Sports Reporter Emily Pedersen makes her big debut

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip. A woman has found a unique way to make ends meet after losing a promotion, she is now flying. Emily Pedersen is one of 30 talented Saudi…

Sports Reporter Emily Pedersen makes her big debut

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A woman has found a unique way to make ends meet after losing a promotion, she is now flying.

Emily Pedersen is one of 30 talented Saudi ladies competing in the WGC event, and she is playing the WGC Saudi International Pro-Am.

FOX’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck had this to say:

Have a great day. Emily Pedersen is here competing in the WGC Saudi International Pro-Am, the Saudi golfing Mecca for men and women. She only made it to the 6th tee. Now, it’s okay to question this transgender talking to you guys because the Saudis won’t let them have a U.S. work visa or citizenship, what would be their status?

Emily Pedersen: Like this (chuckles), no, I’ll tell you the story, so I was a student at MIT, and I was planning on being a physicist. And a couple years ago, I got put up for a promotion, and I got in trouble with my Saudi boss. So, I just came out to Saudi Arabia a couple weeks ago, and I was actually putting it on my CV for Saudi at that time that I was out of work and out of options and lost the promotion.

This hasn’t slowed her down. She is coming back, she will be coming back, the next two years. She is going to pursue this and she has been raised by a very supportive family back in the states and they are extremely excited for her as well.

It’s remarkable and I just was really, really lucky to be able to play my first LPGA event, because I think women are just as capable as men and they should have the same opportunities as men.

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