Posted: August 12, 2013 | Last Updated: February 3, 2020
A couple of months ago, I read the July issue of Marie Claire and became pleasantly surprised to see not one, but two articles covering a topic that I had desperately been wanting to see become more mainstream: Women in Sports. Since I have been working towards becoming a sports marketing professional for the past 5 years, it was refreshing and inspiring to read about four amazing, successful women doing exactly what I hope to do one day.
I was so moved, I wrote in to Marie Claire and told them how great it was to see their articles, especially Hoop Dreams, about Heidi Ueberroth, President of NBA International. Her background is so similar to mine and it’s very exciting to see someone like her at the top. Fast forward a few weeks later, I get an email saying I’m the Marie Claire September 2013 Reader of the Month, that my comment will be published, and I will be receiving a beauty gift bag! I was beyond ecstatic. Especially because I just accepted a game day position at the Chicago Bears the week before and decided to apply to grad school for a Masters in Sports Administration focused in Marketing. Things seem to finally be coming together.
Today I came home and saw the September issue of Marie Claire and a package. I was so excited. Definitely two of the best things a girl could receive after coming home from work! Check out the pictures below to see my comment in the magazine and all of the goodies I received.
I received advice that since I’m a woman, I should just get a job in women’s sports. Uberroth and the women in ‘The New Guard’ prove that just because the players and coaching staff are male doesn’t mean women can’t work in sports, too.”
This honor/opportunity might not seem like a big deal to some people, but it has inspired me so much more. I have been so blessed to have wonderful friends, family, and co-workers who have supported me through this journey. I dedicate my Marie Claire Reader of the Month to my whole support system, as well as everyone that is working hard every day to pursue their dreams. Thank you so much Marie Claire!!!
Vice President of Marketing, Brand, and Communications - The Cradle
Mollye is that marketing professional you’ve been hoping existed. The Cradle hired Mollye as a consultant with the idea of having someone who could keep the lights on with our marketing program while we hired a new team. Leadership quickly realized we had contracted someone who was capable well beyond our expectations.
Mollye’s productivity is unmatched—it really is amazing how much she accomplishes in one day, mistake-free and with a positive attitude. Not only did she take over multiple social media accounts and e-newsletters and a convoluted web CMS, she went so far as to craft messaging guides, market research, department request forms, and content calendars that propelled the department forward before a department lead (me) was even hired. Her drama-free approach made my onboarding easy. I’ve never had to worry if she had things handled—projects are always on time and she anticipates future issues.
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Former Classmate & Colleague - Northwestern University | IdySports
I have had the privilege of working with Mollye on four different projects, and I can say unequivocally, she is a dedicated leader with the ability to achieve results. Additionally, Mollye is one of the smartest people I know, and her keen sense of marketing and finance would make her an asset to any organization. I highly recommend Mollye on the basis of her sound judgement, competence and ability to get things done, and on schedule.
Email Marketing Manager - National Association of REALTORS
I have worked closely with Mollye during her time at NAR. She has been an absolute delight to work with. She's sharp, she's forward-thinking, and she has brought our event marketing & analytics to this decade. She has helped save NAR a significant amount of money, and we have drastically improved our emails during our projects together. I hope that someday we can work together again!
Writer, Former Co-Worker - interimCEO, Inc.
Mollye is whip-smart, collaborative, and creative. We worked together for 9 months, and I am convinced she has social media and marketing in her DNA.
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Former Co-Worker - Chicago Bulls & Chicago Blackhawks
I had the pleasure of getting to know Mollye when we were colleagues at the Chicago Bulls. Mollye constantly strives to go above and beyond personal and team goals that are set every evening. She is a great communicator and I believe this is the main reason she constantly beats the goals that are set. She works hard and has a strong sense of determination to go above and beyond what is required. On a personal level, she is always willing to lend assistance to fans and to her co-workers when called upon. Mollye would make a great addition to any organization and would thrive in any setting.
Former Supervisor - Butler University Modern Language Center
Mollye worked in a leadership role for me spearheading several specific projects with great success. She completed difficult tasks on schedule, with great creativity and also with a very high rate of success. Measured with her predecessors, her peers and her successors, Mollye’s work was outstanding. She is innovative, knowledgeable, energetic, dependable and highly enjoyable to work with.
Former Co-Worker - Butler University Athletics
Mollye did a great job of adjusting on the fly and always had a positive attitude. Mollye is very talented and has the confidence needed to utilize her skills to their fullest.
Former Professor & Advisor - Butler University Lacy School of Business
Mollye is an energetic, responsible person, who demonstrated many positive qualities as a successful student at Butler University. She loves to learn, and is willing to take risks to accomplish her goals. I enjoyed having Mollye as an advisee and a student, and recommend her highly.
Former Professor - Butler University Lacy School of Business
Mollye Peters was my student in two marketing courses at Butler University. She was a hard working student, very attentive, and always contributed to class discussions. I enjoyed having Mollye Peters in my classes. I know she will be successful at any job she takes.
Former Classmate - Butler University Lacy School of Business
Throughout my time at Butler, I had multiple classes with Mollye, and as a result, also worked with her on team projects. She is a very motivated woman who is capable of finding a solution to a problem. She was very diligent, and I enjoyed working with her as a colleague. I have no doubt that she can overcome any challenges that a company throws at her.