Earlier this year I accomplished two MAJOR professionals goals. You could say they were bucket list goals and quite honestly BIG dreams fulfilled.
The first goal was to direct/produce a film. I am someone who loves documentary films and especially those related to women + sports. It is one thing to tell a story in writing, but it is another to capture the story on film.
I am proud to say that On The Mat, which is a short film that explores the power and strength of women’s wrestling. It examines how top-ranked female wrestlers advocate for the growth of women’s participation in a primarily male dominated sport.
I was so honored to meet Adeline Gray and Iris Smith who let me follow their journeys from training to Olympic stage.
Secondly, I am thrilled to share that On The Mat was featured on espnW. It has always been a goal of mine to work with the worldwide leader in sports, and I am beyond grateful that my film has a home within espnW’s video + films section.
I can’t wait to work on my next project. There are a few ideas rolling around in my head and I am so excited to launch my next women + sports film.
In 2010, I was thrilled to learn that ESPN was launching a platform devoted to women in sports. At the time, no knew what espnW would evolving into, but I knew that I wanted to be a partner in ESPN’s creation. Fast forward to 2013, I am beyond excited to share that I attended espnW’s Women + Sports Summit in Dana Point, CA. During the event, I interviewed espnW’s vice president, Laura Gentile, and ESPN president, John Skipper. Here are links to my posts and photos from the summit…Enjoy!
I am truly honored to be a member of the Forbes community. Last month the publication rolled out its annual Forbes 400 list, which included the greatest philanthropists, CEO’s and thinkers in the world. During the Forbes 400 summit, Moira Forbes sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a candid conversation about business, inspiration and giving. Ms. Winfrey never ceases to amaze me. Here is the entire conversation. I hope you get as much out of it as I did… Enjoy!
“God can dream a bigger dream for you than you can dream for yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey
I still can’t believe how amazing the last few months have been. When I started contributing to Forbes Sports Money I had no idea where the journey would take me. This Summer I traveled San Antonio and covered the WNBA All-Star Game; interviewed WNBA President, Laurel Richie; interviewed the Seattle Storm, LA Sparks, and Atlanta Dream WNBA owners; covered the 2011 WNBA Finals in Atlanta and Minnesota; voted for Seimone Augustus as the Finals MVP; and watched my former Gopher teammate, Lindsay Whalen, win a WNBA Championship. WOW! And my journey has just begun…
I love OWN! Oprah Winfrey’s Master Class is phenomenal and incredibly inspiring. Listening to Oprah tell her life story reminds me that ANYTHING is possible. Many years ago when the show syndicated Oprah decided to buy it and ‘bet on herself.’ I can feel it in my soul that my opportunity to bet on myself is coming sooner than I think. And believe me…I’m going to take it!
Are you ready to grow to greatness? Here are clips from Master Class….Enjoy!
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