What I Learned About Women and Money as a Pro Athlete
Guest Op-Ed: Kate Krieger, Ellevest Financial Advisor
The last few years have been marked by incredible feats in women’s pro sports. The US Women’s National Soccer Team is Time’s Athlete of the Year. Simone Biles has 25 world championship medals.Elena Delle Donne has the best career free-throw shooting percentage in WNBA and NBA history. And this Sunday, the 49ers’ coach Katie Sowers became the first woman and openly gay person to coach in the Super Bowl.
Women’s sports is an incredible community — one I count myself lucky to be a part of. Before I became a financial advisor, I was a professional soccer player. I played with many amazing players — including Sydney Leroux Dwyer, Megan Rapinoe, and Hope Solo. (I’m #4 in the photo above.) CLICK TO CONTINUE
ALSO : Dick’s Sporting Goods to Revamp Stores to Appeal More to Women By Eben Novy-Williams
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., the largest U.S. sporting-goods chain, is staking its future on winning more female customers.
On Tuesday, the company unveiled a wide-ranging set of efforts to support women’s sports. They include a $5 million grant to the U.S. Soccer Foundation, a sponsorship of USA Softball as it rejoins the Olympics, and retail changes at stores around the country to give expand its selection of women’s and girls’ products.
The company is also planning a national ad campaign supporting women’s sports. Altogether, the effort is a low-eight-figure investment for the company, which is projected to top $8.7 billion in sales this fiscal year. CLICK TO CONTINUE
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