Parity works with over 850 professional women athletes across 70+ sports, from archery to weightlifting.
Our athletes' stories resonate profoundly, showcasing triumphs, tribulations, and unwavering perseverance. They embody the multifaceted nature of individuals, from highly engaged advocates, business owners, and gamers to parents and pet lovers, adding a relatable and human touch to their extraordinary athletic accomplishments.
Here are a few examples of the elite athletes that can help elevate your brand.
Snowboarding & Crossfit
Meet Natalie Allport, an accomplished snowboarder (former Canadian national team) and CrossFit athlete, deeply committed to advocating for athlete mental health. As the host of the ALL IN podcast, she engages her audience with insightful discussions on training, body image, mindset, gender equity in sports, and a plethora of other captivating topics. Through her content creation and sharing, Natalie is empowering athletes and making a positive impact in the sports community.
Meet Shasta Averyhardt, a trailblazing professional golfer from Flint, Michigan. With 9 collegiate golf victories, including 4 individual SWAC conference championships and a conference record of six under par, Shasta's talent shone at Jackson State University, where she studied business with a concentration in accounting. In 2011, she earned her LPGA Tour card, becoming the 4th African American Woman to achieve LPGA Tour Status. Throughout her career, Shasta has won 7 professional tournaments, qualified for the US Women’s Open, and received the 2012 LPGA Symetra Tour Rising Star Award.
Inducted into the JSU Sports Hall of Fame in 2018, she now holds conditional playing status on the Ladies European Tour and the LET Access Tour for the 2023 season. Off the course, Shasta actively participates in panel discussions covering women in sports, golf, HBCU's, and health/wellness, while serving on the boards of the HBCU Golf Alumni Group and the East Coast Women’s Professional Golf Tour.
Meet Lois Cook, a passionate football player hailing from Silver Spring, MD, who found her love for the sport at a young age. Throughout her time at Clark Atlanta University, she was known for her unwavering dedication to football, often seen playing catch with friends and strangers alike. Her exceptional skills caught the attention of the Atlanta Leopards, where she became the starting quarterback. Today, Lois excels as a wide receiver for the DC Divas, striving to empower women in sports and increase visibility and opportunities for women in football.
Beyond the field, she embraces her role as a mother of four boys and finds joy in creating TikTok videos. Lois is a true inspiration, making her mark both on and off the gridiron.
Introducing Sabré Cook, the exceptional racing driver and mechanical engineer hailing from Grand Junction, Colorado. Transitioning from a triumphant professional karting career, she has thrived in various car racing series such as SCCA, Road to Indy, F4, F3, W Series, NLS, MX5, WRL, Porsche Sprint Challenge, and currently Porsche Carrera Cup North America with Kellymoss. Alongside her racing pursuits, Sabré earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has honed her engineering expertise while working with prestigious companies like Infiniti (Nissan) Global, Renault F1 Team, Formula Mazda, and Paretta Autosport in INDYCAR.
Para Track & Field
Meet Brittni Mason, a phenomenal 3x Paralympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder. Graduating with a degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University, she is a beacon of determination and resilience. Despite being born with Erb's Palsy, which affects her left shoulder and arm, Brittni fearlessly pursued a diverse array of sports during her upbringing in northeast Ohio, excelling in gymnastics, swimming, dance, basketball, and track. Presently, she is focused on intensive training and competitive endeavors in preparation for the highly anticipated Paralympics in Paris in 2024. Brittni's awe-inspiring journey exemplifies the power of perseverance and serves as a testament to what can be achieved through unwavering dedication.
Introducing Naya Tapper, an extraordinary Olympian and a professional force in women's rugby, proudly representing the USA Women's Sevens team. Hailing originally from South Carolina but raised in Charlotte, NC, she made her mark at The University of North Carolina, earning a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science along with fluency in Spanish. Naya's rugby journey commenced at UNC in 2012, paving the way for her professional career with the Eagles in January 2016.
Naya's talent shone brightly in her debut match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she scored her first try on her very first touch of the ball. Her prowess extended beyond Sevens, as she also played a pivotal role in the 2017 Ireland World Cup team for 15s, propelling them to an impressive 4th-place finish overall. Her accolades are unparalleled, holding the prestigious title of All-Time Leading Try Scorer for the Women's Eagles Sevens Team, being the first USA women's rugby player to achieve 100 tries, and securing the #1 spot in Sports Center's top 10. Her indomitable spirit earned her a spot in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Currently residing in Chula Vista, California, Naya dedicates herself to full-time training at the Olympic Training Center, preparing diligently for the forthcoming 2024 Paris Olympics while also focusing on building her brand and leaving a lasting legacy in the world of rugby. Naya Tapper is a true champion, embodying determination, skill, and an unyielding commitment to her sport and the pursuit of excellence.
Introducing Joanna, a powerhouse who has been making waves on stages and fields worldwide for over two decades. A former professional soccer player and esteemed member of the United States Women’s National Team, she has championed social impact throughout her remarkable 16-year career. Her achievements include being the first player in Washington Spirit history to have her jersey retired. Beyond sports, Joanna's influence extends as a human rights activist, teacher, and Sport Diplomat, where she leads programs in underdeveloped nations, promoting gender equality, conflict resolution, cultural understanding, and economic development.
Joanna's life journey encompasses transformation and resilience. From living the first 21 years as a straight woman to becoming a gender non-conforming, androgynous, gay woman, she has embraced her authentic self amidst adversity, including overcoming devastating injuries and heartbreaks. Venturing through 40 different countries, her experiences have shaped her into a beacon of inspiration. Through her course, "Define Your Beauty," Joanna guides individuals and groups to embrace acceptance, discover inner comfort, and define their beauty by living unabashedly authentic lives. Her unwavering commitment to positive change and authenticity makes Joanna a beacon of hope and empowerment for countless individuals.
Meet Emma Schieck, an extraordinary American sitting volleyball player. Emma's journey began with a brachial plexus injury resulting from birth complications, leading her to transition from soccer to volleyball as she got older. She was proudly named to Team USA's National Sitting Volleyball Team for the 2020 Summer Paralympics. Her debut match showcased her exceptional skills, contributing significantly to a 75-31 win against Rwanda. In the gold-medal game, Emma's final point proved decisive as Team USA triumphed over China in four sets. After the completion of those Games, Emma returned home to finish up her degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emma, a part of the Team USA National Sitting Volleyball Team, has already secured qualification for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, exemplifying the indomitable spirit and determination that define her extraordinary journey.