Powerful Women. Powerful Stories.
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It may come as no surprise that it took us some digging to find the names of women who are paving the way as content producers in the world of sports.  Day by day, we're redefining sports not just as a "mans world," but as a place where anyone can break a record. 

 
 


 
 

Watching sports isn’t only for men - and neither is producing them.  Time to change the conversation.

 
 
 
Situations that disproportionately affect women shouldn’t be discussed in the media without input from women on any level.
— Julie DiCaro, 670 The Score
Due to a prevalent culture of sexism inherent in sports and sports media, it can be more cumbersome for women working in this field. We are subject to constant abuse and mansplaining.
— Shireen Ahmed, Sports Writer Writer and advocate focusing on Muslim women in sports for Huffington Post

A Few of Our Favorites

 

While an incredibly disproportionate number of women work in sports production, the women who do have tremendous power. 

 
 
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Hannah StormESPN SportsCenter

Hannah Storm is a co-host for weekday ESPN SportsCenter and SportsCenter Sunday Morning during NFL season.  She is the Executive Producer of ESPN’s primetime interview specials, In Focus with Hannah Storm and Face to Face with Hannah Storm, and hosts major sports events around the world including Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, and the NYC Marathon.  She is the founder of Brainstormin’ Productions, where she produces and directs award-winning documentary and branded content.  Storm is also the founder of the Hannah Storm Foundation, which advocates for children suffering from debilitating vascular birthmarks.

Debra Gelman, ESPN 

A veteran sports producer, Debra Gelman has worked as a producer for CBS covering March Madness, college basketball, and NFL Today, in addition to the French and U.S. Open with the Tennis Channel.  She is currently the President of Creative Spark Productions, Inc.  

Barbara SlaterBBC Sport

Barbara Slater is the Director of Sport at BBC Sport in the UK and former Head of Producer and Head of General Sport for the BBC Network.  She is well-known as the brain behind the cross-platform coverage of the London Olympics, the most viewed television event in modern UK history.  She is currently responsible for over 20,000 hours of sports coverage across a variety of multi-media platforms.  

Jil Gossard-CookAtlanta Hawks NBA

Widely known as the only full-time female game producer in the NBA, Jil Gossard-Cook is the Live Event Producer for the Atlanta Hawks.  A veteran sports producer with over two decades of experience under her belt, she is behind multiple NCAA Olympic Sports events including softball, soccer, volleyball and lacrosse.