Let’s be honest, understanding and staying updated with sports leagues and players can be a lot of work. And sometimes we’re just too busy being boss ladies and running shit that we don’t have the time or energy it takes to tackle the big and slightly-intimidating world of sports. That’s where Goalposte comes in.
Goalposte is a daily newsletter sent straight to your inbox that summarizes the big stories in sports, in a fun and accessible way. Based out of Washington D.C., founder Jane Wu created Goalposte after seeing a huge void when it came to conversations with her male colleagues. Like any ambitious woman would do, she set out to find a solution that didn’t leave her (or others like her) in the dark when it came to sports. Learn more about Jane and Goalposte below!
Femme & Fortune: Tell us all about Goalposte!
Jane Wu: The idea for Goalposte came to me during my time working as an attorney in New York City for a big law firm. I was staffed on a case representing Major League Baseball, which was exciting but also terrifying because I had no idea what was happening in baseball. As I got more entrenched in the case, I was invited to events and business development dinners with high-profile sports clients and law firm partners. All the while, I was on pins and needles that they would discover my big secret, so I would sit quietly while they talked sports. During that time, I felt like I was missing out on significant networking and relationship-building opportunities.
From this experience, I thought there was a need for a product that could make sports fun and accessible for anyone who wanted to learn more. In particular, I really wanted to help young professional women who work in male-dominated industries ‘get into the game’ so to speak.
Femme & Fortune: What are some of your favorite aspects about being your own boss and running Goalposte?
“Don’t be afraid to take risks.” – Jane Wu