Number of women working in the NFL steadily rising

              Sam Rapoport, NFL senior director of diversity, equity and inclusion, smiles during an interview over Zoom from New York on Nov. 10, 2022. Rapoport fell in love with football the first time she held a ball and threw a spiral as a 12-year-old growing up in Canada. Rapoport ended up becoming a professional quarterback in a women’s tackle football league and has spent two decades working to expand career opportunities for women in the sport. (AP Photo)
              FILE - Ashton Washington, of the Chicago Bears NFL football team, poses in this 2022 photo. Washington was surrounded by football as a kid in Texas but she says she preferred playing with Barbie dolls. By high school, Washington wanted a career in football. Last year, the Bears hired her as the first full-time female scout in team history. (AP Photo/File)
              FILE - Indianapolis Colts vice chair Kalen Jackson, also one of the team's owners, watches during the first half of the Colts' NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Oct. 6, 2022, in Denver. From the owner’s suite to the front office to the sidelines, the number of women in the NFL is steadily rising.  Jackson was born into football, one of three daughters of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. She got her introduction to the sport attending community events. Now, she has a seat at the table for owners’ meetings. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)