Birmingham women’s group learns football jargon

September 16, 2010
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Are you ready for some football?

A whole new batch of Birmingham, Alabama, businesswomen are now, thanks to The New Girls Network, a group of Birmingham area professional women who meet monthly, according to The Birmingham News.

The event, titled “Not Your Husband’s Football Clinic,” was held recently at the Highland Avenue South offices of The Grodner Group. Its principal, Vikki Grodner, put the group together. The purpose of this workshop: to educate women about the ins and outs of the game, who are normally left out of conversations in the workplace with their male counterparts.

Dick Coffee, who publishes an annual football guide and is president-elect of the University of Alabama’s National Alumni Association, was the educator for the night. He encouraged the ladies to be a fan of a particular team so that they have someone to root for each week, and he also talked about fan etiquette.

“We want to create an outlet and vehicle for women to enjoy one another but also to get the tools they need to be successful,” Grodner told The Birmingham News about The New Girls Network.

The group has grown organically, Grodner said, and includes women in their 20s to their 70s — some who are just starting the careers and those who are established in their particular field.

The football workshop was a natural fit for the group, she said, in a region where many business functions revolve around the game. She hopes the ladies can impress the men in their personal and professional lives with their newfound knowledge. To read the rest of this story, check out The Birmingham News.

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