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Angela Ruggiero is a global sports leader, advocate, entrepreneur, author, brand ambassador, investor, motivational speaker, and podcaster. Ruggiero is a four-time Olympian and Gold Medalist in Ice Hockey and was the first female non-goalie to play in a men’s professional hockey league in 2005 with the Tulsa Oilers. She is a member of the 2019 USA Olympic Hall of Fame, the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame, and the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame. She has been a distinguished International Olympic Committee Executive Board Member for over almost a decade and served as the Chief Strategy Officer for the successful Los Angeles 2028 bid to host the 2028 Olympics. As the CEO & visionary Co-Founder of The Sports Innovation Lab, a technology-powered market research firm, Ruggiero empowers industry-leading sports brands to identify the trends, products and services that will fuel the future of sports. She is a graduate of the Harvard College (BA) and Harvard Business School (MBA), and earned a Masters in Education from the University of Minnesota.
'Grinding' can only get you so far if you don't also make time for yourself. Productivity, “hustle culture,” “rise and grind” — all popular topics when it comes to entrepreneurship, making money and leading a “successful” life. While touted as all positive and necessary things if you want to progress in your career, when taken too far, these positives can become toxic and actually hurt your ability to find real success. But how can ambitious professionals and business owners move away from this mentality when entrepreneurs are expected to “grind”? Below, 10 Rolling Stone Culture Council business leaders offer their tips and insights for professionals interested in leaving toxic productivity and “hustle culture” behind.
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Sports Innovation Lab
Sports Innovation Lab is leading a sports research revolution. We exist to educate our clients on the technological possibilities for their brand and how to ultimately drive value to the end consumer: the Fluid Fan™. We inspire brands to create bold fan experiences through data-driven technology insights and industry-leading research.