We know that many industries touch the sports industry - whether it’s the retail industry selling merchandise to fans, the music industry’s biggest stars performing during halftime shows, or the food and beverage industry producing tasty snacks for stadiums, tailgates, or the family gathering around the TV for the big game. These days it seems like every industry overlaps with sports in some way, shape, or form.
One that often gets overlooked, however, is how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) intersects with sports. These are often the people that sit behind the scenes, but in jobs that quite literally keep the sports industry alive.
Our first cross-industry feature space focuses on these careers, and specifically, on highlighting women in the STEM and sports spaces who have had their careers and personal development paths defined by their participation in both sports and STEM.
Our ultimate goal with this space is to help young girls to feel empowered and passionate about the experiences they encounter in their everyday life, and to encourage them to explore how both STEM and sport can play a role in their life today and in their future.