Jacqie challenges the reasons why diversity and inclusion (D & I) have to been a focal point in sport and society. She understands the importance and necessity of D & I, but as Commissioner of the CIAA, she does not recognize CIAA officers for their focus and accomplishments in D & I.
    Hosted by Tolulope Omokore, graduate student, University of Central Florida, DeVos Sports Business Management Program.
    “See Us Now – Invisible Women In Sport”

    • 34 min
    Episode 17 - Jasmine Green

    Episode 17 - Jasmine Green

    Jasmine Green, Director, Intercollegiate & Intramural Athletics, Harry S. Truman College

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    • 31 min
    Episode 16 - Amy Huchthausen

    Episode 16 - Amy Huchthausen

    Amy Huchthausen, Commissioner, America East Conference

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    • 26 min
    Episode 15 - Tina Sloan-Green & Traci Green (Part II)

    Episode 15 - Tina Sloan-Green & Traci Green (Part II)

    Today’s guests are a mother-daughter duo, Tina Sloan-Green and Traci Green. Sloan-Green is the co-founder of Black Women’s Sports Foundation (BWSF), former Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse at Temple University, International Sports Hall of Fame Member, and the 1st African-American to play on the USA Women’s Lacrosse Team.
    Green, Sloan-Green’s daughter, is currently the Head Coach, Women’s Tennis at Harvard University. Green is the 1st African-American coach in Harvard University history to win a national championship in any sport.
    Together, these amazing women take us through their journey of struggle, commitment, perseverance, and celebration in the world of sport. They will take you back to the days of segregation, life as a barrier breaker and being “THE FIRST,” and thriving in a world of non-traditional sports for African-Americans; field hockey, lacrosse, and tennis. These women display a tremendous amount of courage, passion, and fortitude as they share their stories about the struggle of being a trailblazer, venturing into the unknown, celebrating hard fought victories, and preparing the next generations for their future. Hear their story!
    Produced by the Institute For Sport & Social Justice (ISSJ).
    Hosted by Mat Edelson, journalist and producer appearing on NPR, ABC, ESPN, and in Houghton-Mifflin’s annual series, “The Best American Sports Writing.”
    “See Us Now – Invisible Women In Sport”

    • 41 min
    Episode 14 - Tina Sloan-Green & Traci Green (Part I)

    Episode 14 - Tina Sloan-Green & Traci Green (Part I)

    Today’s guests are a mother-daughter duo, Tina Sloan-Green and Traci Green. Sloan-Green is the co-founder of Black Women’s Sports Foundation (BWSF), former Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse at Temple University, International Sports Hall of Fame Member, and the 1st African-American to play on the USA Women’s Lacrosse Team. 
    Green, Sloan-Green’s daughter, is currently the Head Coach, Women’s Tennis at Harvard University. Green is the 1st African-American coach in Harvard University history to win a national championship in any sport.
    Together, these amazing women take us through their journey of struggle, commitment, perseverance, and celebration in the world of sport. They will take you back to the days of segregation, life as a barrier breaker and being “THE FIRST,” and thriving in a world of non-traditional sports for African-Americans; field hockey, lacrosse, and tennis. These women display a tremendous amount of courage, passion, and fortitude as they share their stories about the struggle of being a trailblazer, venturing into the unknown, celebrating hard fought victories, and preparing the next generations for their future.  Hear their story!   
    Produced by the Institute For Sport & Social Justice (ISSJ). 
    Hosted by Mat Edelson, journalist and producer appearing on NPR, ABC, ESPN, and in Houghton-Mifflin’s annual series, “The Best American Sports Writing.”
    “See Us Now – Invisible Women In Sport”

    • 38 min

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