While women currently hold about 30 percent of the NFL's front office positions, we have very little visibility elsewhere. But Sam Rapoport is about to change that. Who is she? She's a longtime NFL employee and former women's professional football player, and she's now leading the charge on football development.
It will be her responsibilty to identify women throughout the country who are qualified to hold on-field positions in the NFL.
Per Fox Business: Rapoport is tasked with identifying women throughout the country who are qualified to hold on-field positions in the NFL. At her direction, the league is developing a program that will train female candidates active on the high school, college and professional level to be coaches, officials, scouts and trainers – and then connect them to the NFL’s 32 teams.
"We know those women are out there, we know they’re qualified and we know they know football just as well as men do. The challenge previously has always been the connection to the NFL."" Rapoport said.
Cheers to progression!