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On this month’s episode of The Psychology of Successful Women Podcast - we head into the world of Television, Radio and Professional Football.  I had a really fun and engaging conversation with Alison Bender – Football Presenter and Reporter about: 

  • Her amazing career journey of over 20 years in the world of producing, presenting, reporting and hosting on radio and live TV 
  • What it’s like presenting on live TV and interviewing the best footballers in the world 
  • Some of her personal tips and advice to help other women create a successful and fulfilling career on their terms 
  • Her passion for supporting other women in the industry, advice she would give her younger self and so much more…

About Alison Bender:

Alison Bender is a freelance television and radio presenter specialising in football. 

With over 20 years of experience producing, presenting, reporting and hosting, Alison has worked for a whole host of global sports channels including Sky Sports News, ITV, BBC and ESPN. 

She’s also worked in house for two football clubs, at Chelsea TV, and she set up Real Madrid TV in Spain.  

As a global football expert and presenter Alison has hosted live match-day shows, highlights programmes, debate shows and call-in shows focussing on Premier League, Champions League, European and World Football. 

She’s interviewed all the greats from Pele, Maradona and Beckham to Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho.  

Alison has travelled the world hosting World Cups and European Championships.  

Alison’s podcast Talent Takes Time is  a series of conversations with inspirational women from the football media giving tips and advice on how to enter the industry and stay in it.  

She has contributed to a football anthology  – Football She Wrote short stories about football written by women, and is currently working on her autobiography.  

If you are interested in learning about entering the TV industry you can sign up on Alison’s website to receive her free tips