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What’s your favorite soccer memory? When Sacramento Republic FC won the USL Championship in 2014, our first year as a club. What do you think is the greatest thing about women’s soccer or working in soccer?  Women’s soccer has been experiencing a slow climb over the past few years and has seen an explosion over […]

WIS squad, we need all United Soccer Coaches members to get behind 2023 Board of Directors candidate Sarah Dwyer-Shick. Sarah brings so much to the WIS network and we have no doubt she’ll make a fantastic candidate. WIS Founder Courtney Carroll Levinsohn explains why Sarah deserves your vote: “It is with tremendous pride we endorse […]

Green graphic showing Crystal Cuevas' WIS playercard, and a quote about how she used the network to hire two interns for her company FindHerFootball, and the words "WIS WINS."

WIS WIN FOR CRYSTAL!

Billie Jean King said at the NWSL Score More For Title IX Summit, “We are all influencers.” We believe it, Billie, and at WIS we’re spotlighting the influence we see our members, like Crystal Cuevas, have on supporting the careers of future leaders in this game. Crystal, we’re thrilled you were able to leverage the […]

Green graphic showing the name Christina Froelich, a view of Christina's WIS playercard, a quote and words "WIS WIN."

WIS WIN FOR CHRISTINA!

Gratitude is one of our favorite practices. Today we’re giving a shout out to Christina Froelich to say congratulations on over a full-year of working in the soccer industry.  Christina you crushed it! Congrats on your WIS Win and breaking into the industry. We’re so proud that through WIS’ network connections and advice you were […]

WIS WIN GRAPHIC SHOWING SOPHIA ACHAR'S WIS PLAYERCARD, A QUOTE FORM SOPHIA ABOUT HOW WIS SUPPORTED HER IN FINDING AN INTERNSHIP POSITION, A GRAPHIC OF A SOCCER BALL WITH THE WORDS "HIRED" AND THE WORDS "WIS WINS"

WIS WIN FOR SOPHIA!

Our gratitude campaign this season for our WIS members who are making a special impact in soccer continues today with our shout out to Sophia Achar.  Kudos to you Sophia for landing the NWSL Championship media internship position with FindHerFootball. What an incredible way to be part of the ending of this historic NWSL season! […]

Corinne Counsell Playercard, with three stats on using the WIS Network, a quote from corinne: ""Women in Soccer originally made me realize, oh, I could actually work in soccer. Plus, I think the way in which WIS communicates to prospective 'women in soccer' candidates helped me envision a career in soccer for myself, aligned with my values." and the words WIS WINS

WIS WIN FOR CORINNE!

We have a WIS Win! A “WIS Win” is a celebration of something successful that happened to you in the network or as a result of this incredible community. As a network we prioritize access and opportunities for our members, especially when it comes to professional development opportunities. And we believe celebrating wins not only […]

MEET MELISSA ORTIZ

Name: Melissa Ortiz Pronouns: She/her  Position: Former pro player, soccer analyst, social media influencer and co-founder of Kickoff Coffee Co Catchphrases: #TheHustle; “Vamos que vamos”—let’s go, let’s go! Go-to coffee order: Pour over black.  What’s your favorite soccer memory?  My debut with the U20 Colombian National Team and scoring against Germany during the World Cup.  […]

Meet Lisa Wrightsman

Name: Lisa Wrightsman  Pronouns: She/hers Position: Managing Director of Sacramento’s Street Soccer USA and the founder of Lady Salamanders. Mantra: “Why not?” I think of this whenever it’s questioned why I do the work I do. What’s your favorite soccer memory?  I’ve had some crazy high moments coaching with Street Soccer players. We have had […]

Member Spotlight: Meet Sandra

    Name: Sandra Velez-Lopez Pronouns: She/Her  @sandras_sports_shots and @number1_soccer_mom Sentiments to live by: I shoot because I love it, not because I have to.  What’s your favorite soccer memory?  The first time I took my family to watch the USWNT play. It was particularly special to us because the match was USA vs. Mexico and […]

Member Spotlight: Meet Erica

Name: Erica Harris Pronouns: She/Hers  Position: Founder and Chief Purpose Coach for PurposeFULL Seed Catchphrase: I don’t have your answers, but I do have the questions that will lead you to the answers within you! What’s your favorite soccer memory? Brandi Chastain’s penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup is definitely one that is etched […]