Top 100 Women of Impact: Danyelle Musselman

Danyelle Musselman

Community Advocate
Wife of Arkansas Razorback Head Men’s Basketball Coach Eric Musselman

About me: I am a former sports journalist that has been able to use my platform in the state of Arkansas to bring awareness and funds to so many worthy nonprofits. Currently I am co-chair of the Suits and Sneakers Gala (an American Cancer Society event), market chair of the Make-A-Wish Mid-South Region and board member of the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and New Beginnings.

Lives/Works in: Fayetteville

Best Career Advice: Relationships are key. There are people that I worked for as an intern in college that ended up hiring me as on-air talent years later. Each industry is really so small, so it’s important to make a good impression from the beginning.

Lesson Learned the Hard Way: Confidence is a building block that holds everything up. Early in my career I definitely lacked confidence and wasn’t able to stand up for myself the way I’m able to now.

Proudest Moment of Impact: My proudest moment is definitely raising nearly $1 million dollars for the American Cancer Society through the Suits and Sneakers Gala that I helped create. It has become a can’t-miss event!

Call to Action: Our state ranks dead last in maternal mortality rates, a statistic that is downright scary. I wish more people knew this was a problem and would join the fight to improve outcomes for mothers in Arkansas.

What Keeps Me Motivated: My family keeps me motivated. I want to teach them to include service to others in their lives by setting a good example. My 13-year-old daughter loves joining me on some of the things I’m working on. It makes me so proud of her.

A Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Initiative

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