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June 22, 2020 – From blazing trails to smashing glass ceilings, Sportsnet is celebrating the inspirational contributions of female athletes, builders and rising stars with the premiere of its new interview series, Top of Her Game. Hosted by Tara Slone, the weekly 30-minute episodes explore the lives, careers and accomplishments of some of sport and culture’s fearless females. Top of Her Game premieres Sunday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet NOW with an in-depth discussion with WWE’s Stephanie McMahon and Charlotte Flair.
In addition to weekly televised episodes, which air Sundays at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT over the next several weeks, the interviews will also be available online the following day on sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet’s YouTube channel.
“When it comes to sports and gender, there is still much work to be done to level the playing field in terms of pay, opportunity, representation, and coverage,” said host Tara Slone. “With Top of Her Game, we are using our platform to showcase the power, strength and resilience of the women who have blazed trails and the ones who continue to light the world on fire. These are stories that deserve to be told and journeys that deserve to be chronicled.”
Empowering women through conversation and shining the spotlight on thought-leaders, the interview series features discussions with the following builders and athletes over the next several weeks:
- Stephanie McMahon – WWE | Chief Brand Officer & Charlotte Flair – WWE | 10x Women’s Champion
- Kim Davis – NHL | Senior Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs
- Waneek Horn-Miller – Olympian | First Mohawk woman to compete in Summer Olympic Games
- Mathea Olin – Future Summer Games Olympian | Canada’s first Pan American surfing medallist
- Chantal Petitclerc – Canada’s Most Decorated Paralympian | Quebec Senator
Set to continue the dialogue sparked during Sportsnet’s International Women’s Day celebrations in March – including the milestone all-female broadcast team for an NHL game – Top of Her Game episodes also include complementary contributions from Sportsnet’s own Caroline Cameron, Hazel Mae, Danielle Michaud, Nikki Reyes, Christine Simpson and Evanka Osmak to help weave the incredible tales of these accomplished women.
“Each week, we have the privilege of sharing the stories of women who overcame the odds and laid the foundation for the next generation,” said Sportsnet executive producer Alison Redmond. “In creating Top of Her Game, we honour the work of these ground-breakers by celebrating their contributions, but also by creating a space to have the hard conversations around representation and opportunity in sport for everyone.”
The in-depth discussions will continue this summer on Sportsnet as new episodes of Top of Her Game air each Sunday evening. Broadcast details and future guests will be available online at sportsnet.ca/schedule/ and across Sportsnet’s social media channels.
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