“Having it all” is a relative phrase. There are traditional and contemporary definitions. Perhaps the best of all worlds can be found when we get to have and make choices.
It is an incredible gift to be given the chance to pursue interests about which we’re passionate: from altruistic ones that speak to our humanity, to breaking some barriers into traditionally male-dominated roles – like building a career covering major league sporting events.
For women, Erin Andrews is a name as synonymous with sideline sports casting as Barbara Walters is with broadcast journalism pioneering.
Perhaps Erin illustrates the best of how to have both worlds as a woman – she dons glittering gowns as a host in a dancing competition, while also a fixture interviewing the world’s finest athletes for both ESPN and Fox Sports; from Super Bowls to World Series games. She has also lent her celebrity to help causes like Feeding America, and the American Red Cross.
Not exempt from the burdens of fame during a highly-publicized violation of privacy trial, to the universally empathetic understanding of a recent cancer diagnosis, Erin continues to move forward from challenges.
She is not only an inspiration, she represents a professional who did not let anything stand in her way…and still never missed a football game she was covering!