What WPLN is Reading, Watching, Listening to, and Excited for in June 2023

READING | Fathers & Daughters & Sports: Featuring Jim Craig, Chris Evert, Mike Golic, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Sally Jenkins, Steve Rushin, Bill Simmons, and others by ESPN: We chose this book this month because of the excitement around this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament (and the upcoming Women's World Cup) and because Father's Day recently passed. Sports offer a way for girls to build leadership skills, and Father's Day serves to remind us of the critical role fathers play in their children's confidence and development. Learn more.

WATCHING | Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, starring Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Abby Ryder Fortson: Based on the 1970 novel by Judy Blume, the movie was released in theaters on April 28 and is now available to watch on demand. It follows a pre-teen girl as she navigates religion, puberty, and relationships with friends and family. Learn more.

LISTENING TO | The SheEO Lead In podcast, hosted by San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones: This podcast features women in leadership positions sharing their stories and journeys, including their successes and failures, and is hosted by Mayor Rebecca Jones, who was one of our panel speakers at the #WPLNSummit earlier this year! Learn more.

EXCITED FOR | The FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this summer: It's been a great year for women in sports, and we can't wait to cheer on the U.S. team as they defend their title and seek to become the first nation to win three World Cup tournaments in a row. Learn more.