Kierra Washington is making her way in a male domination profession and encourages other women to do the same as she explains the culture and challenges both socially and physically
The FAB Podcast is presented by DaTorria Robinson & Kristen Reenders and sponsored by It’s On Everywhere
Podcast length: 19′ 56″
On episode 2 of The FAB Podcast, Kristen Reenders and Datorria Robinson talk to Kierra Washington who is an Athletic Training GA at Northwestern University. A graduate of Grand Valley State Universities Athletic Training Program, she is no stranger to breaking barriers. As one of few women in this industry, Kierra represents that no matter how young or old you are, you can do anything you put your mind to. Kierra shares her journey and what it’s like to work in an industry that has traditionally been male dominated. She hopes to inspire young women who are interested in going into the industry but may think they are limited by size and strength. Hear what it’s like to be an athletic trainer or sports physician.
LISTEN to Episode 1 HERE
Meet the Hosts:
Kristen Reenders graduated from Central Michigan University in 2016; she studied business and double majored in marketing and logistics management and was also on the CMU volleyball team – FIRE UP CHIPS! Currently she is working for a marketing agency in Grand Rapids, Michigan called Reagan Marketing and Design. Although not in the sports industry, she is extremely passionate about sports and others love for sports and the business behind it all. Playing college volleyball gave her a ton of insight on how much goes on in the sports industry on just a college level from the marketing department, the logistics of the games, communications department, sales department and administration, just to name a few. Although that is just the collegiate industry, Kristen cannot wait to dig more into other aspects of the sports biz with The FAB Podcast and believes FAB is a great way to connect women sports lovers who want to gain knowledge, network, and be in the sports industry.
Follow Kristen on Twitter @kristenreenders
Da’Torria Robinson is a graduate of Grand Valley State University. She studied Sports Management, was a member of the cheer team and previously served as the Athletic Merchandise and Licensing Coordinator at GVSU. Currently, Torria is finishing her final semester of graduate school where she will graduate with a Masters in Sports Administration this May. In addition to this, she works in athletics at The University of Detroit Mercy. As you can tell she is constantly around sports, her passion for sports has always been with her since she was a little girl who wanted to play football. Torria took this passion and used it as motivation to get involved in sports where she gained a multitude of experience in a number of capacities at both the collegiate and professional level. Sports has a way of connecting people from all over who share common interest rather its a specific sport or a team, no matter what it is.
Follow Torria on Twitter @TorriaMichelle