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American Giant's GIANT Stories featuring Society Nine Founder Lynn Le

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Society Nine

Lynn Le - Be Giant

GIANTISM: “If you’re a woman, you’re already a fighter.”

Lynn Le founded Society Nine out of practical necessity; the gear and apparel built for combat sports was designed for men and didn’t fit her or her fellow fighters right.

“If you want to start boxing, the first thing you see is bright pink gloves. My female students would come up to me and say ‘Hey, I’m wearing these gloves, they’re pink, they don’t fit me, do you have a recommendation for another women’s brand that I could try?’ I realized I had never had an answer for them.”

Lynn Le - Be Giant

Undaunted by the male-dominated sport and marketplace, Lynn and her team started designing and producing their own gear in Portland and Boston. There were setbacks, but she drew on her background in combat sports to get through the tough moments.

She had been pushed to the limit so many times during her training in Krav Maga that she knew she would persevere. It’s the resilience and confidence that combat sports gave her that drive her to encourage other women to practice.

Lynn Le - Be Giant

"Our ultimate mission as Society Nine is to empower women. On the first level, it’s physical, so through physical fitness we are empowering your fitness journey, but on a much more larger spiritual, mental level, our mission is to empower every woman to unleash the fight within her."

 

Posted in American Giant, Boxing, GIANT Stories, Women's Boxing, Women's Empowerment

Society Nine featured in Forbes

Posted on September 06, 2016 by Society Nine

Staff writer Amy Feldman at Forbes interviewed Society Nine Founder/CEO Lynn Le about what it took to create the brand and launch the company. Click here to read about the journey!

Posted in forbes

GOOD Magazine: Meet The Female Fighter Building A Better Boxing Glove For “Badass Women”

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Society Nine

"For a generation of women taught to play (and fight) with that ethic in mind, perhaps a line of clothes that recognizes our abilities and celebrates the fight—the fights we wage to better ourselves and to be taken seriously as athletes—may be one that succeeds in meeting women where they are, and who they are fighting to become."

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Posted in female entrepreneurs, female fighters, female founders, GOOD, GOOD Magazine, kickboxing, krav maga, mixed martial arts, muay thai, Sarah Stankorb, strong women, wmma, women's mma, womens boxing gloves

Insider: A female fighter designed boxing gloves for women— so they could quit risking injury by wearing men's gear

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Society Nine

"Le and the Society Nine team spent the better part of 2014 hosting focus groups of women, ranging from fitness moms to professional fighters, to measure their hand sizes - width, length and the dimensions of their closed fists - and also to ask what they loved and hated in the market.

"That's how we ultimately developed our gloves to be different from everybody else's- we really started with putting women first," the fighter said."

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Posted in boxing, boxing gloves, boxing gloves for women, business insider, female entrepreneurs, female fighters, female founders, insider, kickboxing, krav maga, muay thai, this is insider, wmma, women's mma, womens boxing gloves

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls: How Society Nine encourages the fighter in every woman

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Society Nine

"Le likes to call it the “spark.” It’s the spark that inspires a woman to give mixed martial arts a try or the spark the motivates any woman to get up and try everyday, no matter what life throws at her. Le doesn’t want a sporting company that, like so many others, is marketing towards how a woman looks, but one that ensures that she is fulfilled on the inside.

No matter what your spark is, whether it’s in the world of mixed martial arts or boxing, Le hopes all women remember to “be patient with yourself. Remember why you’re doing it; it could be for self-confidence, it could be to become physically fit. Just remember that this should only be for you. Harness that power for yourself.”"

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Posted in aly semigran, amy poehler, amy poehler's smart girls, boxing, female entrepreneurs, female fighters, female founders, kickboxing, lululemon, muay thai, smart girls, us rowing, wmma

Creator's Young Innovators Series: At Society Nine, Lynn Le creates a community of badass women

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Society Nine

“We’re not just a boxing glove company,” Le says. “We’ve galvanized the community of fierce women that say we deserve better for our athleticism. They’re galvanized under the idea that there’s a lot more to power than physique.”

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Posted in badass women, bjj, boxing, creator, female entrepreneurs, female fighters, female founders, kickboxing, mma, muay thai, society nine, strong women, wework, wework custom house, wework portland, wmma, young innovators

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls: How Society Nine and its Founder Lynn Le encourage the fighter in every woman

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Society Nine

Check out this feature piece by Aly Semigran on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls about our mission to encourage every woman to embrace the power within themselves!

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Posted in amy poehler's smart girls, empowerment

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