Power Women of Queens: Collette V. Smith
Collette Smith is the third female coach in NFL history, and NY Jets first African-American female coach to work with defensive backs, and started during the summer as a preseason intern. She has played for the NY Sharks, Women’s Pro Football Team for three years until a knee injury took her off the field. She also has an organization called “Believe N you” which she uses as a platform to empower young girls. She visits public schools in low income and underserved communities to tell her story of hard knocks and triumphs to instill in kids believe in themselves, dream big, go the distance and to never give up pursuing their dreams.