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GladiatHers® Spotlight: Stacy Griner — Franchise Owner of Kika Stretch Studios, Atlanta

Life is Short, Stretch it Out! This week’s GladiatHers Spotlight is Stacy Griner, Franchise Owner of Kika Stretch Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Kika Stretch Studios was founded by Hakika Wise in 2011 in Montclair, New Jersey as the first assisted stretching studio concept. In 2018, when Wise began franchising, the midtown Atlanta Studio now run […]

Naomi Osaka Wins Second U.S. Open Title and Uses Platform To Speak Out On Social Injustices

Naomi Osaka wins 2020 U.S. Open Title while rallying for social justice and paying tribute to Kobe Bryant. Osaka rallied over Victoria Azarenka to win her 2nd U.S. Open. Although things started off rocky for Osaka, she was able to regain control of the match for the ultimate victory. Only 22, Osaka is already a […]

GladiatHers® Spotlight: Chanelle Reynolds — Director of Group Sales, Washington Football Team

NFL Executive, Success and Personal Growth Advocate, Author and Entrepreneur, this week’s GladiatHers® Spotlight is breaking glass ceilings in heels. Chanelle Reynolds is currently the Director of Group Sales for the Washington Football Team. Reynolds was only with the organization for one year before being promoted to this role where she leads the growth of […]

GladiatHers® Spotlight: Leah Howard — PhD Student and Counselor

From college athlete, to working adult, to present PhD student, Leah Howard is this week’s GladiatHers® Spotlight. Howard is currently a graduate student working towards her PhD in Counselor Education. She has a passion for teaching and counseling, currently teaching master’s level counseling students at Mercer University. In addition to this role, Howard is the […]

8/24 — Honoring Kobe Bryant

In 2016, the Los Angeles City Council dubbed August 24th Kobe Bryant Day to commemorate the two jersey numbers he wore during his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Today, 8.24, nearly seven months since the heartbreaking loss of Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other friends, we honor and remember the basketball great, […]

WNBA Superstar and Olympian Sue Bird Speaks Out – ‘Our lives are political’

Seattle Storm star Sue Bird, speaks out on female athletes being told to “stick to sports”. One of the many outspoken players in the WNBA, Bird is not backing down. On the “Old Man and the Three” Podcast, Bird discusses how female athletes have tried to stick to sports but nobody would let them. Bird […]

From Golf to Motherhood: Stacy Lewis pens a heartfelt letter to young daughter

Could I play competitive golf at the highest level and be a good mom? Stacy Lewis asked herself this question after finding out she was pregnant with her daughter Chesnee. In an open letter to her daughter, Lewis shares about her journey from golf to motherhood.  She went from only being focused on her golf game, […]

GladiatHers® to Host 5th Annual Mixer on September 3rd, 2020

On September 3rd, 2020 at 7:00pm join us from the comfort of your own home. The GladiatHers® Mixer is back for the 5th Annual Mixer! The Mixer will consist of panel discussions, networking opportunities and the chance to hear from empowering women in the sports industry. Some of the featured panelist will include Rachael Rapinoe, […]

Dany Garcia – The FIRST Woman to ever OWN an ENTIRE Sports League

The XFL league was set to be auctioned off as part of bankruptcy proceedings this week but never made it there. In partnership with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and RedBird, Dany Garcia becomes the FIRST Woman to ever OWN an ENTIRE Sports League.  This is an opportunity that Garcia and Johnson have been working towards their […]

GladiatHers® Spotlight: Ashton Washington, University of Illinois — Director of High School Relations

Our GladiatHers® Spotlight this week is breaking barriers for women in Football. For the first time in the 130-year history of the University of Illinois Football Program, Ashton Washington was hired as the first full-time female staff member. In pursuit of her passion Washington has made history and forged a path for other GladiatHers seeking […]

Happy National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month! During the month of August, the medical community takes the time to recognize the positive effects of breastfeeding for mothers and children. All month long, people around the world celebrate the amazing benefits of breastfeeding and continue the fight to ensure women have the support they need to breastfeed. Throughout […]

National Women’s Soccer League Heads to Angel City

The National Women’s Soccer League announced last week an expansion team will be coming to Los Angeles. As if bringing professional women soccer to Los Angeles isn’t exciting enough, the roster of women among the ownership group is impressive! The list includes Natalie Portman, Kara Nortman, Julie Uhrman, Uzo Aduba, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Jennifer […]

GladiatHers® Spotlight: Anna Karefa-Johnson — Overtime, Director of Events and Experiential Marketing

This week our GladiatHers® Spotlight is coming to us from the West Coast! Anna Karefa-Johnson is currently the Director of Events and Experiential Marketing at Overtime, the fastest growing sport network for the next generation. As Director of Events & Experiential Marketing, she is responsible for orchestrating Overtime’s IRL (in real life) presence and leads […]

Same Grind, New Arena: Players Opting out of 2020 WNBA Season

The 2020 WNBA season is set to kick off tomorrow Saturday, July 25th in Bradenton, Florida at IMG Academy. Opening weekend will be dedicated to the Black Lives Matter Movement with all aspects of the game and player uniforms designed to affirm Black Lives Matter, honor victims of police brutality and racial violence. Tip-Off is […]

GladiatHers® Spotlight: Senior Manager, Special Events at Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium

Today we are featuring the Senior Manager of Special Events at Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, Natalie Clark for our GladiatHers® Spotlight. No stranger to the world of athletics, Clark attended Green Mountain College where she was a student athlete on the lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis team. Clark received her Bachelor’s in […]