Meghan Duggan

Sasha chats with Meghan Duggan, gold medalist and captain of the iconic Olympic Winter Games 2018 women's ice hockey team. Meghan walks Sasha through the highs and lows of her decorated Olympic career. She explains the importance of the team's gold medal win and what it meant for women's sports. Meghan shares how she learned to channel her emotions as a player and developed her leadership style.

Links: 
Twitter: @mduggan10
Instagram: @mduggan10

Show Notes:
  • :35 – Winning the gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
  • 2:54 – Switching up the team’s focus after devastating loss in 2014
  • 6:15 – What did the team put on hold to focus on gold in 2018
  • 8:38 – Winning gold being part of the bigger fight for parity in women’s sports
  • 10:14 – Seeing the bigger picture and the fight for equality ahead of 2018 Olympic Games
  • 13:15 – Balancing advocacy with preparing for the Games
  • 18:40 – Three areas of focus in the team’s fight for equality
  • 21:00 – Learning to build her leadership style
  • 24:45 – Outside influences on her leadership style
  • 27:44 – Learning to control her emotions as a player and leader
  • 32:42 – Biggest challenge in her career
  • 35:50 – Learning to not define herself and her career by the loss in 2014
  • 39:42 – Overcoming the loss in 2014 and personal growth to 2018 gold
  • 42:17 – Olympic or Paralympic moment in life