Ep. #3 An Agent of Positive Change
In Ep. #3 of The Business Case for Women's Sports, Caroline sits down with Maggie Ntim, a FIFA USSF soccer agent, and the CEO & Founder of Trinity 3 Agency.
During this episode, Maggie and Caroline discuss women's sports business through the lens of an agent, and how Maggie serves as an advocate for her clients at every turn; especially for her female athletes who have to fight harder for their piece of the sports industry pie. Maggie has spent half a decade successfully navigating partnership deals for sports, entertainment, and tech companies. As one of the first African American female soccer agents in the US, she’s on a mission to recruit more female agents, and continues to advocate for more women & men of color in sports and in soccer.
In 2020, Maggie set out to do more business in the women’s soccer world, and bring on more female players as clients & partners. In November 2020, Maggie signed her first female footballer - Samantha Johnson - who came of out of retirement and signed with Melbourne City FC - the #1 team in Australian W-league. Maggie also recently signed Sydney Schneider, who represented Jamaica in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and was just drafted by the Washington Spirit.
Most recently, Maggie closed out her first NWSL draft as one of the first Black female agents to represent players in National Women's Soccer League. The 2021 NWSL Draft was a glass-shattering night for Women of Color in soccer. In the first round of the draft, 7 out of the 10 women drafted were Women of Color - 6 Black Women & 1 Latina Woman were selected in the first round. In this episode, Maggie talks about that night, and her vision for the future of women's soccer.