In the second installment of a two-part series, NBA referee Violet Palmer, the first female referee and a 13-year veteran, talks to espnW about her hectic travel schedule and being on the floor during a legendary NBA fight.
Violet Palmer was the first female referee in the NBA, and 13 years into her NBA career, she still is calling the shots. In the first installment of a two-part series, Palmer talks to espnW about her life as a referee.
Marie Agnes Makengi Kapinga is the first female international soccer referee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite physical and verbal abuse from fans, she is determined to press on to gain respect for the women of her country.