Happy National Girls And Women In Sports Day!
By Oliver Maroney February 5, 2020
Today is National Girls and Women in Sports day and for that, we want to thank and appreciate are back-to-back championship coaches and coaches of the year Nancy Lieberman and Lisa Leslie, along with our fearless Chairman of the Board Amy Trask for their incredible work. These are women who won championships not because of their gender but because they were the best.
The BIG3 is a league founded with no gender, pay or racial inequality and we take absolute pride in that. These three women embody what the BIG3 is all about. Not only that, but they have been the best at what they do (male or female) and the results show it.
“It doesn’t take men to coach men. Women can coach men just like men can coach women.”Ice Cube, CBS Sports Broadcast
These three women have not only called the shots, but they’ve earned respect by how they’ve grown, learned and adapted in their respective games. Each of them in their own respect has spoken out about gender inequality and have impacted many young women in the pursuit of equality.
We want to thank each of them for being the role-models, groundbreakers and historical figures they are. Lieberman, a Hall of Famer, was the first woman to coach a men’s professional team (Team Power, 2018). Leslie, also a Hall of Famer, followed suit in the BIG3 and has starred in movies, become an analyst and led her team to the season 3 championship. Mrs. Trask, a board member of the BIG3, was the CEO of the Raiders and blazed her own trail in the business of football and sports. All three of these women have broken barriers and continued to showcase why gender shouldn’t be a discussion when it comes to jobs or opportunities in sports.