Women Talking Soccer is a show that amplifies the voices of all women who love the beautiful game. Whether you are on the field, cheering from the stands, work in the business, want to be in the business, or are a passionate changemaker - your voice is important. And, our Women in Soccer network is here to support you. Sign up at womeninsoccer.org to join the squad (membership is free!)!
Episode 15: Matthew Barrett
Founding Ally Member, founder of Goal Click and compassionate leader, Matthew Barrett joins Carrie Taylor this week You're in for a treat. The combination of Matt's journalistic spirit, Carrie's breadth of expertise, and their total love of this game gives listeners a conversation that covers all parts of the game, from allyship and sponsorship to solving the biggest inclusion challenges in the game. Plus, Matt tells us how important he's found it to work with people that are reliable, authentic and have good intentions. And, he spells allyship out simply: "it's obvious when you think about it that certain people based on things like where you are born and networks you are a part of that allows us to be in certain rooms and have certain platforms that are not immediately accessible to all people." Tune in to meet our friend, Matt!
Episode 14: Samantha Johnson
This week on Women Talking Soccer professional player Samantha Johnson joins Carrie from Melbourne where she's currently playing for Melbourne City FC to tell us what it's really like to be a professional player in the NWSL and in the W-league. From staying with host families, to jaw dropping pay, tune in to get an inside look at the world of a trailblazing professional player that prioritizes success on the field and off.
Episode 13: Hope Powell
This week Carrie Taylor sits down with the incredible manager of Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Hope Powell just as she becomes the first woman to win the League Managers' Association Performance of the Week award. What more can we say? Powell is a badass. Tune in to listen to Powell's journey through the game.
Episode 12: Keidane McAlpine
Carrie Taylor chats with NCAA DI women's soccer champion Coach Keidane to learn how he became an ally for women in the game. From the journey on his career, to the love and encouragement from his mother and father that shaped him early on, Keidane is an incredible ally for women in the game not only as a coach, as a friend, mentor, and board member. Women in Soccer is lucky to have him on the squad.
Episode 11: Haley Carter
Women Talking Soccer presents Haley Carter, founding member of Women in Soccer, veteran, former professional player, coach, operations manager and mom! Haley joins Carrie Taylor to discuss how her background has shaped her leadership style, how she manages hardship and how embracing vulnerability has changed her. Plus, hear Haley's thoughts on the status of the NWSL based on her reflection of the league from her playing career in 2014-2016 to today. Tune in for all the juicy details!