On the Green: Golf 101

Play Like a Girl is teaming up with Ellevate Nashville to host “On the Green: Golf 101,” a virtual clinic for women and girls. 

The event will cover basic introductory topics like how the game is played, how to read and use a scorecard, terms used on the course, and basic fundamentals of the swing. Most importantly, the audience will learn about the history of women in the sport, and will hear from women who’ve leveraged golf for career success. 

The women in the room won’t be competing for a trophy per se but will return to their workplaces where the competition for advancement takes place every day. Our goal is that attendees will be inspired to take a swing at golf for themselves. 

Young Professionals Connect

Join Play Like a Girl's Young Professionals Network for a special workshop series to kick off Women's History Month, March 11th.

This free event is specially designed to get young professionals from all industries and sectors across Nashville and the nation connected, motivated and skilled to take on the new rules for careers and professional development in a post-COVID world. YP Connect precedes a month-long celebration of women and gender equality, and sets the foundation for the Play Like a Girl Women's Leadership Summit taking place on March 19.

The YP Connect lineup includes:

  • Landing a Job in a Pandemic featuring Dr. Hamaria Crockett, Executive Leadership Coach, Korn Ferry

Dr. Hamaria will offer expert tips on leveraging your network and will share the different ways you can keep your resume fresh while seeking new employment in this pandemic. She will also share tips for nailing virtual job interviews, as well as useful strategies to use during a job search.

  • Staying Connected While Six Feet Apart featuring Shannen Stewart, CEO, Heels & Handshakes

Shannen will help you strategize and plan how best to network during the pandemic. She will discuss Zoom fatigue, digital business cards, sliding into the DMs the right way—and the power of the follow up.

Kate Wilke

Kate is a certified meditation and yoga teacher based in Nashville. She teaches breath, visualization, and reflection meditation, and she is known for her feel-good yoga flows and her passion for alignment and arm balances. Kate leads yoga retreats and offers online workshops where she connects deeper with her students. You can find her @meditatekate on Instagram or visit her website, meditatekate.com.

More workshop topics and speakers TBA. Please check back, and invite your friends and colleagues.

Nashville Young Professionals Organize for Play Like a Girl

Millennials may go down as one of the most giving generations in history, even as young professionals with less disposable income and student loans to pay. In fact, according to The Case Foundation’s Millennial Impact Report in 2014, 84 percent of millennials gave charitably and 70 percent volunteered for a charitable cause. [bctt tweet="Across the world and right here in Nashville, millennials want to make the world a better place, and that’s an example that inspires us and our girls." username="iplaylikeagirl"]

A  New Opportunity for Young Professionals in Nashville

As Play Like a Girl invests in the next generation of confident, successful women, who better to help us than today’s confident, successful young professionals? You understand all too well the obstacles girls face to stay in the game through college and as they begin careers.

That’s why we’re starting the Play Like a Girl All Stars, our new young professionals network. The goal is to provide young professionals in Nashville the opportunity to expand their professional network and build leadership skills while supporting our mission to ensure that every girl reaches her full potential by providing them a chance--sometimes their only chance--to participate in sport and physical activity.

Make a Difference Doing What You Know

The Millennial Impact Report also states that 77 percent of millennials are more likely to volunteer when they can use their specific skills to maximize their philanthropic impact. Play Like a Girl All Stars have plenty of opportunity to do just that, “Acting as ambassadors, members of this young professionals network will engage the community through skilled volunteering, fundraising, networking and advocacy opportunities targeting young professionals with an interest or background in sports and/or STEM (science, tech, engineering and math),” says Dr. McKenna Healy, Play Like a Girl Board Member and All Stars Chair.

Giving Back Gives You Even More

Today’s young professionals know that when you give back, you get even more through the impact you make in young lives. Play Like a Girl All Stars will meet young professionals across the Nashville metro area to create innovative cross-sector STEM and sports partnerships, support the alumnae of Play Like a Girl programs as well as learn more about how to get involved in keeping girls in sports and, ultimately, propel young women into careers at the intersection of STEM and sports.

The perks of All Stars:

  • Receive invites to exclusive All Stars happy hours, socials and other insider-only events.
  • Get active in our summer sports league, top secret boot camps and fitness classes.
  • Roll up your sleeves or lace up your shoes to volunteer and fundraise for Play Like a Girl.
  • Develop your professional muscle through professional development events with a variety of thought leaders in the sports industry.
  • Get featured on our website and social media.
  • Have fun!

Start the MOVEment

The Play Like a Girl Honors Gala is known to gather hundreds to raise awareness and funds to support our programs for girls in Nashville and across the country. This year's star-studded event will take place Monday, November 26 at Marriott Hotel Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville.

Of course, the cost of a single ticket is cost prohibitive for most individuals who might want to attend. But this year, we didn’t want to leave out our young patrons, so we're launching the All Stars Young Professional Network at the Play Like a Girl Honors VIP Reception starting at 5:00 p.m.

The event will feature a cocktail hour with open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, live music, red carpet and more. Plus, young professionals will rub elbows with elite athletes, celebrities and influencers across a variety of industries.

A special $99 early bird ticket is available for young professionals through November 5. This ticket includes entrance to the VIP Reception, the main Honors event and annual All Stars membership for 2019--a value of over $300.

Proceeds from the event will help Play Like a Girl serve 500 Nashville girls in 2019. What’s more, we are currently recruiting members of the All Stars Steering Committee.

All Stars help transform lives on and off the field; bring your game by filling out the Young Professionals Interest Form or getting your early bird ticket to the Play Like a Girl Honors Gala.

Follow the event on Facebook for updates and other information.