And Friday, the Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as the first female and first East Asian general manager in major-league baseball history.
She achieved this by showing resilience and never losing her passion for becoming a leader despite one fruitless interview after another.
Persistence and determination undoubtedly helped Amy Palcic break new ground in 2013, when she became the first female vice president of communications for an NFL team with the Houston Texans.
Despite Palcic’s success in the role, her story took an unexpected turn when the Texans fired her this month.
It seems as if those who worked with Palcic — journalists and Texans players alike — have been sacking the Texans ever since.