Lead Her Forward

Frances Lodge


I grew up surrounded by strong female figures of all ages — I attended an all-girls school for 13 years, and this experience, along with the influences of my mother, sister and many athletic teammates instilled in me a sense of responsibility to continue to inspire and support young women. Athletics in particular allowed me to develop many qualities that I know will survive time and trial, such as confidence, endurance, perseverance, teamwork, respect for opponents and respect for myself. I am extremely grateful for this, and for those in the past and present who work to give young women the opportunity to develop these qualities that will serve us today and tomorrow.