“I knew what we were fighting for was way bigger than us…and transcended our sport.”
Hilary Knight is the top women’s hockey player on the planet. She’s a multiple-time Olympian, 7-time gold medal winner of the Ice Hockey World Championships, all-time career point scorer and 2-time National Champion at Wisconsin. She has sponsorship deals with Nike, Red Bull, Visa, GoPro, and more. She’s even practiced with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, telling us “cracking a roster spot is next on the list.”
As impressive as she is on the ice, she’s also highly marketable. However, her most impressive quality is her cumulating approach to impacting women’s sports and giving back to the next generation of female athletes.
In 2016, Knight and her teammates protested USA Hockey, demanding an equal compensation, accommodation, and marketing allocation to their male counterparts. They threatened to hold out of the 2016 Ice Hockey World Championships and the subsequent Olympic Games if they weren’t treated equitably. Find out what happened next on this week’s episode.
I’m your host Paul Rabil and welcome to “Suiting Up Podcast,” a show where I delve into the stories of some of today’s leading athletes, entrepreneurs, and entertainers, interviewing them and unpacking the psychology of their success.
Hilary Knight: Team USA Hockey Player & Activist
Suiting Up is an interview style podcast featuring lacrosse star and entrepreneur, Paul Rabil. Rabil, a 2x Major League Lacrosse MVP, splits his time between the gym and office, where he manages an OTT subscription platform and an event company, directs his foundation focused on learning differences and oversees a lengthy investment portfolio. This balancing act has become the new norm for athletes who seek to strike while the iron is hot both on the field and in the boardroom and it’s a challenge that requires more than just good time management. This podcast will explore the playbook of tools, technologies and strategies that athletes use to succeed.