Video & Podcasts


POD TTT logo_v2Listen to three seasons of Tucker Center Talks, a bi-monthly podcast I host, produced by WISP Sports. This podcast is a place where I talk to, amplify, and support my female colleagues—amazing women who study sport and gender. We let the data tell the story, and talk about our research and ways we are changing the world, through the context of sport.



September, 2021. LaVoi is guest on the The Hold Fast Podcast from Premier Sport Psychology with David Plummer. We talk about leadership, coaching science, and team culture.

July 21, 2021. The State of Women’s Sports; 50 Years and Counting, a conversation with Dr. Nicole LaVoi, The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport; Lisa Lissimore, Minnesota State High School League; and Jen Flowers, Western Collegiate Hockey Association;, moderated by Lea B. Olsen, Minnesota Lynx

In October 2019, I gave a keynote, “Girls and Women in Sport: Research to Practice”at the Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference which brought together sport researchers and practitioners from across Canada.

December 16, 2019. I was invited to present “Letting Data Tell the Story on Women

Nicole2Coaches” at the first-ever Breakthrough Summit for women in sport. All content is free and can be accessed on the WeCOACH website here.


October 2019, watch my 20mn TEDx Style talk I was invited to give for the Good Leadership Breakfast, where I talk about how my passion for fairness and equity pertaining to girls and women in sport started, and how it landed me in my current role as Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.

GLB promo 2019

In October 2019, I visited Aotearoa New Zealand and was the keynote speaker at the Sport New Zealand Women + Girls Summit, delivered by WISPA and the Shift Foundation, while I there I did a podcast for LockerRoom and Radio New Zealand Fair Play on why data matters and how academics can drive change. Have a listen!

Watch our documentary with tptMN Game Game ON promo imageON: Women Can Coach!  which premiered November 2018. See the short “Women in Sport Leadership” that was part of the PBS Online Film Festival here.

Meet 8 Women Coaches Who Will Fire You Up!

As part of our partnership with tptMN, we’ve also featured Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve and USWNT Head Soccer Coach Jill Ellis

July 14, 2019.  POD: Nicole M. LaVoi and TC affiliated scholar Cheryl Cooky on Business Radio, powered by the Wharton School, talking women’s sport, Women’s World Cup and why female role models matter.

July 12, 2019. POD. LaVoi appears as a guest on Theatre of Public Policy, Sports! Women Coaching Women. 

April 11, 2019. On WISP Episode 13 of The WeCOACH Podcast, Marci Kornegay talks with the trusted voice behind the research of why women coaches matter, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Director of the Tucker Center for Girls & Women in Sport and WeCOACH founding member of the Board of Directors.

February 20, 2019. LaVoi talks with Christine Brennan on her “Changing the Game” podcast on Sirius CH 211 on the Women in College Coaching Report Cards.

I talk with Minnesota News Network about progress for women and girls in sport to honor NGWSD 2019. Starts at 21:20.

I talk about the benefits for girls and women when they participate in sport and have women coaches, Minnesota Proud: Athletes For Life, filmed for NGWSD 2019.Gopher vid

In this 13mn video I summarize some of the groundbreaking work we’ve done to highlight and celebrate the 25 anniversary of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.

Changing the Narrative for Women Coaches. A video of my keynote for the 2018 Women Coaches Symposium.

Listen to my podcasts with MomEnough! The first podcast is Being a Good Sport Parent: Practical Guidance on Bringing Out the Best in Your Young Athlete.   In the second podcast on sport parents  we discussed youth sports, questioned many assumptions, called out unhelpful parental behavior and challenged parents to step up and use proven approaches to help children reap optimal benefits of organized sports. To listen to the second podcast: Youth Sports, Child Health and Character Development: Candid Reflections and Practical Tips from Dr. Nicole LaVoi.

LaVoi gives 2016 Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture, Paradox, Pitfalls, & Parity: Where Have all the Women Coaches Gone?

LaVoi gives TEDx talk at Gustavus Adolphus college TEDx in 2015, Now You See Her, Now You Don’t, about the unfulfilled promise of sports for girls and women.

Media Coverage & Female Athletes: Women Play Sports, Just Not in the Media (December, 2013). Click here to watch.

Concussions & Female Athletes: The Untold Story (November, 2011). Click here to watch.

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