@cheyenne4sports: @peggykusinski shows no fear as a female sportscaster, "I am a woman, I am not afraid to be a woman, and I don’t think I have to act or look like a man to do my job."
@cheyenne4sports: @peggykusinski on the olympics: "There is something about being in the stands when the anthem plays and you see these amateur athletes accepting a medal. It is so emotional."
@cheyenne4sports: who was @peggykusinski 's inspiration? "I had an article from USA Today of Bob Costas hanging on my wall in college, which is weird but I really loved his whole approach."
1. You are what you present yourself to be.
“How you present yourself is key to always being professional.”
2. Do it all. Take every opportunity head on.
“It’s about getting the job, and then proving to them that you deserve that job and work really hard in that job to actually do it.”
3. As women, don’t feel like we need to tell as much as we know to prove ourselves.
“Don’t be afraid. Less is more in your reporting. Teach them something they may not have known and keep it simple.”
4. Have fun!
“Because if you are not having fun, there are a lot of people knocking on the door to do it.”
Peggy Kusinski’s involvement in the Girls in the Game Foundation began 15 years ago when she was asked to MC their gala. After directing the ceremonies three years in a row, she fell in love with the organization’s purpose, and became a board member.
“I loved their message to try and help the whole girl, to prepare the entire being of a girl for her adult life,” Kusinski said.
Girls in the Game works with young ladies in underdeveloped neighborhoods to educate healthy lifestyles. They then expose girls to different jobs women do, showing them anything they want to do is possible.
“For girls it’s confidence. Sports are so important to insure that it’s okay who you are. You don’t have to change,” Kusinski said. “When you play sports and develop that confidence in yourself, it makes it okay to be aggressive as a woman and to take charge.”