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While still basking in the excitement of embracing our country’s first ever female Vice President-elect, another recent glass-ceiling-shattering moment is worthy of note. That would be the appointment of Kim Ng as the new general manager of the Miami Marlins, becoming the first female GM in a major North American men’s professional sports league, as well as the first Asian American GM.
Badass on so many levels, Ng has been in the baseball biz for three decades, getting her start as an intern for the Chicago White Sox in 1990 and working her way up slowly, but surely. Her resume is in a word, incredible. From being the youngest assistant GM in Major League Baseball (MLB) at the time with the New York Yankees, to VP and assistant GM of the L.A. Dodgers, to SVP of baseball operations for MLB, her creds are beyond legit. Despite this vast experience, it’s been said that she’d been passed over for open GM positions at least five times throughout her career…until now.
During a year when hope and optimism seem to be in short supply, it has been an inspirational privilege to witness barriers breaking and history being made in a way previously thought impossible. From the front office to the West Wing, the future is clearly female.
Posted by Karen