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In this episode, which Melissa has been anticipating FOR MONTHS, 49ers Offensive Assistant Katie Sowers (6:06) joins for a wide-ranging conversation full of fascinating anecdotes from her unique journey and lessons learned about stereotypes that extend well beyond football. Katie opens up about coming out and the importance of authenticity (33:02), as well as embracing her newfound platform to inspire women while she strives to someday be an NFL head coach. After Katie, Melissa gives out this week's Do-Gooder Award to Saints LB Demario Davis and Redskins CB Josh Norman for donating much-needed bottled water for Flint and spending time to understand the ongoing plight. Full Show Rundown 2:07: Melissa on not having any role models for her early trailblazing ambitions 6:06: KATIE SOWERS JOINS 7:54: Sowers on Bruce Arians opens the door for women 10:07: Sowers on how football became her passion 14:05: Sowers on refining football knowledge through playing professionally 15:55: Sowers on how happenstance connected her with MFL executive Scott Pioli 17:18: Sowers on how her relationship with Pioli taught her never to stereotype 22:06: Sowers shares keys to being embraced during an internship 23:56: Sowers on knowing she proved herself to Kyle Shanahan 26:39: Sowers on a typical week in season 28:45: Sowers reacts to head coaches explaining what women bring to their staffs 30:50: Sowers on embracing her platform 33:02: Sowers on coming out and the importance of authenticity 36:20: Sowers agrees with Peter King that we will see more NFL players come out 37:48: Sowers on when football will be “normalized” 40:07: Sowers on her love of music and karaoke!! 43:45: Do Gooder Award! Josh Norman and Demario Davis deliver water to Flint

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