February 7 will also be a historic day for women working in the NFL. Last year, Katie Sowers became the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl as an offensive assistant with the 49ers. This year, Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust will continue that legacy as part of Tampa Bay’s staff. Sarah Thomas will also make history as the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl. In 2015, Thomas became the first woman to be a full-time NFL official and was the first to officiate a playoff game (2019).


Progress can be beautiful when given the opportunity.