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Jan 11, 2021

Host Rekaya Gibson has a great conversation with Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight who is the president of the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF). Knight is the first African American woman inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. She discusses WSF’s goals for 2021. Also, she shares why she recently launched PSK Collective, a clothing line that promotes inclusivity, empowerment, and equality.

About Phaidra Knight

Phaidra Knight, J.D. is President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, sports media talent, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and mixed martial artist. One of the premier players in the sport of rugby, she made three appearances in the Rugby World Cup, was selected as the top player in the world in two different positions, was named the USA Rugby Player of the Decade in 2010, and became the first African American and eighth woman inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. In 2017, Knight was named head coach of the newly formed Monroe College women’s rugby team in the Bronx, New York, and she has served as a director and coach of Play Rugby USA, the premier Olympic nonprofit dedicated to reaching kids in underserved communities in New York.

Knight is also an entrepreneur and recently launched PSK Collective, a fusion of activewear and streetwear for girls and women, and she is the founder of PeaK Unleashed, a non-profit organization devoted to cultivating personal and physical development of marginalized youth through rugby and yoga. She is a keynote speaker, addressing many audiences on leadership, resilience, LGBTQ rights, race, and anti-bullying. Concurrently, Knight works as a Rugby Analyst for NBC Sports, ESPN, and CBS Sports, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Women’s Sports Foundation. Connect with her on Instagram at PhaidraKnight or on Twitter @PhaidraKnight.

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