TEDxBoston

Esther Wallace

Founder of Playa Society that promotes equal access for Black girls to athletics

Esther Wallace is the designer and founder of Playa Society, a brand she created to bridge the gap for women’s sports. She is an artist, turned athlete, turned entrepreneur who went from never having played sports as a child, to falling in love with basketball and earning a Division I scholarship to Fairleigh Dickinson University. After playing and coaching overseas, Esther decided to create the brand that she needed when she was younger – one that would prioritize representation and recognition for female athletes. Inspired by her personal experiences, Esther uses Playa Society as a platform to contribute to the growth of women’s sports.