A more traditional profession such as law is what Kim Ng’s parents had in mind for their eldest daughter. But armed with a degree in public policy, Ng applied for a variety of jobs at different sports organizations. Today she has emerged as one of the top-ranking women in professional baseball.
Ng’s strong work ethic and dedication convinced then-White Sox GM Dan Evans that she had the makings of a future top baseball executive. In 1997, Ng was the director of waivers and records at the American League, a job traditionally left to men. A year later Yankees GM Brian Cashman hired her, making Ng the youngest assistant general manager in Major League Baseball. With the Yankees, she helped build a team that won three championships, successfully negotiating the contracts of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Paul O’Neill.
In 2011, Ng entered her 20th year in professional baseball. Currently, she serves as the senior vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball. Ng’s peers say she has paid her dues.
Will baseball finally allow a woman to hit from a man’s tee?
“I want to say yes,” says Joe Torres, MLB’s executive vice president for operations and Ng’s boss. “I always talk her up at owners’ meetings. At some point, somebody just has to ignore the fact that she’s a woman and just make a baseball decision. And if they do that, then I think she will get an opportunity. Somewhere.”
Brunch is a cultural phenomenon replete with eating and drinking. I spent a part of this beautiful Fall day with other eager bloggers getting to know one another, discussing our blogs and plans to move them forward. We fellowshipped from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. over pastries and bottomless mimosas. It was empowering (I am talking about the event people). I mean, you could say the mimosas were empowering, but that is another story for another day lol. The chic Everywhere Agency was host to this Blogalicious pop-up event…”Mimosas and Mingling with Stacey Ferguson.”
Stacey Ferguson is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicious community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media. (justicefergie.com)
A former competitive swimmer, Rashan Ali brings an athlete’s intensity to the world of broadcast journalism. It is why she was handpicked from over 500 applicants to join popular radio personality Ryan Cameron on-air at Atlanta radio station HOT 107.9 FM. Ali continues to rise in the ranks as a multimedia personality. She has been on the sidelines for college football games and numerous Atlanta Hawks’ NBA games. Ali has accomplished something few others have, adding ‘actress’ to her resume after appearing in three nationally released movies. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
In 2006, Ali founded Sporty Girls Inc., a non-profit organization, which encourages the development of life skills in girls ages 8-18 through participation in non-traditional sports such as golf, tennis, soccer and swimming. In 2013, she penned and released her first children’s book “Piper Sky’s Pink Popsicle Shoes.” Currently, Ali can be found covering college football as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, and is the proud mother of two wonderful daughters, Bailey and Carter.