It amazes me that women athletes are still underpaid, under supported, and under appreciated, even Olympians and Paralympians. Today I talk to Flame Bearers founder Jamie Mittelman, who is on a mission to make sure that people of all ages are inspired by women athletes who look and sound like them.
A deep believer in the power of stories to change lives, Jamie Mittelman is deeply committed to elevating as many diverse voices as possible within the world of elite women’s sports. Her background is in media and international nonprofit work, having lived in Bangladesh working at the first liberal arts school for women in Asia. On the media side, Jamie managed a $30 Million portfolio for the conglomerate of Yahoo, The Huffington Post, AOL, and Verizon.
She holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), where with the support of Harvard University’s Innovation Lab and Women and Public Policy Program, Jamie launched Flame Bearers, the first global storytelling platform for women Olympians and Paralympians. Jamie’s work with Flame Bearers reaches 48 countries and recently received multiple Awards in the categories of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Public Service & Activism.
Flame Bearers is a community driving positive change, building connections, and creating a space where women athletes feel valued and empowered to share their stories. We tell stories via podcast, video and live events, giving women Olympians & Paralympians a platform to share their trials and triumphs, discuss what life is like outside the games, what matters most to them, and bring unique perspectives to their stories. These stories deserve to be heard.
We would love to offer the chance to be featured in our community spotlight program, where we spotlight women-indentifying individuals via our social media channels. You can express interest here: https://forms.gle/8nisNksioEJrzKrZA
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