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Jun 3, 2024

Welcome to episode 151 of Sports Management Podcast.

Arianna Criscione is a former professional soccer player and the current founding member and Head of Football operations for Mercury/13. She is also the founder of Valeur Sport, whos mission is to mission is to be the voice of pay equity within the sports industry, empowering women with the tools, skills, and networks to overcome institutional bias.

We spoke about:

  • Her professional soccer career
  • Bouncing back from a serious knee injury
  • Playing for the Italian national team instead of USA
  • What the 99'ers has meant to her
  • Mercury/13’s first club – FC Como Women
  • How organizations can help mothers juggle work and family
  • Why she started Valeur Sport

And much more!



00:00 Intro
01:47 Head of Football Operations at Mercury/13
02:50 Investing in Como Women
07:15 Changes in Women's Football Over Time
19:22 Founding Valeur Sport
24:25 Balancing Personal & Professional Life
28:42 How Arianna Got Into Sports
31:00 Overcoming Injuries
34:00 The Impact of the 99'ers
37:38 Best Advice For Women In Sports
40:22 Outro


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