SWB's Mary Connor Featured on the Chezuba Podcast
Launched in 2022, the Chezuba Talks podcast, hosted by Tejashree Patil, is a series of talks with phenomenal changemakers and non-profit leaders who are creating action-oriented impact through their incredible stories.
Episode 49 features Soccer Without Borders (SWB) Co-Founder Mary Connor. In the episode, Mary talks about how in soccer, too often ego gets in the way of building caring and cohesive teams. SWB’s mantra, “Leave Your Shoes at the Door" is a continuous reminder that humility, not ego, is what makes communities stronger, on and off the field.
“One of the best parts of soccer is the community, is your teammates,” Mary explains on the pod. “To this day, my teammates from my college soccer team are some of my biggest supporters and confidants. They also support Soccer Without Borders…and not just in a fire-us-up way, but also in the hard moments.”