Women’s World Football Show, Episode 164 features an exclusive interview with Concacaf Head of Women’s Football Operations and Canada Soccer Hall of Fame Member Karina LeBlanc; with soundbites from Canada WNT players Christine Sinclair, Stephanie Labbé, Sabrina D’Angelo, Sophie Schmidt, and head coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller.
“Be your own hero. Be the woman you want to see. Be the woman you want to be. Then, you can influence others.” ~ Karina LeBlanc
As an Olympic medalist, Canada soccer hall of fame member, and head of women’s football operations at Concacaf, Karina LeBlanc has changed the game of women’s soccer by changing the conversation from “What can I do after I retire?” to “What can’t I do and how can I influence the sport?”
Karina takes us on her journey from having a stellar footballing career, accumulating over 18 years of awards and accolades to holding one of the most important positions in women’s football. She also shares her strategies and plans for the future of women’s football in the Concacaf regions, and how she’s impacting the lives of young girls and women all over the world.
This is a smart, insightful, and of course entertaining (It’s KK afterall!) interview that you want to catch and share with your friends! (21’)
Follow Karina on Twitter @karinaleblanc
Canada Women’s National Team
Throughout this episode, we hear from Canada’s best players talking about the influence of their former teammate, friend and mentor Karina LeBlanc. Soundbites include:
Christine Sinclair (1’)
Stephanie Labbé (15’)
Sophie Schmidt (46’)
Sabrina D’Angelo and Kenneth Heiner-Moller (1:05’)
Listen to past shows and hear Karina’s influence:
Karina LeBlanc on Episode 86 (Aired: November 20, 2016)
Rhian Wilkinson on Episode 92 (Aired: February 11, 2017)
Sophie Schmidt on Episode 100 (Aired June 10, 2017)
Kadeisha Buchanan on Episode 101 (June 26, 2017)
Desiree Scott on Episode 123 (Aired: June 3, 2018)
Stephanie Labbé on Episode 145 (Aired: May 5, 2019)
Photos Courtesy of: KarinaLeBlanc.com
Original Broadcast Date: February 16, 2020
Women’s World Football Show is hosted, written, edited & produced by Patty La Bella.
Additional assistance for this episode by Karina LeBlanc, Melissa Rincon at Concacaf, Vanessa Racine at Canadian Soccer Association
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