Published on 08-04-202211:02 AM by
AthletaWellTeam| Updated on 08-18-202202:03 PM
We're celebrating Women's Equality Day with a live discussion featuring track and field star Allyson Felix. In this live talk, Allyson connects with Power of She Fund Child Care grant recipients, Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaleo Kanahele Maclay, as they talk about raising a family while pursuing their dreams. From the sacrifices they've made to their biggest sources of strength, they'll dive deep into their journeys as moms and champions.
This event will be recorded and posted to view exclusively on AthletaWell.
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Allyson Felix is a mother, wife, and the most decorated American Track & Field Olympian of all time. Off the track, Felix is a fierce advocate for maternity rights for all women. During the 2020 Olympics, Felix alongside her new sponsor Athleta, created the Power of She Fund: Child Care Grant – a fund to assist mom-athletes with childcare while competing at the games.Felix has always been passionate about children and serves as a member of the Right To Play board hoping to raise awareness for underserved children in developing regions.
Kaleo Kanahele Maclay is a 3x Paralympic Medalist for Team USA’s Womens Sitting Volleyball Team with 12+ years competing at this level. Kaleo opened and owns a coffee, bakery, and floral shop located in the heart of Oklahoma City, Flower and Flour, as well as a decorated cookie company, Cookies by Kaleo. On top of being an athlete and business owner, Kaleo is also a mom to two boys (4 years and 3 months) and a wife of 6+ years to her husband, Matt.
Elana Meyers Taylor made history, becoming the first woman to earn a spot on the US National Team as a 4-man bobsled pilot. She went on to break records, becoming a 5x olympic medalist and the first woman to win the World Championships in the 2-woman event. In addition to her career as an athlete, Elana holds an MBA in finance, a master’s degree in sports management, and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She is also the mother to her beloved 2 year-old boy and wife.