Ziba Cranmer was honored as an Ashoka ChangemakeHER, Changemakers's inaugural celebration of the world's most influentual and inspiring women. Find her fellow honorees' voices here.
Ziba (center) after finishing the Casablanca Course Feminine – a 10K run for women –
organized by Nawal el Mutawakel, the first Arab woman to win Gold at the Olympics.
by Ziba Cranmer, Vice President at Cone Inc.
I am an athlete, I am a fan, and I am a woman.
As an athlete, I celebrate. I celebrate the skills and lessons I learned on the field (and truth be told, sitting on the bench).
As a fan, I cheer. I cheer because I love the feeling of solidarity and community that comes from a shared commitment to a local or professional sports team.
But as a woman, I cringe. I cringe because I know that some of our most celebrated sporting events, from the Super Bowl to the World Cup, are also the occasion of a terrible crime: the sex trafficking of tens of thousands of women and children.