Britball’s Phoebe Schecter to Join NFL’s ‘Women’s Careers In Football’ Forum

Britball’s busiest lady, Phoebe Schecter, certainly isn’t resting on her laurels from an incredibly exciting 2017, as she continues to do an outstanding job of repping both Britball, and women in sport, on the international scene.

Later this month Phoebe will join a prestigious forum of 50 women that will feature panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking sessions aimed to educate and prepare women for careers in Football Operations, including coaching, officiating, scouting and football front office positions.

Per NFL Communications:


As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, the National Football League will host its second WOMEN’S CAREERS IN FOOTBALL FORUM January 26-27 during PRO BOWL WEEK. Fifty women, selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants and representing five countries (United States, Canada, Panama, Germany and Australia), will participate in the second-annual event in Orlando. The Forum will feature panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking sessions aimed to educate and prepare women for careers in Football Operations, including coaching, officiating, scouting and football front office positions.

Twenty-two of the women who participated in the inaugural Forum secured positions in Football Operations across the professional, collegiate and high school levels, including nine who obtained internships in the NFL (see chart below).

Participants will have the opportunity to connect and learn from executives and industry experts representing the NFL, NCAA, Canadian Football League (CFL), Women’s Leaders in College Sports, among other organizations and academic institutions.

Featured speakers and presenters will include CFL Commissioner RANDY AMBROSIE, NFL Chief Football Administration Officer DAWN APONTE, Glazer Family Foundation Co-President DARCIE GLAZER KASSEWITZ (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Women’s Leaders in College Sports Chief Executive Officer PATTI PHILLIPS, Atlanta Falcons Assistant General Manager SCOTT PIOLI, CFL Toronto Argonauts General Manager JIM POPP, NFL Director of Football Development SAMANTHA RAPOPORT, Carolina Panthers Head Coach RON RIVERA, Stanford University Head Coach DAVID SHAW, and Minnesota Vikings Chief Operating Officer KEVIN WARREN.

Forum sessions include: “Career Paths in Football Operations,” “How to Succeed in the Culture of Football,” and “NFL, CFL, Collegiate and High School Football: Where Should I Start?”. In addition, each participant will create an action plan to help achieve the next steps in their football careers.

For more information on the NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum and the league’s diversity initiatives, visit operations.nfl.com.

2017 NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum Participant NFL Football Operations Position
Stephanie Balachko Pittsburgh Steelers Coaching Intern
Callie Brownson New York Jets Scouting Intern
Nausicaa Dellorto NFL Films Production Intern
Rachel Huhn New York Jets Scouting Intern
Stephanie Jackson Minnesota Vikings Scouting Intern
Odessa Jenkins Atlanta Falcons Coaching Intern, Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship Recipient
Marirose Roach New York Jets Scouting Intern
Phoebe Schecter Buffalo Bills Coaching Intern, Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship Recipient
Collette Smith New York Jets Coaching Intern

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