Retired and Inspired – A Conversation with Malissa Smith


Nov 15, 2021 | 1:00 pm



Ellen Shajnfeld
[email protected]
718-268-5011 ext. 160

Join our Older Adults department as we introduce our new initiative, RETIRED and INSPIRED. We begin with an inspiring, insightful and motivating speaker, Malissa Smith, who shares her amazing journey of self-discovery.

Malissa Smith is the author of A History Of Women’s Boxing, the first comprehensive narrative of the sport that The Ring magazine has dubbed “The Bible of Women’s Boxing.” Smith speaks often on all aspects of boxing and is a co-host of the popular WAAR Room podcast available on YouTube. Having recently retired from her position as an Agency Chief Contracting Officer with the City of New York, Smith spends her time wearing multiple hats inside the boxing world where she has a strong social media presence as @girlboxingnow. She also maintains her own wellness by working out at the world-renowned Gleason’s Gym in Dumbo, Brooklyn, practicing Tai Chi, and writing pieces for her blog, Girlboxing. Her most important work, however, is acting as a caregiver to her husband who is living with the early stages of frontotemporal dementia.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Ellen Shajnfeld at [email protected] or call 718-268-5011 ext. 160