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Next Woman Up: Tameka Rish, SVP of Fan and Associate Experience for the Atlanta Falcons
Nov 24, 2023
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Falcons SVP of fan and associate experience Tameka Rish discusses the Falcons' celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the importance of the event and how she's helped improve fan experience.
Next Woman Up: Nancy Gold, Vice President of Brand Strategy for the New Orleans Saints
Oct 18, 2023
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Saints vice president of brand strategy Nancy Gold discusses the moment she realized she NEEDED a career in sports, working for two dynamic female owners and the Superdome's massive renovation.
Next Woman Up: Alexis Dotson, Player Development Assistant for the Washington Commanders
Oct 04, 2023
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Commanders' player development assistant Alexis Dotson discusses helping rookies acclimate to life in the NFL, building relationships and watching Brian Robinson Jr. return to the field after being shot during an attempted robbery last year.
Next Woman Up: Emily Griffin, Senior VP, Marketing and Brand for the Detroit Lions
Sep 22, 2023
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Detroit Lions SVP of marketing and brand Emily Griffin discusses the NFL's first "Women in Football" game, the importance of the event and how the industry has changed for women over the last several years.
Next Woman Up: Qiava Martinez, SVP, Chief Sales Officer for the Las Vegas Raiders
Mar 31, 2023
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Raiders SVP, Chief Sales Officer Qiava Martinez discusses how she strives to be an effective leader, the responsibility she feels to help support other women and why all business should be personal.
Jeremy Chinn excited to play 'closer to the action' on Panthers team ready to compete in 'wide open' NFC South
Mar 30, 2023
Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn talked with NFL.com Wednesday about his personal goals for the 2023 season, the possibility of playing 'closer to the action' with the addition of Vonn Bell, and Carolina's chances to take over a 'wide open' NFC South next year.
Next Woman Up: Ashton Washington, Player Personnel Coordinator for the Chicago Bears
Feb 17, 2023
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Chicago Bears Player Personnel Coordinator Ashton Washington discusses her start in high school recruiting, prepping for the NFL Scouting Combine and the chip on her shoulder.
Kahuku football coach Sola Soliai's role in carrying on the late Matt Faga's larger-than-life legacy
Jan 20, 2023
Matt Faga was one of three Kahuku High School football coaches who died in a one-year span. Kahuku coach Sola Soliai discusses Faga's immense impact on the championship program and his own role in carrying on Faga's larger-than-life legacy.
Lions' Romeo Okwara, Julian Okwara 'looking forward to' Charlotte homecoming on Christmas Eve
Dec 23, 2022
When the Lions face the Panthers on Christmas Eve, it will also mark a homecoming for Romeo Okwara and Julian Okwara. The brothers talk to Brooke Cersosimo about the significance of this matchup.
Shaquille Leonard on being Colts' Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee: 'It was pure happiness'
Dec 16, 2022
During a challenging season, Shaquille Leonard says he has been sustained in part by his off-the-field work to help others. The linebacker tells Brooke Cersosimo why being named the Colts' nominee for the 2022 Walter Payton Man of the Year award "means a lot."
First openly transgender NFL cheerleader Justine Lindsay a 'face of the possible'
Nov 19, 2022
Justine Lindsay is breaking barriers as the NFL's first openly transgender cheerleader. In support of Transgender Awareness Week, she opens up about joining the Carolina Panthers TopCats and being a role model for others.
Next Woman Up: Alexandra Cancio-Bello, member of NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative's inaugural class
Nov 18, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Howard University College of Medicine student Alexandra Cancio-Bello discusses her month-long clinical rotation with the New York Giants medical staff through the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative.
Next Woman Up: Stephanie Kolloff O'Neill, Director of Performance Nutrition for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nov 12, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Bucs' director of performance nutrition Stephanie Kolloff O'Neill details her department's preparation -- that began in the summer -- for the Germany game, including how her staff has helped Bucs players prepare for unfamiliar foods, the time change and more.
Next Woman Up: Jackie Maldonado, Director of Game Presentation and Live Entertainment Producer for the Houston Texans
Nov 03, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Texans director of game presentation and live entertainment producer Jackie Maldonado discusses her passion for creating great game atmospheres, her ultimate dream and the importance of female representation in sports.
Next Woman Up: Fouzia Madhouni, NFL mentee in the Global Sports Mentoring Program
Nov 01, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Fouzia Madhouni discusses her organization We Can Morocco, which empowers women through American football, and her experience as a mentee of the NFL and Green Bay Packers.
Next Woman Up: Kelsey Henderson, member of NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative's inaugural class
Oct 29, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Meharry Medical College student Kelsey Henderson discusses her month-long clinical rotation with the Tennessee Titans medical staff through the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative.
Next Woman Up: Kristi Johnson, Director of Security for the Arizona Cardinals
Oct 18, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Arizona Cardinals director of security Kristi Johnson discusses her trailblazing law enforcement career, as well as how she builds trust with players and their families.
Country music artist Darius Rucker's second collection of NFL-based clothing line a 'labor of love'
Oct 15, 2022
Following the release of Darius Rucker's second collection of NFL-based merchandise, the three-time Grammy winner discusses the clothing line's popularity, Miami Dolphins and playing fantasy football.
Next Woman Up: Gabrielle Valdez Dow, VP of Marketing and Fan Engagement for the Green Bay Packers
Oct 06, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Packers VP of marketing and fan engagement Gabrielle Valdez Dow discusses stewarding the organization's historic legacy, prepping for the team's game in London and more.
Next Woman Up: Chloe Janfaza, Director of Stadium Development and Operations for the Las Vegas Raiders
Sep 27, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Chloe Janfaza, the Raiders' director of stadium development and operations, talks about pursuing her dreams from a young age, building connections and all things Allegiant Stadium.
Next Woman Up: Maria Rodriguez, International Content Manager for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Sep 20, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Steelers international content manager Maria Rodriguez, a native of Honduras, discusses finding her passion for football while attending TCU, growing the NFL's global fan base and more.
Next Woman Up: Molly Higgins, EVP of Community Affairs and Engagement for the Los Angeles Rams
Sep 06, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Rams EVP of community affairs and engagement Molly Higgins discusses her approach to the franchise's move from St. Louis to Los Angeles, working with Andrew Whitworth, the Watts Rams and more.
Next Woman Up: Gina Newell, Senior Director of Football Operations for the Detroit Lions
Aug 31, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Detroit director of football operations Gina Newell discusses how the industry has changed for women since she joined the Lions in 2004, the "Hard Knocks" experience and much more.
Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux (hip) 'fully healthy,' will 'be ready to go for training camp'
Jun 27, 2022
New York pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, reportedly sustained a minor hip injury during a spring practice, but Thibodeaux said Tuesday during a visit to NFL Network that it's full speed ahead for his first season.
Next Woman Up: Sarah Hogan, Assistant Director of Coaching Operations for the Atlanta Falcons
Jun 06, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Atlanta Falcons' Sarah Hogan discusses growing the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship, transitioning into the Arthur Smith era and more.
Next Woman Up: Mindy Black, Director of Performance Nutrition for the Jacksonville Jaguars
May 09, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Jacksonville Jaguars' Mindy Black discusses growing the organization's nutrition department, the importance of educating rookie classes from the jump and more.
Next Woman Up: Kelly Kleine, Executive Director of Football Operations/Special Advisor to the General Manager for the Denver Broncos
Mar 29, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Denver Broncos' Kelly Kleine discusses how she's navigated becoming one of the highest ranking females in the NFL's scouting landscape and the challenges that come with it.
Next Woman Up: Nancy Meier, Director of Scouting Administration for the New England Patriots
Feb 28, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the New England Patriots' Nancy Meier discusses her journey of 45-plus years in the organization's scouting department, which included nine coaching changes.
Next Woman Up: Jane Skinner Goodell, Co-Executive Producer of 'Earnin' It: The NFL's Forward Progress'
Jan 24, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Jane Skinner Goodell discusses producing 'Earnin' It: The NFL's Forward Progress', a podcast and TV series about the women who are defining the direction of the NFL and opening doors for those who dream to follow in their footsteps.
Next Woman Up: Kalen Jackson, Vice Chair and Owner of the Indianapolis Colts
Jan 06, 2022
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Indianapolis Colts' Kalen Jackson discusses origins of the Kicking the Stigma initiative, the organization's vast impact on the community and following in the footsteps of her father, owner Jim Irsay.
Next Woman Up: Nadege Pluviose, Director of Client Relations for the New York Jets
Dec 21, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the New York Jets' Nadege Pluviose talks about the support and life-shaping advice she's received from her immigrant parents -- and how she's paying it forward to up-and-coming women in the industry.
Next Woman Up: Megan McLaughlin, Director of Football Information for the Baltimore Ravens
Dec 14, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Baltimore Ravens' Megan McLaughlin takes us inside the week leading up to Baltimore's Wednesday afternoon game in 2020, how she helps players and coaches prepare for game day and more.
Next Woman Up: Lara Juras, EVP and Chief People and Culture Officer for the Minnesota Vikings
Dec 07, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Minnesota Vikings' Lara Juras how human resources has expanded in the sports industry, the organization's response to George Floyd's murder and how those events have shaped its ongoing legacy.
Next Woman Up: Amy Sprangers, Chief Revenue Officer for the Seattle Seahawks
Nov 30, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Seattle Seahawks' Amy Sprangers discusses the key to being a successful Chief Revenue Officer, the driving force behind the organization and her deep commitment to implore others to demand what they deserve.
Next Woman Up: Ashley Lynn, Director of Player Engagement for the New York Giants
Nov 19, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Giants' Ashley Lynn discusses how she came into her own in a role previously held by former players, the process of helping rookies transition to life in the NFL and more.
Next Woman Up: Kim Rometo, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Miami Dolphins
Nov 05, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Dolphins' Kim Rometo discusses the euphoria of hosting a successful Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium, the importance of finding where you fit in an organization and planning for future projects that include the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.
Next Woman Up: Gayle Benson, Owner and Chairman of the New Orleans Saints
Oct 26, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Gayle Benson discusses her primary job as Saints owner and gives advice to women considering a career in the NFL. Plus, what she learned from her late husband, former Saints owner Tom Benson.
Next Woman Up: Tina Tuggle, VP of Community Impact for the Tennessee Titans
Oct 19, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Titans VP of Community Impact Tina Tuggle recalls getting her start in the organization when it moved from Texas to Tennessee, discusses women's progress in the workplace and shares key moments of her NFL career.
Next Woman Up: Tina D'Orazio, SVP and chief of staff for the Philadelphia Eagles
Oct 13, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Eagles SVP Tina D'Orazio discusses how the organization is at the forefront of inclusivity thanks to owner Jeffrey Lurie, what it was like being part of a head-coaching search and more.
Next Woman Up: Katie Blackburn, Executive Vice President for the Cincinnati Bengals
Sep 29, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, Bengals EVP Katie Blackburn discusses player contract negotiations, what she's learned from her father, owner Mike Brown, and the joy of watching her daughters take action within the organization.
Next Woman Up: Charlotte Jones, EVP and Chief Brand Officer for the Dallas Cowboys
Sep 07, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, the Cowboys' Charlotte Jones discusses her influence on moving the team's training camp to Texas in 1990, the incredible detail that went into AT&T Stadium and the unwavering support of her father, Jerry.
Next Woman Up: Hannah Gordon, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for the 49ers
Sep 02, 2021
In this installment of the Next Woman Up series, 49ers' Hannah Gordon discusses the humble start to her career, what's next and the great advice she received from Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren.
2020 NFL Draft: Austin Jackson inspired by sister's fight to live
Mar 13, 2020
USC OT Austin Jackson gained a new appreciation for football after making a decision to help his sister in her fight against a rare disorder last year. A top-tier draft prospect, Jackson dives into his inspirations and biggest challenge.