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Women in Sports

The Chicago Wolves are proud to continue our support of equality and equity in sports through Women in Sports initiatives.

The organization recognizes the accomplishments of female athletes, front office personnel, media members and all those dedicated to raising awareness about the positive aspects of sports for girls and women.


Courtney Mahoney – President of Operations

“I love working in sports. I feel like it is such a privilege to be in a position to give back to the community and hopefully make a difference for the organization and fans with which we work. And to be a female in this industry is amazing – each and every day, we see more and more women in leadership and coaching roles crushing it and I’m inspired on a daily basis, not only from the women in our organization, but from all industries.”

Favorite Female Athletes: Megan Rapinoe and Mia Hamm

Samantha Davis – Vice President of Ticket Sales

“Early on in my career, I was told that women would never be able to reach a high ranking on the business side. Day to day I think about how lucky I am that I didn’t stop trying and that I now get an opportunity to change the narrative and hopefully be a mentor to young women looking to break into the industry. There is also nothing better than seeing a young team or family come together, make memories and experience a game I love.”

Favorite Female Athletes: Manon Rheaume & Kristi Yamaguchi

Stefanie Evans – Senior Director of Program Development

“My favorite thing about working in sports is creating lifelong memories for people who come into contact with the Wolves brand.”

Favorite Female Athlete: Alex Morgan

Jacqueline Schroeder – Senior Director of Ticket Retention & Services

“The best thing about working in sports is the relationships you build–not just with other co-workers within the industry but with the fans who support the team as well.”

Favorite Female Athletes: Jennie Finch (Daigle), Shawn Johnson and Lindsey Vonn


Anna Wagner – E-Business Specialist

“My favorite thing about working in sports is absorbing the excitement and watching fans create special memories with their people.”

Favorite Female Athlete: Alex Morgan


Claire Barresi – Community Relations Coordinator

“My favorite thing about working in sports is the ability it has to bring people together; I hope I can one day inspire other women to believe that the world of sports needs more minds like ours.”

Favorite Female Athlete: Julie Ertz

Sydney Rosinski – Corporate Partnerships Executive

“My favorite thing about working in sports is being a part of giving people an experience that they look forward to. It’s a great feeling to see how happy fans are at Allstate Arena on game day.”

Favorite Female Athlete: Alex Morgan

Colette Hankin – Ticket Sales and Services Coordinator

“My favorite thing about working in sports is having the ability to create the feeling that someone at any age can feel like they are a little kid again and escape everyday life even just for a few hours. Also, the power to create a positive impact on people’s lives with the smallest of gestures.”

Favorite Female Athletes: Shawn Johnson and Simone Biles


Rebecca Erken – Inside Sales Representative

“My favorite thing about working in sports is helping others to create lifelong memories like the one that I have from when I was little.”

Favorite Female Athlete: Simone Biles


websites/organizations supporting women in sports
CHICAGO WOLVES favorite female athletes
Tory Dello Nelly Korda
Matt Donovan Serena Williams
Hudson Elynuik

Serena Williams

Tyson Feist Serena Williams
Dominic Franco Caitlin Clark 
Kyle Marino  Ronda Rousey
Connor McClennon Nelly Korda
Isaac Ratcliffe Coco Gauff
Adam Scheel Alex Morgan 
Cole Schneider Maya Moore
Chris Terry Nelly Korda
Hank Crone Nelly Korda



Since the early days of modern, organized sports, women have fought for equity in sports, from equal wages among male and female athletes to simply the right to take the field. From modern day superstars to the early advocates for women’s place in sports, female athletes have been making their mark on athletics for centuries. Myths surrounding women included those that women could harm themselves if they participated in sports and might also make them unattractive to men.

Despite this, in the late 1800s and early 1900s, informal athletic clubs had begun to form, and in the 1900 Olympics, 22 women competed alongside men in events such as sailing, croquet, equestrian, tennis and lawn golf. In 1922, the first Women’s Olympic Games took place in Paris, where women competed in more physically demanding events such as shot put. The 1940s saw the introduction of the first women’s professional sports league, with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

While the 1950s and 60s saw some advancements for women in sports, particularly at the Olympic level, it wouldn’t be until the passage of Title IX of the Education Act in 1972 that women were allowed equal opportunity in education and in sport. Prior to Title IX, there were fewer than 30,000 collegiate athletes in the U.S. By 2012, that number had risen to 190,000. While equal access to opportunity in sports is guaranteed under law, the fight for true equality continues to this day.

Pay inequity for female athletes has been a point of contention in recent years, as women were earning lower wages as athletes in organizations such as the WNBA, USA Hockey and the United States Soccer Federation. Women were also  earning less prize money in competitions such as Wimbledon and the World Surf League’s Championship Tour. Despite barriers, women have fought—and continue to fight—to be seen as equal in their athletic capabilities.

Title IX

What does Title IX mean for women in sports? Title IX is a federal law that requires all educational institutions in the U.S. to reward and treat male and female athletes equally. Along with that, it also ensures the prevention of discrimination when it comes to accessing sports facilities, training centers, equipment and other support provided to sport programs.

CHICAGO WOLVES coaching STAFF’S favorite female athletes
 Bob Nardella – Head Coach
Alex Morgan
Bill Gardner – Color Analyst
Brooke Henderson
Jason Shaver – Play-by-play
Candace Parker
Kevin Kacer – Head Trainer Alex Morgan
Bill Bentley – Assistant General Manager Mia Hamm
Wendell Young – General Manager Mikaela Shiffrin
Gene Ubriaco – Senior Advisor Manon Rheaume