Being a woman within any industry has its struggles; there’s sexism, oppression and so many other forms of discrimination that women face throughout their careers every day.

We’ve all heard the stereotypes of career driven women, but Desiree Lesassier is breaking those untrue stigmas and reaching new heights for women everywhere, whilst being the Manager of Player Services for the Los Angeles Lakers is an incredible achievement in itself, Desiree takes time to share some of her own personal struggles that all contributed towards where she is today.

Desiree speaks about some of her key lessons she’s learnt in her career so far including self belief, mastering where you are and creating a foundation for yourself despite the odds. Within this UBELONG episode, Desiree focuses on learning her own strength through her teen pregnancy , the importance of seeing more women in male dominated industries, and how working alongside Magic Johnson changed her prospective on how to become a successful woman in sports.

Feature: Desireé LeSassier @desi_belle
Photographer: B. Alyssa Trofort @bee_alyssatrofort
Videographer: Brittney Janae @brittney.janae
Make Up Artist: Erica Lor’ene @erica.lorene
Hair Stylist: Porsche @porsche_creations
Wardrobe Stylist: Keri Henderson @kerilhenderson

Outfit Credits:

Look 1: Denim Dress
Dress: n/Nicholas
Boots: Charles by Charles David
Earrings: Love and Mercy

Look 2: Printed dress
Dress: Caroline Constas
Booties: Charles by Charles David
Earrings: Love and Mercy

Look 3: Interview 
Dress: Aqua
Heels: Schutz
Earrings & Bracelets: Love and Mercy
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