• Episode 020 – Kathrine Switzer, Women’s Running Icon and Founder of 261 Fearless

    Kathrine Switzer

    This week’s guest is one of Bobbi-Sue’s idols, Kathrine Switzer. Some of you may not recognize the name, but you will surely recognize the iconic photograph of her from the 1967 Boston Marathon when the race director tried to pull her off of the race course and her boyfriend blocked him. Yeah… THAT’S Kathrine Switzer. She was the first woman to run and complete the Boston Marathon as a registered participant, with a bib number. Kathrine took her celebrity and worked her entire life towards the empowerment of women. First she fought for the Boston Marathon to allow women to officially compete – it took 5 years after her race for that to happen. In 1974, she won the New York City marathon. She started the Avon Women’s Marathon race series which lead to the International Olympic Committee finally bringing the women’s marathon to the Olympics. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011 for creating a social revolution by empowering women around the world through running, Her bib number, 261, has become a symbol for fearlessness among women. When she realized the power that her bib number engendered in other women, she created 261 Fearless, a non-profit organization aims to break down the barriers of geography and create a global community for women runners of all abilities to support, encourage, and inspire each other towards a positive sense of self and fearlessness. In 2017, Kathrine ran the Boston Marathon wearing the same bib number. It was the 50th anniversary of her initial race. Bobbi-Sue fan girls real hard in this episode. It was a dream come true for her.

    Upcoming speaking events:

    • February 23, 2018, East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University’s College of Law Sports Law Symposium
    • February 24, 2018, Amherst, MA, UMass Women of Isenberg Conference
    • March 23, 2018, Tampa, FL, USF Women who Ignite Student Engagement (WISE) Symposium
    • March 26, 2018, Gulfport, FL, Stetson Law Women’s Week Panel

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  • Episode 011 – Laura Moore, Executive Director – Girls on the Run Tampa Bay

    Laura Moore

    Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard speaks with the Executive Director of Girls on the Run Tampa Bay, Laura Moore. Girls on the Run is an organization that uses running to teach girls in 3rd – 5th grades life skills such as confidence, balance, and emotional control. Laura has built the Tampa Bay council from 6 locations to 40 in just 4 years! With a master’s degree in non-profit management, Laura started off at a domestic violence transition program. The women talk about non-profit management, running, domestic violence, and how people can get involved with a non-profit.  Zoey (Bobbi-Sue’s youngest furbaby) makes an appearance from time to time. Bobbi-Sue shares a story about her hooligan days as a track star. It’s a fun conversation with the very bouncy and smart, Laura Moore. Zoey, Bobbi-Sue’s cat, makes an “appearance” from time to time.

    Content warning: The women discuss Laura’s past working at a shelter for women and children in domestic violence situations

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