100 Women We Love: Class of 2011

photo by Andrea Reese

As a creative director in publishing for 14 years, Teresa Scott spent much of her workday sitting. She had also battled obesity since childhood, and after receiving disturbing results from an annual physical, she made a commitment to exercise, eat smarter and live better. Seven years ago, she discovered boxing, and it changed her life. She lost more than 60 pounds, acquired her new passion, and founded Women's World of Boxing Inc. While maintaining her position in publishing, her mission as the CEO and Head Trainer of WWB is to open a safe and empowering boxing gym exclusively for women and girls to explore the sport. “The excitement, drive, progress and dedication of the women and girls that I train are my biggest inspiration,” Scott says. “And the most rewarding part of my work is seeing my clients become empowered mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually from the sport of boxing and the supportive community we’ve created.” –KL