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HERstory: Robyn M. Neal


Kyla SanfordKyla Sanford
March 29, 2021

As we all know the sports field is dominated by men, thus, an overall lack of representation for women in within sports, yet I find this is not something that intimidates me, just like how it definitely did not intimidate Robyn M. Neal. Robyn is a Digital Content Creator for the Boston Celtics and creator of the Sports Playbook, a resource that helps people find their next job within the vast world of sports whether they aim to be a reporter, player, marketer, etc.

Robyn M. Neal is one of the women who has inspired me to do this. I didn't learn about her until recently off of a TikTok, but along with her, I plan to change the face of sports! Her efforts of consistently breaking the mold and creating space for women inspired me to become a sports marketer, specifically, for women's teams.

For example, I believe the WNBA does not get the deserved credit, recognition, and attention it should as evident by their pay gap – almost a whopping seven (7) billion dollars – in comparison to their male counterparts. Personally, I think women are just as capable of participating in sports, sports discussions, and business as men are and should have a spot at the table or on the court.

For more educational reading on WNBA/sports inequities, please find the below resources.

Why do WNBA players earn 7 times less than their counterparts in the NBA?

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