A Serial Disrupter
Keynote Speaker. Baseball Coach. Mental Performance Coach. TV Baseball Consultant.
When she was 13, Justine's coach told her that girls are only supposed to play softball - not baseball. At that moment, she vowed she’d never quit. At the age of 16, she set her sights on becoming a college baseball coach. Despite being ridiculed, laughed at, and told no man would ever listen to a woman on the baseball field, she worked toward her goal, growing even more determined to realize her dream.
After earning her PhD in Sport Psychology from Springfield College, Justine became the first woman to coach for a Major League Baseball Organization (Oakland Athletics, 2015) and to throw batting practice to a MLB team during Spring Training (Cleveland Indians, 2011). In 2016, she served as Mental Performance Coach for Team Israel at the MLB World Baseball Classic Qualifier. She served as a guest pro baseball coach in Japan and Mexico (2019). Justine is currently the Baseball Coordinator for the tv show, A League of Their Own.
Justine is giving back to the next generation with Baseball For All, a nonprofit she founded to provide opportunities for girls to play, coach, and lead in baseball. She is an inductee of the National Women's Sports Museum and has been named as an Everyday Hero by espnW. USA Baseball nominated her as a IOC Woman of the Year. Her A's jersey is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and her baseball card is in Topps' 2020 Allen & Ginter Collection. Justine is the proud mother of a fiercely independent and joyful 23-year old.
Named One of The:
"100 Most Powerful
People in MLB"
“She has blazed a trail for many women in baseball. The work she has done allowed doors to open for others. There are a lot of women coming up through the ranks [of professional baseball] now. For me, Justine planted the seed.”
– Elizabeth Benn, MLB senior coordinator of player programs for baseball development & diversity
The Courage to Lead
Watch Justine Speak
JUSTINE SIEGAL - 6th Annual WLN Conference
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: On the Basis of Sex: Girls' Baseball (Full Segment) | HBO
"Baseball For All" Empowers Young Girls on The Queen Latifah Show
Justine Siegal is an amazing visionary, change agent and social justice crusader.
Her story is a remarkable one that all women--and men--should hear. The amount of challenges, discrimination and hostilities she faced would have crushed the normal person. But Justine isn't normal. Her strength to be kind in the face of anger is a true inspiration."
- Sally Anderson, Head of People Development @ Google
Featured in 100's of Media Outlets
Queen Latifah Show
NPR All Things Considered
Steve Harvey Show
New York Times
Sports Business Journal
CBS This Morning
1A on NPR
MLB TV Network
is helping people
Her Message Inspires Clients at All Levels
MiLB Diversity Seminar
The White House
University of Connecticut
Ford Motor Company
Sports Business Daily
Case Western Reserve
Federal Reserve Bank Cleveland
JVS Women's Network
Women's Leadership Conf.
MLB All Star Fanfest
"It's an honor to make history but it's more important to build a better future."