Empowering Girls through Sport with Dr. Kimberly Clay

“Success today is really defined by how you serve.”

– Dr. Kimberly Clay

Her Story of Success…

Dr. Kimberly Clay started Play Like a Girl for a project in her PhD program, but when she saw volunteers coming together to carry on and grow its mission, she realized the organization could become something bigger. Play Like a Girl takes the transferable skills learned from playing sports and uses them to propel young women into STEM careers. To date, Dr. Kim and her team of volunteers have impacted more than 25,000 girls and young women around the world. 

Even outside of her role as CEO of a non-profit, Dr. Kim is dedicated to serving the Nashville community. She’s a member of boards for the YWCA Nashville, the Junior League of Nashville, Tennessee Girls Collaborative and Ellevate Network’s Nashville Chapter. Dr. Kim has been honored for her work with numerous awards, including the 40 under 40 from Xavier University, the Daily Point of Light Award, Toyota’s Everyday Hero Award, and more. 

In This Episode: Dr. Kim tells her inspiring story of starting and growing Play Like a Girl, including some of the biggest success stories she’s seen through her work. She also discusses the importance of partnering with men who want to support other women, and she explains how mentorship can help women of all ages become more confident and successful.

Episode Highlights:

  • Dr. Kim’s story of starting Play Like a Girl (11:50)
  • Play Like a Girl Success stories around helping girls build confidence (22:25)
  • Engaging men in the work of empowering women (29:15)
  • Using your success to uplift others (33:28)
  • Lessons on failure, confidence and mentorship (37:50)

Episode Transcript

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