Voice in Sport™ is on a mission to bring more visibility to girls and women in sport and elevate their voice. Sport Industry Executive, Advocate, Former Athlete and Founder of VIS™, Stef Strack explores the journey of girls and women in sport by sharing untold stories on topics rarely discussed like mental health, body image, sports science and nutrition.
Julia Landauer, Champion Race Car Driver in a sport where men and women compete against each other, and VIS League Mentor, speaks about her journey with sexism in racing, sponsorships and dealing with bad races!
Blake Bolden is a professional Ice Hockey player for the Boston Blades, where she won two national titles and works to pave the way in the sport for young black girls such as herself!
Dr. Stacy Sims, VIS Expert, shares her expertise and experiences as an athlete to discuss the underrepresentation of women in scientific studies, the misconceptions about women’s physiology, and the myths relating to our periods.
Sierra Brooks, a gymnast at the University of Michigan, NCAA Champion, 2022 Big 10 Gymnast of the Year, and 13x All-American shares with us her dedicated relationship with athletics, academics, and discusses what it takes to be a great leader!
Chari Hawkins, the 2022 US Indoor Champion in the Heptathlon, and creator of the “30 Days with Chari” program, talks about mental health and the importance of her program for young athletes in the VIS community.
In this week’s episode, we are talking with VIS League Mentor, professional runner for Nike and Stanford alumna, Vanessa Fraser, speaks about how she recovered from her double Achilles surgery, and how she pursues her audaciously big goals!
Courtney Gano, a pro softball player for Athletes Unlimited & Team USA, shares how vulnerability, injury recovery, and mental health challenges have shaped her highly successful softball career.
In this special series for National Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Kristin Tugman breaks down seven common myths about suicide & gives us ways in which we can have better conversations about mental health in order to prevent future suicides.
In a special series for September, National Suicide Prevention Month, VIS Expert, Dr Kimberly O’Brien discusses suicide prevention for student-athletes. She shares important resources and ways that we can speak about suicide.
Canadian Olympian turned sports agent, Georgia Simmerling, and Maddy Price, Tokyo Olympian in the 400m, give us tips on what to look for in an agent, what to avoid, and how to advocate for ourselves when beginning to work with an agency.
Sika speaks about visibility for Black women in sports & what it took her to become the first pro black woman triathlete. She shares how she overcame a terrible bike crash and helps us understand how we can better support Black women athletes.
Paralympic track and field athlete, Scout Bassett, joins us on the VIS Podcast to talk about her childhood as an adoptee from China, overcoming adversity and disability, and important life lessons that go beyond the realm of sports.
Olympian, and professional rock climber, Kyra Condie, talks about the highs and lows of joining a male dominated sport, what it was like being one of the first rock climbers in the Olympics, and maintaining self-care as an athlete.
Allie Ostrander, a graduate of Boise State and NCAA Steeplechase Champion in 2017, 2018, and 2019 shares her journey with disordered eating.
Kayla Wood, a professional lacrosse player in the Athletes Unlimited league, former member of the UNC women’s lacrosse team, and three time ACC champion shares with us her unique college recruitment process.
Melissa Humana Paredes, a pro beach volleyball player, 6x FIVB Gold Medalist, 12x FIVB Medalist, and a World Champion shares the mistakes and errors she’s made along the way, and how she learned to grow from them.
Team Canada High Diver Molly Carlson & three time NCAA All American Diver, speaks about her journey in diving, her mental health challenges and body image struggles, and her social media efforts promoting mental health awareness.
Olympic Gold medalist in Tokyo and English swimming star, Anna Hopkin, shares her journey in sports. Anna explains how stepping away from the sport for four years in her teenage years helped her find balance and learn to love swimming again.
Jamaican-American hurdler, CeCé Telfer, shares her journey to becoming the first openly trans-gender woman to win an NCAA title.
Olympian Hailey Swirbul, a professional cross country skier, shares her experiences with an eating disorder, anxiety, and depression.
On Global Running Day, professional heptathlete Chari Hawkins, the 2022 USA Indoor Champion in the heptathlon shares her journey with sports and mental health.
Annie Kunz, professional heptathlete and olympian at the 2021 Tokyo olympics shares with us her journey with mental health, nutrition, and body image.
Monica Abbott is one of softball’s greatest, with 4 World Championships, 2 Olympic medals, 3 Canada Cup titles, and 5 National Pro Fastpitch Championships!
Haleigh Washington, Olympic gold medalist, pro volleyball player and VIS League Mentor speaks about how she got into the sport, playing abroad and her Olympic experience!
Laura Thweatt, pro marathoner and VIS League™ mentor speaks about her experience with underfueling and how she found her path to success.
Karelle Edwards, a 5x Team Canada hurdler, licensed mental health counselor and mental performance consultant, and co-owner of Embrace Your Pace, shares how she advocates for change in sports, especially around abusive coaching relationships.
VIS Expert, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University, Dr. Emily Kraus, shares injury prevention tips, ways to prevent RED-S & the female athlete triad, and the gap in medicine research between male and female athletes.
Kate Courtney, 2020 Olympic mountain biker, Team USA member, RedBull athlete, and World Cup champion shares her journey in sport.
VIS Expert™ Carrie Jackson, a mental performance consultant specialising in mental training, resilience and injury psychology shares how to overcome injuries and come out stronger than ever.
Katie Rainsberger, professional middle distance runner and recent graduate of the University of Washington shares how the pressure to perform impacted her fueling & lead her to develop a cycle of injuries.
Kelsey Robinson, VIS League mentor, Olympic volleyball player, photographer, blogger, and now designer speaks with us about the release of her new clothing line, the Kelsey Marie Capsule Collection!
Jaylyn Agnew, VIS League member and WNBA player shares her journey with being drafted, going abroad, and facing a season-ending injury during a global pandemic. Jaylyn speaks about regaining strength and confidence amidst such an uncertain period.
Olympic silver medalist and collegiate swimmer at the University of Virginia, Emma Weyant, shares her journey in sport, reminding us that confidence comes from preparation, & success comes from stepping out of your comfort zone.
Gwen Jorgensen, professional marathoner and Gold Medalist in the triathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympics, as well as 17-time ITU World Triathlon Series Winner, shares her journey in sports.
Breezy is fast and fierce on the hill, landing her on the world cup podium seven times. How does she do it?
Gia Trevisan, VIS League™ Mentor & professional 400 meter runner for Team Italy, explains the importance of having a growth mindset in training and in competition.
As the VP of Performance Science at WHOOP, Kristen explains how data surrounding sleep, nutrition, periods and more can be used and applied to shifting our everyday habits in order to improve our athletic performance.
In this episode, a good listen for parents and athletes alike, we unpack the transitions that Gabby has tackled and she advises us on how to adapt through change with both grit and grace.
Lydia Jacoby, a Gold and Silver Medalist at the 2020 Olympics, shares her journey to Tokyo.
Ifeoma Onumonu, a professional soccer player for FC Gotham and a member of the Nigerian National Team shares her journey in sport and advocacy.
Lydia Williams, goalkeeper for both Arsenal & the Australia Women's National Soccer Team shares her personal experiences & gives us advice on family dynamics, cultural disparities, empowerment, & overcoming obstacles.
Jordan Chiles, a 9x Team USA Gymnastics member and a Tokyo Olympic Silver medalist, shares the importance of having a strong support system.
VIS Expert Megan Roche discusses The Female Athlete Triad and RED-S. We discuss the importance of fueling our bodies right in order to achieve our athletic goals and to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
Hilary Knight, Team USA Hockey player reminds us we need to change the future of women’s sports not only for ourselves, but for a whole generation of athletes following in our footsteps.
Cayla George, a current WNBL basketball player in Australia, describes her journey in the professional world, the recent start of her mentorship program, and balancing life outside of sports.
European Indoor champion, World Indoor champion and British national champion Perri Shakes Drayton talks about the ups and downs of her career in the athletics world.
Madison Hammond, a professional soccer player for the OL Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League describes her decision to go pro and her journey to becoming the first indigenous and African American player in the league.
Georgie Bruinvels, PhD, research scientist at Orreco, specializes in research on the menstrual cycle and women athletes and walks us through her process in today's episode.
Jasmyne Spencer, a Professional Soccer player for the Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League takes us through her journey in sports and becoming an entrepreneur.
Kylie Ohlmiller, Pro Lacrosse player, shares the challenges she faced in her lacrosse career, and the lessons she learned during her time in college and on Team USA.
Angie Asche, VIS Expert™ and registered dietitian speaks out about the importance of fuelling for women athletes. She reminds us all, that food is so much more than just fuel and that there is no one perfect way to eat.
Brisa Hennessy, Professional Surfer of the World Surf League and VIS League™ Member, shares her experience growing up surfing including her holistic approach to sport and life as she continually seeks to balance mind, body and nutrition.
Nina O’Brien, Pro Alpine Skier, opens up about the highs and lows she faced in her career and how she built her confidence. She reminds us that our dreams aren't far away, if we believe in ourselves and are willing to put in the work.
Maddie Alm, Professional Runner and Registered Dietitian (RD), joins us to demystify common phrases and challenges surrounding sports nutrition, in effort to help us fuel ourselves properly and reach our greatest potential.
Nikki Hiltz, Professional Runner, discusses her journey in sport; coming out to friends, family, and teammates; the ins and outs of transferring schools; and her advice for staying grounded as a pro runner.
Dani Weatherholt, Pro Soccer Player, shares her journey in sport, and reminds us all to only focus on what we can control and how developing a positive mindset and support system are essential in sport and beyond.
The founders of SoccerGrlProbs, a viral social media platform turned lifestyle brand, discuss how they've endeavored to empower the women's sports community in the fight for equal pay and increasing sports media coverage for women athletes.
AJ Andrews, Professional Softball Player, speaks out about the challenges she faces as a black woman in the predominantly white sport of softball. She reminds us to love ourselves not in spite of our skin color, but because of it.
Elyse Kopecky, Author, Runner, and mom, shares her experience of not getting a natural period until age 30, facing many injuries in her running career and eventually learning how to fuel and changing her whole food philosophy.
Sophie Cunningham, WNBA player for the Phoenix Mercury, shares the power of hard work and a positive mindset throughout the difficult transitions from high school to college and from college to the WNBA.
Michelle Tumolo, Team USA Lacrosse Player and D1 Lacrosse Coach, discusses her journey with her LGBTQ+identity and finding her voice while rising to the top level of her sport.
Lynn Williams, Pro Soccer Player, speaks out about her experiences as a black woman athlete in the predominantly white sport of soccer and how she has dedicated herself to driving change in the soccer world.
Alice McKennis Duran, Olympic Alpine Ski Racer, shares her inspiring journey overcoming four major injuries during her pro career and the importance of listening to our bodies, creating a strong support system, and building mental strength.
Carla Williams, the first Black woman Athletic Director in a Power 5 school and former Division I basketball player, shares her journey through the world of sports, and how her belief in herself led to her successes today.
Tziara King, Professional Soccer Player, shares her journey through becoming an outstanding soccer player in her rookie season and, more importantly, finding her voice as an outstanding leader off of the field.
Brittany Brown, Team USA Track & Field athlete, joins us on this week's episode to speak about the lessons she has learned throughout major transitions during her athletic journey.
Colleen Quigley, Professional Runner and Olympian, shares her incredible journey navigating the mental side of sport. Colleen discusses the power of journaling, meditation, and therapy in sport and beyond.
JaNay Honest, Sports Broadcaster and Former gymnast at UCLA, shares her time as a walk-on at UCLA and highlights the powerful message that no dream is unattainable.
Grayson Murphy, Professional Runner, opens up about topics such as transferring schools, changing sports, switching pro groups, physical changes, and navigating performance anxiety, all in the pursuit of becoming the best version of herself.
Ella Eastin, Professional Swimmer, shares her journey in sport through her struggles and triumphs surrounding nutrition and body image. She reminds us that our bodies are strong and powerful, and that we must always listen to and love our bodies.
Jade & Jasmine Baker share their experiences growing up as young black women athletes as we dive deep into the topics of racism, privilege, microaggressions, the burden of representation, and the need to raise our voices and fight for change.
Jenna Gray, Professional Volleyball Player, shares her journey in sport as a 2 sport D1 athlete, and she discusses the challenges she faced with confidence, seeking validation from others and finding balance in sport and life.
Kendall Ellis, Professional Runner, dives into the transition from high school to college, the truth about becoming a pro, and her battle with performance anxiety, confidence, and mental health and how she ultimately overcame these obstacles.
Betsy Brandon, Pro Soccer Player, sheds light on confidence, body image, and overcoming physical and mental battles with an objective mindset and faith. She reminds us that our worth is not defined by what we do, but rather by who we are as people.
Emma Gee, Division 1 runner discusses her journey as the first-ever openly LGBTQ+ athlete at BYU, and she reminds us while we may be faced with resistance and judgment in finding our truth, nothing beats the feeling of being true to ourselves.
Kayla McCoy, Professional Soccer Player openly speaks about her journey in sport and all the highs and lows with injuries, nutrition, balance, and the transition from the college level to pro.
Elise Cranny, Professional Runner, speaks openly about her incredible journey in sport and provides invaluable insights surrounding nutrition, body image, periods, injuries, and confidence.
Emily Day, Professional Beach Volleyball Player, shares the highs and lows of her incredible journey in sport, and she reminds us of the importance of hard work, a positive mind, and finding our true passion in sport and in life.
Marie McCool, Team USA Lacrosse Player, shares her journey in sport and sheds light on topics such as avoiding burnout in sport, the importance of communication, and the power of building confidence in sport and in life.
Mary Cain, Professional Runner, opens up about the abuse that she faced from her coach in the Nike Oregon Project, and she discusses how she overcame these challenges to become an even better woman athlete today.
Imani Dorsey, NWSL Soccer Player, discusses her incredible journey in sport, sheds light on her challenges with mental health, and emphasizes the importance of balance and a strong support system in molding our lives on and off of the field.
Elizabeth Williams, WNBA Player, discusses her journey in sport, and she shares the importance of building a strong support system, women empowering other women, working hard, and using our voices to change more than just the game.
Kathryn Plummer, Professional Volleyball Player, shares her incredible journey in sport and offers a powerful perspective on being vulnerable and asking for help, and she reminds us to embrace our athletic bodies and to be gentle with ourselves.
Darian Jenkins, NWSL Soccer Player, discusses the highs and lows of her journey in sport. She also shares untold stories of her struggles with body image and doubt, and how she overcame these challenges in order to perform at the highest level.
Rachael Adams, Professional Volleyball Player, describes her journey in sport as rewarding, perfectly imperfect, and fun. Rachael shares the importance of learning every day, positive self-talk, nutrition, and enjoying the journey.
Jordan DiBiasi, NWSL Soccer Player, shares her journey in sport and discusses the adversity and opportunities she faced along the way. She emphasizes the importance of adaptability, positive self-talk, and a strong support system.
Abbey Weitzel, Professional Swimmer and Olympian, describes her journey in sport as unsteady, happy, and inspiring. Abbey shares the ups and downs of her journey and provides a powerful perspective on body image, confidence, happiness, and balance.
Taylor Cummings, Member of Team USA Lacrosse, shares her journey in sport, from the youth level to the WPLL. She emphasizes the importance of a strong mind and body by shedding light on her challenges with self-confidence and body image.
Alanna Smith, WNBA Player, describes her journey in sport as rocky, rewarding, and relentless. She shares the untold mental health struggles that she faced and how she overcame them with a strong support system, gratitude, and passion for the game.
Lia Neal, Professional Swimmer and 2x Olympic Medalist, discusses her incredible journey in sport as she shares her mindset while facing adversity in sport, the importance of resisting self-comparison, and the power in finding your purpose.
Paige Monaghan, Sky Blue FC NWSL player, 2x All-Big East First Team player at Butler University and the 2017 All-Big East Offensive Player of the Year, shares her journey in the sport of soccer and highlights the important role of others.
Simi Adeagbo, Olympic Skeleton Racer, describes her journey in sport as uncomfortable, purposeful, and fun. She shares how mental toughness, determination, and heart have guided her to success in sport and an even greater impact on the world.
Kiah Stokes, WNBA player and 3x National Champion, discusses the college recruitment process, the transition to a D1 university, and the power of visualization, and she shares her advice on how to achieve success in sport and beyond.
Kikkan Randal, 5x Olympic Cross Country Ski Racer, describes her journey in sport as strong, patient, and fun. She emphasizes the importace of dreaming big, creating a plan, establishing a strong support system, and visualizing our success.
Kelsey Robinson, Pro Volleyball Player, describes her journey in sport as one of discovery, passion and commitment. Kelsey shares the obstacles she overcame and the importance of confidence and nutrition in finding “your power” on the court.