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Women Leaders in Sports Podcast

Oct 20, 2019

On the most recent episode of the Women Leaders Podcast, Patti Phillips is joined by Violet Palmer at the LIVE podcast from the 2019 Women Leaders National Convention in Phoenix by Violet Palmer. Violet is the first woman, the first African-American woman, AND the first openly gay woman to referee in the NBA.

Violet Palmer, who, because she is such a trailblazer, is featured on Makers, Here she shares so many insights about her epic journey to becoming the first. Until Violet came along, the ranks of NBA officials were definitely a “boys club.” Listen in to hear how Violet navigated that, overcame that, and how she became one of the most well-respected and successful referees, male or female, in the league. She has the code to the “boys club” and she shares it with us.

She also shares how to disarm men when you are the only woman and how to use being the only woman as an advantage

Violet is a force for change, and shares so much inspiration in this really fun conversation. I hope you enjoy it, and remember, we are Women Leaders!