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Spotlighting The Women of the Boardroom

From Amber Sabathia to Aerial Powers, Boardroom shares a few of its favorite stories that focus on the immeasurable impact these women have had in their respective fields.

Throughout the year, Boardroom continuously spotlights the women making waves in their respective professional industries but creating change outside of them. But with Friday, March 8, being International Women’s Day, we wanted to look back over time and gather some of our favorite stories in one place to celebrate these women who are having a wide-ranging impact.

From New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu to ESPN’s Monica McNutt and everyone in between, below are just a few of our favorite stories highlighting these amazing women.

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Sabrina Ionescu: What Having My Own Signature Shoe Has Meant To Me

The Liberty star joined rare company when she launched her signature shoe with Nike earlier this year. In her own words, Ionescu lets us in on how life has been since.

Click here to read the full story from Sabrina.

The Sabathia Family Business

“Amber’s the kind of woman who you meet once and you’re like, ‘Damn, I want to be in her orbit,’” Ruocco said [of Amber Sabathia]. “I want to be in her presence because she’s just so clearly a winner, and a winner with a beautiful heart. She’s just a powerhouse, a human being who gets things done. She’s just a ridiculously smart, committed, dedicated woman who can problem-solve basically anything. She’s that kind of special.”

Click here to read the full story from Shlomo Sprung.

The Undeniable Ascent of ESPN’s Monica McNutt

Hooper and ESPN personality Monica McNutt talks breaking into sports media, building equity and dignity for women in the industry, and the base of support that powers her forward.

Click here to read the full story from Vinciane Ngomsi.

Kiki Rice & the Evolution of the Air Jordan Rollout

A NIL deal allowed UCLA guard Kiki Rice to debut the latest pair of Mikes. Learn how MJ’s empire is maneuvering its marketing to meet modern hoopers where they’re at.

Click here to read the full story from Ian Stonebrook.

Aerial Powers: A Gamer On and Off the Court

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Boardroom caught up with the Minnesota Lynx’ Aerial Powers to talk about how she’s progressing on the court and in the digital world as a gamer.

Click here to read the full story from Michelai Graham.

Cedella Marley: For Football, Freedom & The Reggae Girlz

The Jamaican women’s national team reached new heights in 2023. Here’s how Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob Marley, helped make it happen.

Click here to read the full story from Vinciane Ngomsi.

Kara Nortman & Monarch Begin Reign with NWSL Boston Investment

Kara Nortman
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A minority stake in the newly awarded NWSL expansion club in Boston is Monarch’s first investment. Boardroom catches up with collective co-founder Kara Nortman.

Click here to read the full story from Shlomo Sprung.

Crystal McCrary McGuire Wants to Make Your Kid an NBA Player

With the help of her son, Orlando Magic point guard Cole Anthony, McCrary Mcguire is scaling the youth basketball ecosystem through an app. Here’s what they hope GameUp can bring to the industry.

Click here to read the full story from Michelai Graham.

Sarah Mensah Becomes First-ever Female President of Jordan Brand

The sportswear industry vet who helped to lead a decade of growth at Nike, Inc. will now be the first woman to lead Michael Jordan’s global company. Here’s what you need to know about Sarah Mensah.

Click here to read the full story from Ian Stonebrook.

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