MAKERS: Women Who Make America is an ongoing initiative founded by Dyllan McGee and developed by AOL and PBS that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled. The series showcases thousands of compelling stories from the trailblazing women of today and tomorrow.
Lisa Leslie, a four-time Olympic athlete and one of the most iconic WNBA players in the history of the league, is being honored in a special milestone episode of MAKERS (the 200th feature) on Women’s Equality Day, this Monday, August 26. During the interview Lisa discusses the difficulty women’s sports often has finding a place in a male-dominated sports world, how she feels she broke through and earned the respect of media and her male counterparts in the NBA with the legendary first dunk in the WNBA in 2002, the challenges she faces being a mother and a travelling athlete, and her excitement in seeing the sport grow and the new opportunities opening up for women.
A teaser of the video can be seen here.