For Women’s History Month 2023, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment is highlighting women across their organizations.
Get to know Taylor A. Schott, who has been the Executive Assistant to CEO, COO, CFO & General Council for seven years.
Please share a little bit about yourself, (hometown, where you went to school, how long you’ve lived in Colorado, hobbies etc).
My name is Taylor Schott, and I am from Merced, California. I went to Colorado Mesa University on a collegiate softball scholarship in Grand Junction Colorado, Go Mavs! After college I made the move to Denver, where I currently reside. I am an avid skier and spend most of my winters at our home in Beaver Creek.
What made you want to pursue a career in sports?
My family has been around the sports world since I was born. Watching my uncles play in the MLB as a child, I knew I wanted to work in the industry in some kind of capacity.
What are some of your favorite things or experiences when it comes to working in sports?
I love being able to work with opposing teams and their front office Executive Assistants. We have formed such a community within the leagues, it’s truly special to be apart of such amazing collaboration.
How important is it to see women continue to push past barriers especially in a male-dominated industry?
It is so important for women to continue to overcome adversity and challenging stereotypes in the sports industry. I believe it helps cultivate our own potential and abilities as well as our fundamental right to be equal everywhere.
What’s the most rewarding part about being a woman in sports?
The admiration and respect received outside of the industry.
What advice would you want to share with women looking to break into the industry?
Work harder than anyone else. Everyday. It will never go unnoticed.