Nick Caserio was one of seven NFL general managers to participate in the 2021 Women's Careers in Football Forum this week. The NFL hosted its fifth annual Women's Careers in Football Forum virtually as part of its ongoing efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the league.
Over the course of the two-day event, the forum connected 40 women with Caserio and other leaders in the NFL to network and build relationships in the areas of coaching, scouting and football operations. Participants attended panel discussions, breakout discussions, networking activities and met with hiring managers, including the NFL and Women Leaders in College Sports. Featured speakers this week included NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Jane Skinner Goodell, three club owners, seven head coaches and seven general managers. According to the NFL, 118 opportunities for women in football have been created since the forum began in 2017.
At the 2021 Super Bowl, three women made history, referee Sarah Thomas and Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coaches Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust. Thomas became the first female to officiate a Super Bowl, while Javadifar and Locust became the first female coaches to win a Super Bowl.