This NFL Forum Will Encourage More Female Football Coaches and Scouts

This NFL Forum Will Encourage More Female Football Coaches and Scouts


Jan 26, 2017

In an effort to bring more women into coaching and scouting roles, National Football League (NFL) Chief Information Officer, Michelle McKenna-Doyle and other powerful females in the league will participate in a "career-development forum," according to ESPNW.

The forum, which will span the length of two days, will begin Thursday with an audience filled with more than 200 international female tackle football players who could potentially become excellent future coaches and scouts for the NFL.

With speakers ranging from former WNBA coach Stephanie Rivera, and former Miami Dolphins executive Dawn Aponte, the forum will encourage more firsts for women in the football league, following in the footsteps of the first female full-time official, Sarah Thomas, and the first full-time female to work on an NFL coach staff, Kathryn Smith.

What's more? All forum participants will have the opportunity to put their names in a database for future NFL jobs.

"The hope is that one day a woman from this audience might be using McKenna-Doyle's technology by donning her own headset as a member of an NFL coaching staff."

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