Play It Forward Sport Foundation Inc. + Women's Pro Sports
empowering women ~ cultivating leaders ~ changing the social landscape

A female owned and operated company, PIFS was established by two women to advance gender equity in sports at all levels. A primary objective is to create and enhance more opportunities for women as professional athletes, as managers, as leaders in the profession. To that end, we’ve created a unique and contemporary model that empowers female athletes to play forward their talents and sport experiences by educating, training and nurturing other athletes and the community. As sport ambassadors ‘off the field’, they’ll be able to extend their potential earnings as professional athletes. In turn the communities they are impacting will play forward their support by engaging in and attending women’s pro sports events.

Athletes

Molly Schaus
Molly retired from the US. Women's National Hockey team in the spring of 2015. During her eight year career, she won two Olympic silver medals (2010, 2014) and four World Championships (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015). A former standout at Boston College, Molly led the Eagles to two Frozen Four appearances, three Beanpot championships and the school's first Hockey East Championship in 2011. She was a first team All-American in her senior year and was named Boston College's scholar-athlete all four years.

She has gained valuable experience in the non-profit field as Director of The Foundation for Goaltending Research and Education in Woburn, MA, as well as a Champion Volunteer and Group Volunteer Leader at Cradles to Crayons in Brighton, MA.  She has traveled internationally with Habitat for Humanity and is currently an Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play and an Athlete Role Model for the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

Neha Uberoi
Neha Uberoi is an accomplished professional tennis player and coach, digital marketing professional and a wellness personality.

She began playing tennis at the age of 3.  At 9, Neha alongside one of her older sisters, Shikha went to train at the  prestigious Saddlebrook tennis academy. At just 16 years old, Neha achieved a professional WTA ranking and completed her freshman year at Princeton University winning the 2003 Ivy-League Rookie of the Year award. Taking a leave of absence from Princeton, she joined elder sister, Shikha on the pro tour.

As a professional tennis player Neha reached two WTA Tour doubles finals with her partner Shikha and achieved a professional world ranking of 196 in singles and 110 in doubles. She competed around the world for 5 years in the most elite tennis tournaments such as US Open.

Known as the “Indian Tennis Sisters” Neha along with her sister Shikha are global sports and women's empowerment ambassadors. They are role models of dedication to sports, wellness and excellence in academics and are recognized for their continued involvement in the development, recognition and celebration of the Indian diaspora.

In 2008, Neha retired from professional tennis and returned to Princeton University after a 6 year hiatus, and graduated in June 2012. While completing her undergraduate degree, she started her popular blog,  co- founded and lead Princeton's first Sikh Students Association (educating and celebrating Sikhism with her community), coached tennis to prominent juniors in the USTA Middle States and mentored high school students.

As a former world-class athlete, Neha is known for her physique and healthy lifestyle. She is a Health & Lifestyle Consultant as well as a Tennis Consultant/Coach. Combining her knowledge of athletics, nutrition, fitness and mental wellbeing, Neha offers her clients personalized and practical paths to meet and exceed their goals.

Involved in a number of youth organizations, she volunteers her time at speaking engagements for youth development advocating for healthy lifestyles and excellence in academics.

As a digital marketing professional Neha has worked with clients ranging from high-end cosmetics to tech startups.

Neha is one of five sisters. She currently lives in Boca Raton, FL and frequents New Jersey, New York and Mumbai, India. She follows both Hindu and Sikh traditions and speaks Hindi, Spanish and English fluently

Shikha Uberoi
Shikha Uberoi is a former top 100 WTA Tour tennis player, Asian Games Silver Medallist (Doha '06), India number 1, Zee Astitva Athlete of the Year 2007, and Indian Icon 2015. Today, she is the co-founder of Indi.com India and a social entrepreneur using the mediums of sport/fitness and media to incite change.

She was the first Indian woman to qualify and reach the second round of the US Open in 2004, was the top 10 fastest server in the world and is one of India¹s top 10 most glamorous athletes. She earned her bachelors degree from Princeton University majoring in Anthropology and minoring in South Asian Studies. She graduated with high academic standing while winning Princeton’s prestigious Kit Harris Memorial Award for Leadership and Ethics.

She launched her media and lifestyle company, SDU Seva, Inc. in 2013 and is currently creating and producing international social issue television shows. She speaks internationally at various diplomatic conferences on female empowerment through sport and is becoming a face and force for female empowerment and women's leadership in India. She sat on the board of directors of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Shapers Initiative” for Bhopal and serves as a trustee and advisor to various NGOs and social enterprises. She is now seeking to be India’s ambassador for fitness and health. She is also furthering a news and sports presenting career and coaches all levels of tennis and fitness.

Shikha Uberoi was born and raised in Mumbai as well as Princeton NJ and is the second oldest of Mahesh and Madhu Uberoi's five, highly accomplished daughters.

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