How many 21 year olds do you know who can claim the following list of impressive and concurrent titles: Racecar Driver, Stanford University Student, Businesswoman, Brand, and “Survivor”? We know only one and her name is Julia Landauer... she is most definitely a Woman You Should Know. ... [Read More]
This Saturday marks the Kentucky Derby’s 139th Run for the Roses, a time-old tradition that brings jockeys, owners and trainers together in pursuit of the coveted Garland of Roses. Of the twenty jockeys that will be entering the starting gate you’ll find 25-year old Anna Rose "Rosie" Napravnik, the only woman set to race this weekend. Considered the top female in a sport dominated by men, Rosie is ... [Read More]
Right now, there is a Woman You Should Know illuminating the city of Anchorage, Alaska and her name is Patricia "Pat Riot" Bergeron. At age 50, she is one of the oldest All-Star Players in the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby. Having survived domestic abuse as a young mother at age 15, and struggling to ... [Read More]
There was more than one champion at this year’s Masters Golf Tournament and we’re not talking about Adam Scott, who won his first major yesterday. We’re talking about the women… the first women to be present at the Tournament as official members of Augusta National Golf Club in its 80-year history.
Females have played golf at Augusta National before, but it wasn’t until last summer that women ... [Read More]
Meet Kelli Tanghe, a proud mother of 3, and her 12 year old daughter Arianna (Ari), who has Cerebral Palsy and Visual Impairment. In September 2012, upon entering Middle School, Ari expressed her desire to "race with mom" and compete in sports just like her athletic older brother and sister have done their whole lives.
Kelli, a Boston qualified marathoner and ultramarathoner, decided that she needed to ... [Read More]
Women are still celebrating a lot of firsts when it comes to sports, but trailblazers like Lauren Silberman, who became he first woman to try out for the NFL last month, are willing to challenge the gender rules when it comes to competition. That’s exactly what Baylor University basketball sensation Brittney Griner is hoping to do in the NBA, if given the chance. Last week, NBA’s Dallas Mavericks owner ... [Read More]
On March 17, 2013, Julie Weiss, a 42 year old mother of two from Santa Monica, crossed the finish line of the L.A. Marathon. But this was no ordinary finish... it was the 52nd marathon Julie had completed in the last 52 weeks, marking the triumphant culmination of an epic 1,362.4 mile quest she embarked on a year ago in honor of her father who died of pancreatic cancer. ... [Read More]
WYSKs Lauren (Lo) Fleshman and Róisín (Ro) McGettigan are true champions, especially when it comes to believing in yourself and the power of positive visual cues as vehicles to do that. The professional runners have been using this proven, edge gaining technique in sport and in life since 2003. Seven years later, determined to share the secret of their success with other women, they launched an inspiring ... [Read More]