We all know that the Washington Redskins have a die-hard fanbase, but how do they keep track of so many loyal supporters? That’s where the people at Women of Washington Redskins (called WOW Redskins for short) come in.
Founded in 2011 and located in Ashburn, Virginia, WOW Redskins excites, connects, and engages with over 118,000 female fans of the Washington Redskins through free membership, exclusive events, and year-round community building. It’s an organization that bleeds burgundy and gold.
But WOW Redskins is about more than just celebrating football; it’s about helping female fans in any way possible. Recent programs have included career development training, football fashion events, and charity fundraising projects. “We are open to evolving into more than a female fan club. WOW is a platform to empower women,” says Marketing Manager Glendalyn Junio. “We want to increase professional development plans and grow membership.”
Given their ties to sports, it’s no surprise that teamwork and thinking on their feet are high on the list of priorities for WOW Redskins management and employees. “You never know what’s next,” explains Jane Rodgers, Executive Director of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. “It gives us an opportunity to react on the fly—and react creatively—and come up with innovative ways to serve children and the community.”
And aside from the plethora of perks that come from running so many cool events, WOW Redskins has another huge plus that’s a little more intangible: It supports women in the workplace and demands equal opportunities for them to be leaders in the league. Who wouldn’t want that?
All in all, working for WOW Redskins seems like it’d be the ultimate touchdown.