Katie Sowers

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  • Coaching with the Kansas City Chiefs
  • First Openly LGBTQ+ Coach in the NFL
  • Former Offensive Assistant Coach, San Francisco 49ers
  • Assistant Coach for the Ottawa University Women's Flag Football Program


The first woman and openly gay coach to coach in a Super Bowl, former San Francisco 49ers Offensive Assistant Coach Katie Sowers paves the way for equality in the workplace. Coach Sowers is an assistant coach with the Ottawa University women’s flag football program. She is the Offensive and Defensive Scheme Advisor for the Braves, coaching them to a national championship. She is also starting her first year with the Kansas City Chiefs under the Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship. 

Through hard work and dedication, Katie has found success in a male-dominated industry and is creating an environment that welcomes all types of people, no matter their race, gender or sexual orientation.

In her authentic talks, Katie encourages audiences to find their “why” and become an irreplaceable asset to their team. An inspiration to anyone afraid to pursue their passions, she shows how it’s possible to break down barriers and make dreams come true. 

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Katie Sowers
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • T-Mobile
  • Crowd Comments at T-Mobile
  • Putnam Investments
  • Paypal
  • PayPal
  • Verizon
  • Commonwealth Club
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<p>Katie Sowers wows over 4,000 T-Mobile employees for their Talking with Trailblazers series</p>

Katie Sowers wows over 4,000 T-Mobile employees for their Talking with Trailblazers series

The first openly LGBTQ+ coach in the NFL and starting her first year coaching with the Kansas City Chiefs, KATIE SOWERS was recently invited to T-mobile’s internal Trailblazers series which brings in diverse, innovative and creative leaders to talk about timely topics that matter. The 4,000+ T-mobile employees in the audience were touched and inspired by Sower’s personal stories, leading the host to say, “She did a fantastic job and we have gotten great feedback from our employees.” Here are just a few comments from the audience: “HUGE KUDOS!!!!!!!  Great conversation and an amazing perspective. Yes...a brand NEW FAN here!!!,” and “...love Katie's candor and strength...,” and “You are an inspiration to all of us and we are so tremendously proud of all you have done!!

<p>Katie Sowers reminds audiences that resilience requires determination, grit and compassion</p>

Katie Sowers reminds audiences that resilience requires determination, grit and compassion

Inspirational football coach KATIE SOWERS made history at the 2020 Super Bowl as the first-ever female and first openly gay coach at NFL’s biggest game. Sowers shares with audiences lessons learned and applied leading some of the world's most elite performers at the highest levels of their sport. She reminds people that resilience requires determination, grit, and compassion. She speaks passionately about how it’s possible to break down the most challenging barriers to accomplish truly remarkable goals. Sowers recently virtually surprised a 5th grader who was writing a report on her, engaged in a virtual panel on women who run the world, and more. Heralded for her authenticity and candor as a speaker, Sowers encourages audience members to find their “why” and become an irreplaceable asset to their teams.

<p>Virtual Programming: Katie Sowers on inclusion and empowerment </p>

Virtual Programming: Katie Sowers on inclusion and empowerment 

As the Offensive Assistant Coach for the San Francisco 49ers, KATIE SOWERS made history at the 2020 Super Bowl as the first-ever female and openly gay coach to work at the prestigious NFL game. She is now starting her first year coaching with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Heralded for her authenticity and candor as a speaker, Sowers encourages audiences to find their “why” and become an irreplaceable asset to their team. An inspiration to anyone afraid to pursue their goals, she speaks passionately about how it’s possible to break down even the most challenging barriers to make dreams come true. A natural with virtual audiences, Sowers recently virtually surprised a 5th grader who was writing a report on her, and engaged in a virtual panel on women who run the world, in which she discussed being a changemaker in a male-dominated industry. 

<p><strong>Katie Sowers Makes NFL History as First Female and Openly LGBTQ+ Coach to Appear at the Super Bowl </strong></p>
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Katie Sowers Makes NFL History as First Female and Openly LGBTQ+ Coach to Appear at the Super Bowl

 

Inspirational football coach KATIE SOWERS made history at the 2020 Super Bowl as the first-ever female and openly gay coach to work at the prestigious NFL game.

Sowers has found success in a historically male-dominated industry and is working to create an environment that welcomes all types of people.

Heralded for her authenticity and candor as a speaker, Sowers encourages audiences to find their “why” and become an irreplaceable asset to their team. An inspiration to anyone afraid to pursue their goals, she speaks passionately about how it’s possible to break down even the most challenging barriers to make dreams come true.

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Katie Sowers was the second woman to hold a full-time NFL coaching position, and the first openly gay coach in the NFL. Coach Sowers is an assistant coach with the Ottawa University women’s flag football program. She is the Offensive and Defensive Scheme Advisor for the Braves, coaching them to a national championship. She is also starting her first year with the Kansas City Chiefs under the Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship. 

Katie spent six seasons in the NFL and four as an offensive assistant with the 49ers, working primarily with the Wide Receivers. Katie started her NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons after spending five years as the athletic director of the City of Kansas City. Katie has competed at the highest level of women’s tackle football, playing in the WFA (women’s football alliance) for eight years and being selected as a member of the United States Women’s National Football Team in 2013. Katie has a master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in pedagogy from the University of Central Missouri.

Katie is listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Sport by Sport360 and won the 2019 Rising Star Award from The Sports Power Brunch: Celebrating the Most Powerful Women in Sports.  She was Outsports’ 2017 Female Hero of the Year and named the to the Bleacher Report Power 50. In addition, Katie has been featured in several publications and magazines, such as ESPN, USA Today, NFL.com, Forbes, and Outsports.