posted 03/29/14 at 3:44am
on Looking ahead to the Sweet 16
The Women Talk Sports Team
WomenTalkSports.com was launched by co-founders Jane Schonberger, Ann Gaffigan and Megan Hueter in 2009. As media professionals and athletes, the trio is keenly aware of the challenges facing women in sports. Visiting the myriad of (mostly male oriented) sports sites on the Web, it was clear that women needed a dedicated platform to celebrate their love of sports and the challenges they face. They (and the guys who love women's sports) also needed a forum to exchange ideas, to debate and engage one another.
Jane Schonberger, Publisher & Editor-in-ChiefJane Schonberger is an award-winning writer/producer and senior level creative executive who has been involved in brand management and intellectual property development for a variety of high profile sports, entertainment and lifestyle brands. She is currently Chief Trailblazer and Editorial Director of Pretty Tough LLC and has served stints as an executive at the Walt Disney Co., Mommy & Me, Inc., Fox and Warner Bros. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Jane is an avid sportswoman who swims, hikes, plays tennis and is part of a Mom's Basketball League. She has two daughters and has been involved in girls' sports as a mentor and coach. Connect on Linkedin.
Find Jane on Twitter at @PrettyTough.
Ann Gaffigan, Chief Technical OfficerAnn Gaffigan is a computer programmer/web systems developer with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska. Gaffigan has her own web development company Gazelle, Inc. and a long list of clients including the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Iowa High School Athletic Association. She has competed professionally in the steeplechase since winning the 3000m steeplechase at the 2004 USA Championships, setting a then-American Record of 9:39.35. She last competed in the 2008 Olympic Trials, finishing 10th.
Find Ann on Twitter at @AnnGaff.
Megan Hueter, Chief Marketing OfficerMegan Hueter is a digital strategist at Catalyst Public Relations in New York City. Megan is a former collegiate basketball player from New Jersey who will never let go of her passion and love for athletic competition. Megan strongly believes that female athletes, partners and business executives can achieve success by creating a community and coming together. A lot of her efforts go toward facilitating these offline relationships. If interested, you can contact Megan at email@example.com. [Note: Everything posted by Megan is her personal opinion and does not necessarily represent the views of her employer or its clients.]
Find Megan on Twitter at @mhueter.
Cara Hawkins, Editor and Social Media Director
Cara Hawkins is a social media community manager and is currently working towards graduating with her masters in advertising from University of Texas. Cara is a former DII runner competing in everything from the 4x400m to Cross Country. She wrote a column on D2 running for 2 years on Flotrack. Cara can be described as a super fan of Track & Field, once even using social media to make it to Oregon to watch USA Track Championships.
Find Cara on Twitter at @carabyrd
Stephanie Perleberg, Communications & Resource ManagerStephanie Perleberg was the 2009 DIII National Champion in the 3000m Steeplechase and describes herself as "passionate about gender equality in sports and in life." She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in May 2010 with her BS in Organizational and Public Communication. Stephanie is in charge of the Women Talk Sports Newsletter, Athlete Directory and Calendar of Events.
Find Stephanie on Twitter at @StephMPerl.