Women's History Month 2019 Profile: Brittany Jackson

Brittany Jackson, Retired Professional Athlete/Sports Analyst/Entrepreneur/Philanthropist/CEO of Brittany Jackson B-ball Academy, Sports Model

How would your peers describe your personality?

Outgoing. Determined. Leader.

When did you consider yourself a success? How did this make you feel?

My freshman year at TN when I realized what I was a part of with the tradition of the Lady Vols. It lit a fire under me and motivated me even more to become even more successful.

What is the biggest challenge you have come across in your career and how did you handle this?

In my career, especially with sports broadcasting, you are always told no. Even in my modeling days you get used to being rejected. So I’ve developed pretty tough skin which has helped me deal with pretty much anything that I have had to deal with in my careers.

What do you do to keep yourself motivated and interested in your work?

I’m never satisfied where I am. I always want more. So I’m always motivated to work harder and achieve more.

What are you most proud of?

My 3 year old son, Ayden.

What inspired you when you were younger?

My parents. My dad is a hall of fame wrestler and my mom is a hall of fame basketball player.

What nail color makes you feel most confident?

Red apple!

What is a piece of advice you would give to young women?

You can do anything you put your mind to. It’s very exciting watching women breaking barriers today and doing things only men used to be able to do. It’s a very exciting time to be a young girl growing up!