Saying that we’re all for female empowerment is stating the obvious just a tad, which is why we're so excited by the announcement of Nike's latest podcast, The Fenom Effect, dedicated to elevating the voices of female athletes in the region.
Designed to challenge the narrative surrounding being a female athlete, The Fenom Effect will welcome a range of sportswomen to share their stories and perspectives on being female in sport and the societal barriers it can bring. Not stopping there, other subjects touched upon include confidence, representation and equality.
Kicking off with football player Abby Wambach, the topics covered were gender and pay equality (two of our favourites), leadership and representation. To follow on 16 November will be skateboarder Lacey Baker who will discuss being your authentic self. Then on 23 November, Carissa Moore the surfer will be talking confidence, pressure and finding joy in sport.
Then snowboarder Chloe Kim is booked in on 30 November to chat about growing up in the limelight, overcoming bullying and pushing sport forward. One of our favourites, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will be on the podcast on 7 December discussing equality, modesty and representation, followed by basketball player Maya Moore on 14 December talking about social justice, overcoming external pressures and being the best version of yourself. All relevant, all important and all fascinating.
Redefining the future of sport for women, the podcast presents new role models for young girls out there and is not to be missed. And obviously, what's brilliant is that you can download and listen to any of them any time after they've aired.
To listen and download The Fenom Effect, click here.