Olympic & NCAA skiers started ZGiRLS. Olympic & pro soccer players started Sweat™ Cosmetics. There’s no doubt that female athletes make winning entrepreneurs. Yet, according to Gatorade’s Keep Her in the Game initiative, one of the biggest reasons adolescent girls drop out of sport is a refocus of her time on things that will benefit her future self.
As a team effort, we kicked-off #ZGiRLSsweat series to show girls that the lessons they learn in athletics can translate to achieving their future ambitions! Today, you’ll meet Sweat Co-Founder, Emily Hines!
Name: Emily Hines
Sport: University of Denver Division I Varsity Women’s Soccer
Job: Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer at Sweat Cosmetics (@sweatcosmetics)
My favorite way to sweat: run & yoga
The mental skill I practice the most is: goal setting 1000%
Confidence is: unstoppable
When I fail or face self-doubt I: always try to remember that the process is more important than the product. Any time I’ve failed, I’ve always come back 10x stronger. Down 9 times, up 10.
1 tip for pre-game nerves: deep breaths
And I would tell my 12-year-old self: don’t worry, work hard, focus on you
I support ZGiRLS because: I have two baby girls and I value having confidence, positive role models, and sports in my life more than I ever have before.
A fun fact people don’t know about me: as feminine and girly as I am now, I was a HUGE tomboy growing up (until I was at least 13). I have two brothers, so yes, I wore swim trunks, boxers, had a mushroom cut, and sagged my jeans. So bad!