In recognition of Monday's International Women's Day and Women's History Month in March, MLSsoccer.com's The Call Up has put together a video highlighting the work by female leaders in and around the league and broader soccer sphere.
Highlights include hosts Susannah Collins and Jillian Sakovits conducting interviews with a variety of prominent women who have blazed trails in the soccer world, including:
- Becky G on bringing a women's team to LA and the importance of female ownership
- Columbus Crew SC broadcaster Jordan Angeli on women in prominent roles in soccer
- Katy Nesbitt on her groundbreaking role in an MLS title match as the first woman to referee a championship match in professional men's sports in North America
- US women's national team star Crystal Dunn on NWSL being the first league to bring team sports back in the US during the pandemic
Check it out below:
To celebrate Women’s History Month, MLS WORKS and Women @ MLS are presenting the Soccer For All Speaker Series to highlight trailblazing women on the technical and sporting side of the league.
Various initiatives will be conducted throughout March by MLS to recognize the accomplishments of women on and off the pitch and discuss ways to increase female involvement within the MLS community.
This season, MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s social responsibility platform, will be conducting a new program, the Soccer For All Speaker Series, a season-long program in partnership with the league's employee resource groups (ERGs). The Soccer For All Speaker Series will highlight the voices and discuss topics relevant to commemorative awareness months.