33. Breaking Barriers with Christine Brennan
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Christine Brennan is no stranger to breaking barriers on a predominantly male playing field. She'll also tell you that her secret to success is "working harder than everyone else."

A true trailblazer for young girls and women everywhere, Christine was the first woman sportswriter at The Miami Herald in 1981, the first woman to cover Washington's NFL team as a staff writer at The Washington Post in 1985, and the first president of the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM).

Listen to my conversation with this award-winning journalist, national sports columnist and commentator, bestselling author, and unwavering advocate of Title IX, which forever changed the landscape for girls and women in sports.

A nationally known speaker, Christine has been a leading voice on some of the most controversial and important issues in sports over the past four decades. Never afraid to take a stand on an issue in sports, she was named one of the country's top 10 sports columnists three times by the Associated Press Sports Editors and was the winner of the prestigious Red Smith Award in 2020 for her "major contributions to sports journalism."

Christine will capture your attention, offering narratives that helped define her career, including the Russian judging scandal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the Russian doping scandal at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. She also shares insights about the essential life lessons young girls learn from participation in sports.

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