Our Women’s Sports Love Lists are quickly becoming our favourite time of the month because we get to spread ALL the love to help support women in sports! This month’s Women’s Sports Love List features incredible women, products, and services to help women take their shot in all areas of sports!
If you’ve missed our last three Love Lists, you can check them out here:
We know this isn’t anywhere near an exhaustive list of the incredible women making waves in the sports world, but these are our current tried and true favs. As always, if you have a suggestion or want to get featured, tell us more here!
Instructions: Support the heck out of the following women in sports. That’s it, that’s all.
WOMEN IN SPORTS NEW ON THE SCENE
An apparel brand for women in sports! Founded by sports and fashion lover, Saria Parker, Sportsimist (a play on “feminist”) was created for women who live and breathe sports.
From hats and tees to water bottles and mugs, women in sports will be sure to find items that make them look good and feel empowered.
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BUCKETS & GLOVES PODCAST
Created and recorded by Kenz and Cass, both athletes turned entrepreneurs, the Buckets & Gloves Podcast empowers women to live like champions in sports, business, and beyond by covering topics like imposter syndrome, embracing being a female athlete, anxiety, and more!
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BOX OUT APPAREL
12-year-old basketball player and entrepreneur, Kyla Charles from Michigan has created an apparel brand for girls in sports that supports a greater purpose: raising funds and cancer awareness.
You can learn more about Kyla and her mission with Box Out Apparel here!
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THE GOALS NEWSLETTER
Our friends at GOALS Sports are working hard to change the fact that women’s sports only receive 1% of sponsorship dollars. They’ve introduced a new newsletter that’s dedicated to the business of women’s sports.
The GOALS Newsletter is a weekly breakdown of women’s sports sponsorship information to show why it’s both important and good business to invest in women’s sports! It’s the highlight of our Friday morning: Grabbing our coffee and opening our inbox to see people making an investment in women’s sports.
This is a rare newsletter you’re going to want to get!
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WOMEN’S SPORTS BOOKS
PLAY BIG: CONQUER YOUR FEARS AND MAKE YOUR DREAMS A REALITY
By Dr. Jen Welter
Jen Welter is an incredible woman shattering glass ceilings for women in sports, and her book, Play Big, shares the lessons she’s learned along the way.
Adding to her overall badass-ness, Dr. Jen Welter has a PhD in psychology, is a 2x Gold medalist with Team USA and was the first woman to coach professional men’s football and in the NFL. She does it all, folks!
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THE MAGIC OF BASKETBALL
By Kayla & Kesia Alexander
Current Team Canada and WNBA player, Kayla Alexander shares her basketball story to inspire young girls by writing and illustrating The Magic of Basketball.
With help from her sister, Kesia, and based on her own basketball story, Kayla combined her passions of basketball and art to inspire young girls, especially young Black girls who don’t often see themselves represented, to go after their sports dreams.
She shares her story of creating the book with Team Canada, here!
Browse and purchase Kayla Alexander’s incredible art here!
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LUCY TRIES SPORTS
By Lisa Bowes
Written by sports broadcaster, Lisa Bowes, the Lucy Tries Sports series encourages young girls to take their shot in sports.
Lucy different sports, including luge, soccer, hockey, short track skating, and basketball, encouraging young girls to get active and participate in a variety of sports.
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HELPING HER TAKE HER SHOT IN SPORTS
TämBwoy is an amazing resource created by founder, Shayna, that shows girls the benefits of sports at all levels and how sports can help them change the world by sharing programs, hosting events, and sharing inspiring stories.
Whether girls spend 20 hours a week on the court or spend 1 hour a week swimming at their community center, TämBwoy believes that every girl should find a sport they enjoy playing. Sports are a human activity! That’s all there is to it, even though the status quo says otherwise. TämBwoy wants girls to know that it’s okay to be an unconventional human!– From tambwoy.com
Learn more about TämBwoy here!
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KNOW YOUR WORTH – EMILY STAKER
Emily Staker is an agent for athletes and sports media and is passionate about helping women in sports know their worth. She’s created an incredible resource for women in sports to advocate for themselves and have the tools to succeed.
Pre-orders for Know Your Worth start May 1, 2021 and the e-book officially drops on May 8, 2021!
Emily was kind enough to offer our community a discount, so you can use code “SoulShot” for a discount on your order starting May 1st, HERE!
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THE SPORTS COUNSELOR – LEAH HOWARD
Leah Howard is a former college tennis player who is ensuring athletes have healthy minds to perform and live at their best by providing counselling services for athletes and courses for counsellors with her business, The Sports Counselor!
Leah provides current, research-supported psychotherapy tailored most specifically to athlete concerns including but not limited to life transitions, anxiety and stress, grief and loss, social support, and relationship/family issues. Leah’s goal for her clients is that they prioritize their mental well-being and be open-minded to the therapeutic process.– From thesportsounselor.com
Learn more about The Sports Counselor here!
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SISTAS IN SOCCER
Sistas in Soccer is a league based in Ontario that gives women a rec soccer league to play in (with no experience necessary) in London, Guelph, Hamilton, and Windsor.
If you’re in Ontario and have always wanted to take your shot in soccer, here’s your chance!
It is the goal of Sistas In Soccer to provide a place for women of all ages to play the game of soccer in a fun and recreational setting. We want to create an opportunity to meet new people, to get some exercise and to do it in a manner that is both kind and respectful to all other members of the league. Our mission does not include fundraising, aggressive competition or to undermine other players or leagues.
Learn more about Sistas in Soccer & register to play here!
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UP NEXT SPORTS CONSULTING
Founded by Celia Newman and Christian Ross-Francis, Up Next Sports Consulting specializes in athlete branding and event planning and works with athletes, leagues and teams, media, and more to level up their game and profits.
We were inspired hearing the story of how Celia and Christian started Up Next and by their mission when we heard them sharing their story on Jahaan Blake’s Game of Her Own Podcast! You can listen to their episode here!
Learn more about Up Next here!
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PRODUCTS FOR & BY WOMEN IN SPORTS
Based in the UK and founded by Misbah after struggling to find fitness clothing that met her needs, Imaan Active creates inclusive apparel that helps women feel both great and modest while staying active.
I searched the market long and hard for clothing that felt good yet looked modest but I struggled. There are definitely fitness clothing brands out there, but the designs/colours/fit/quality was simply not sufficient and not great value for what it was! I believe that we shouldn’t have to go out of our budgets to look modest at the gym for where we work hard and stay motivated in reaching and achieving our fitness goals.– Misbah, Founder of Imaan Active
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If you haven’t listened to Episode 16 of the her Soul Shot Podcast with Micaela Zettel from Instil Physio, we strongly encourage you to do so, and if you have, you’ll remember Micaela talking about the importance of female athletes tracking their menstrual cycle for optimal training and health. FitrWoman is the handy (and free for the basic version) app she suggests using. We’ve been using it ever since that episode and wish we’d known about it long ago!
FitrWoman is a research-based app that helps you track your cycle, allows you to log how you’re feeling, and suggests training and nutrition tips for where you’re at in your cycle to train smarter and fuel your body properly.
If you’re a coach, the paid version even allows you to track your team’s cycles to ensure you’re helping your athletes perform at their best!
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PREE & CO.
Pree & Co. was founded by Preethi Thomas and is designed to empower women in sports and make sure everyone knows that women can do anything.
Pree & Co’s signature LET THE GIRLS PLAY™ apparel will be sure to empower and inspire the woman who wears it and those around her.
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AMPLIFYING WOMEN IN SPORTS
SHOT CLOCK MEDIA
SHOT:CLOCK is a social media must-follow if you’re a women’s sports fan and/or supporter!
Run by Mara Fitzgerald (sister of GOALS Sports founder Caroline Fitzgerald—what a powerhouse family!), SHOT:CLOCK is an incredible resource that provides the latest women’s sports news and data, including new contract numbers and information, viewership numbers, salaries, women’s sports recaps and more!
Plus, you can make sure you’ve got all the important facts the next time you get mansplained to. Women’s sports are here to stay and SHOT:CLOCK is your go-to for the facts and motivation you need!
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THE 4% NEWSLETTER
Want to know which women’s sports events are on and how to watch them? The 4% Newsletter hits your inbox every Friday and gives you all the details on what and how to watch women’s sports events around the world each weekend!
Formerly known as Women’s Sports on TV Guide, the 4% is created by Sofia Surace, an account manager at Homestand Sports and is the content we need to ensure women’s sports gets the coverage and views it deserves!
Only 4% of national airtime is devoted to women’s sports. At The 4% our objective is to promote what, when, and where to watch women’s sports to help raise awareness and grow the audience for women’s sports on TV.– The 4%
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MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE YOUR SHOT IN SPORTS
Our community board for women in sports has the latest jobs, playing opportunities, events, women’s sports organizations to support, and more to help women around the world take their shot in sports.