Sideline Sisters

8 - Brooke Bentley talks gender bias, toxic culture, and role models inside the NFL

February 07, 2024 Jenny Cheifetz Season 1 Episode 8
8 - Brooke Bentley talks gender bias, toxic culture, and role models inside the NFL
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Sideline Sisters
8 - Brooke Bentley talks gender bias, toxic culture, and role models inside the NFL
Feb 07, 2024 Season 1 Episode 8
Jenny Cheifetz

Brooke Bentley is a former television anchor and award-winning sports reporter. After graduating with a master's in journalism from the University of Southern California, she spent two years working for the Houston Texans as a media personality and over a decade working in sports journalism. Brooke now devotes her time to championing local nonprofits, including Homemade Hope, where she served as the development director. She and her husband live in Houston and are raising two young boys.
Sideline Confidential is Brooke's debut novel, where she shares her firsthand knowledge of the challenges women professionals face int he male-dominated world of professional sports.

Brooke's Notes from the Sidelines:

  1. Knowledge is power, whether it's knowing people, the game, or an industry.
  2. Sports is being a part of a team and working toward a common goal. Sports brings together people from all walks of life so that you are cheering for a common team.
  3. The fact is men don't have to navigate the same issues as women in the sometimes toxic culture of the NFL. Brooke's book, Sideline Confidential, while fiction, highlights how it is harder for women to work in these situations where people could comment on their appearance and they don't know if standing up for themselves will cost them their job.
  4. We have amazing women to admire in sports journalism, such as Hannah Storm, Andrea Kraemer, Doris Burke, and Chris Evert.

Follow Brooke Bentley
Get Sideline Confidential here on Amazon
Or here on Barnes & Noble
Or here on Target
Or here on Brooke's site
Check out Andrea Kraemer's amazing bio
Brooke mentioned John McClain (not to be confused with Bruce Willis's Die Hard character)

And, yes, her uncle is Dierks Bentley, the country music superstar! And I am a huge fan... not just namedropping.

Join the SPORTS MOMS CONNECT! Facebook Live event on Tuesda

Check out https://www.jentlecoaching.com for more information about Jentle Coaching.
And be sure to follow @jentlecoaching on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the latest news/offers.
Join the Sideline Sisters Facebook Group and be a part of our growing community.
Book a DISCOVERY CALL with Jenny from Jentle Coaching to get information about coaching and breathwork services.
Download Jenny's FREE MEDITATION

Sign up for Podcast like a Mother: Podcast Creation Course

**The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Messages and discussions on this podcast may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This podcast contains links to other third party websites. Such links are only for the convenience and enjoyment of the reader, user, or browser.

Show Notes

Brooke Bentley is a former television anchor and award-winning sports reporter. After graduating with a master's in journalism from the University of Southern California, she spent two years working for the Houston Texans as a media personality and over a decade working in sports journalism. Brooke now devotes her time to championing local nonprofits, including Homemade Hope, where she served as the development director. She and her husband live in Houston and are raising two young boys.
Sideline Confidential is Brooke's debut novel, where she shares her firsthand knowledge of the challenges women professionals face int he male-dominated world of professional sports.

Brooke's Notes from the Sidelines:

  1. Knowledge is power, whether it's knowing people, the game, or an industry.
  2. Sports is being a part of a team and working toward a common goal. Sports brings together people from all walks of life so that you are cheering for a common team.
  3. The fact is men don't have to navigate the same issues as women in the sometimes toxic culture of the NFL. Brooke's book, Sideline Confidential, while fiction, highlights how it is harder for women to work in these situations where people could comment on their appearance and they don't know if standing up for themselves will cost them their job.
  4. We have amazing women to admire in sports journalism, such as Hannah Storm, Andrea Kraemer, Doris Burke, and Chris Evert.

Follow Brooke Bentley
Get Sideline Confidential here on Amazon
Or here on Barnes & Noble
Or here on Target
Or here on Brooke's site
Check out Andrea Kraemer's amazing bio
Brooke mentioned John McClain (not to be confused with Bruce Willis's Die Hard character)

And, yes, her uncle is Dierks Bentley, the country music superstar! And I am a huge fan... not just namedropping.

Join the SPORTS MOMS CONNECT! Facebook Live event on Tuesda

Check out https://www.jentlecoaching.com for more information about Jentle Coaching.
And be sure to follow @jentlecoaching on Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the latest news/offers.
Join the Sideline Sisters Facebook Group and be a part of our growing community.
Book a DISCOVERY CALL with Jenny from Jentle Coaching to get information about coaching and breathwork services.
Download Jenny's FREE MEDITATION

Sign up for Podcast like a Mother: Podcast Creation Course

**The information provided on this podcast does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Messages and discussions on this podcast may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This podcast contains links to other third party websites. Such links are only for the convenience and enjoyment of the reader, user, or browser.