October 12-14, 2016 | St. Regis Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California

espnW: Women + Sports Summit, 2016

Join us for the 7th annual Summit, a two-day event that brings together leading voices and industry influencers to create positive change and opportunity for women in sports.
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Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Johann Koss

Founder, Right To Play International

Kaitee Daley

Senior Editor, Social/Viral Content, ESPN

Jay Jay Nesheim

Sr. Director, Communications, ESPN

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Erin Leyden

Sr Producer, ESPN Films

Claressa Shields

2012 women's boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Boxer

Katie Hnida

First Woman to play D1 Football

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Jesse Lichtenberg

Marketing, BDA Sports Management

Amy Huchthausen

Commissioner, America East Conference

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman, Basketball Coach

Sharon Lancu

Director, Initiative

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Sue Bird

Professional Athlete, WNBA

Emilie Bydwell

Head of Rugby Programming, ATAVUS / USA Rugby

Monica Diaz

VP Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Gwen Conley

Group Media Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Arthur Joseph

Founder and Chairman, The Vocal Awareness Institute

Jill Hotchkiss

VP Marketing + Creative, Disney

Deidra Maddock

Vice President, Sports Management, ESPN

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Barb Lazarus

Owner, Game On! Sports 4 Girls, Game On! Sports 4 Girls and Game On! Sports Foundation

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Debbie Spander

Vice President Broadcasting & Coaching, Wasserman Media Group

Louis Roloff

VP, Group Director, Mediavest

Crystal Yang Edwards

Assoc. Director, Publicity, ESPN Communications

Jessica Shobar

Segment Producer, ESPN

Mike Denzler

Account Executive, ESPN

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Renee Wilson

Chief Client Officer, MSLGROUP

Nicole M. LaVoi

The Tucker Center

Russell Wolff

EVP & Managing Director, ESPN International

Courtney Hamilton

Director, Fox Networks Group

Dr. Henry Friedman

Co Founder, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Jacqui Spence

Board Director, TPT Partners

Nancy Lough

President / Professor, Sport Marketing Association & UNLV

Lynn Holzman

Commissioner, West Coast Conference

Julie Sobieski

VP, ESPN Programming

Emily Hughes

Business Consultant, Google

Qunnie Lin

Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Maureen Huff

VP, Time Warner Cable

Corinne Nevinny

Chief Fitness Officer, Fight 2B Fit

Miraj Parikh

Director Partnerships & Activations, Northwestern Mutual

Xavi Cortadellas

Cortadellas, Gatorade

Andrea Young

President, Experiential Marketing, INMarketing Services (a division of Advantage Sales and Marketing)

Claire Lessinger

Sales and Events Manager, Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Nicole Branagh

UA Athlete, Beach Volleyball

Larissa de Leon

AMD, Mediavest

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Liz Arky

Trustee, US Ski & Snowboard Assn, Arky Group Consulting LLC

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Tina Thornton

SVP Production, Multimedia Sponsorship Integration & Management Ops, ESPN

Morgan Flatley

CMO, Gatorade

Marina Escobar

VP Visual Technology, ESPN

David Williams

Corporate Communications, ESPN

Christa Riepe

Owner and Founder, Elite Symmetry

Ashley Adam

Producer, ESPN

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Kevin Martinez

VP, Corp Citizenship, ESPN

Julie Shumaker

Vice President, PLAY, Zynga

Nga Le

Business Operation Director, GSMP

Yasmian Alsharshani

Founder, Qatar Golf Ladies and Yasmian Events, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Meredith Walker

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Julia Mancuso

Olympic Ski Racer

Kara Linse

Director, Global Sponsorship Marketing, Olympic Games, Visa

Carmelita Jeter

Track & Field Athlete

Judith Sweet

Consultant, Gender Equity

Karen Dry

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Kim Azzarelli

Co Founder, Seneca Women

Holly Humphrey

Director, Strategic Programs, EY

Brent Gordon

Co-Founder Utah Girls Tackle Football League, Father of Sam Gordon

Pavithra Chandra

Global Sports Mentoring Program

Matt Eisenberg

Editor, espnW

Pearl Davenport

Director - Marketing Production, Disney XD Marketing

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Edward Erhardt

President, Global Sales and MarketingPresident, ESPN

Debbie Hesse

Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Alicia McMachan

Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Alison Overholt

Editor-in-Chief, espnW

Lauren Loberg

Sport Psychology Consultant, Pyramid Performance Consulting

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Sean T Hanrahan

SVP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Kate Gustafson

Writer, ivivva by lululemon athletica

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing, FOX Sports Networks

Mark Gainey

CEO, Strava Inc.

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Jamie Newman

Founder of Hoops of America, Basketball Coach

Isaac Hinds

Senior Brand Manager - Specialty, CYTOSPORT

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Sara Johnson

Studio Director, ESPN

Jacqueline Orellana

Marketing, Toyota

Victoria Duval

Tennis

Kerry Ruggieri

SVP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Melanie Jackson

Senior Editor, espnW

Katie Myers

Executive, CAA Sports Consulting

Paulina Kelly

Product Marketing Manager, New Balance

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Marketing, ESPN

Lizzie Velasquez

Motivational Speaker, Author

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Jenn Holmes

Deputy editor, espnW

Lauren Robinson

Sponsorship Activation, ESPN

Dr. Ashleigh Huffman

University of Tennessee

Monica Gonzalez

Analyst, ESPN / Gonzo Soccer

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Vice President, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

Sue Enquist

Owner, Sue Enquist Coaching

Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic Snowboarder, Athlete

Nicole LaVoi

Associate Director, The Tucker Center

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Michele Roberts

Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association

John Wildhack

EVP Programming & Production, ESPN

Suzanne Paxton

Olympian; Executive Producer, Point Studio, Inc., Point Studio TV - Television/Video Production

Ken Boudreau

Sr. Director ESPN Media Technologies, ESPN

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Alana Nichols

Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball and Alpine Skiing

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, SportsCenter Co-Host

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Sarah Hillyer

Dr., University of Tennessee

Christopher Eames

VP, Customer Marketing & Sales, ESPN

Shellie Pfohl

Executive Director, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Sydney Davis

Director, Global Diveristy & Inclusion, AEG

Louise Cornetta

ESPN Radio Program Director II, ESPN Radio

Robert LeGrand

Account Executive, ESPN CMS

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Julie Paterson

Paterson, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Jake Waxenberg

Director of Brand Strategy, Athos

Nickolas Restivo

Social Media Marketing Manager, Muscle Milk

Kelly Pena

Senior Vice President Disney Channels Research, Disney Channels Worldwide - The Walt Disney Company

Jess Weiner

CEO, Talk to Jess

Lori Fuglestad

Director, Global Sports Partners

Katie Montiel Vidaillet

Senior Manager, Gatorade

Kimberly Jarvis

ESPN Images Photo Coordinator, ESPN Images

Heather Spears

PR Consultant, The Brand Amp

Delena Turman

Producer/Associate Producer, ESPN (espnW presents: Be Honest with Cari Champion & First Take)

Mark Lewis

Executive Vice President of Championships & Alliances, NCAA

Jill Gregory

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Industry Services, NASCAR

Tara Chozet

Senior Publicist, ESPN

Jamie Valvano

Cancer Survivor, The V Foundation

Carolyn Desai

Desai, Time Warner Cable Sports

Cynthia Coredo

Program Manager, GSMP

Josette Persson

Executive Producer, Point Studio/Women in the World

Patrick Stiegman

VP / Editor Director, ESPN Digital & Print Media, ESPN

Justin Connolly

ESPN, Disney and ESPN Affiliate Sales and Marketing

Aly Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Tanya Prewitt-White

Dr., Adler University

Shanelle Barrett

Triathlon Athlete, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Veronica Osogo

Tennis Player, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Sereita Cobbs

Director, Content Integration & Strategy, espnW

Rebecca Hudson

Senior Editor, espnW

Dawn Scott

Fitness and Performance Coach, Fitness Coach and Performance Coach, U.S. Women's National Team

Lynn Olszowy

Feature Reporter/Producer, espnW

Alyson Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Linda Shetina Logan

Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Chrissy Summers

Founder, Beyond Sticks

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Ali Bronson

Assoc Producer II, ESPN Radio

Hanna Fauzie

Managing Editor, GSMP

Sam Gordon

Athlete, Football, Soccer, Track

Andrea Berry

Broadcast Media Consultant, Fox Networks Group

Amy Rosenfeld

Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Erin Hartman

COO, Beyond Sticks

Megan Greenwell

Senior Editor, ESPN the Magazine

Lisa Murray

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Worldwide

Tonya Cornileus

VP, Learning & Org Development, ESPN Human Resources

Katie Bourner

President Nantes Derby Girls, GSMP

Ann Francis

VP Production Operations, ESPN Charlotte

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Lisa Stokes

Manager of Booking & Talent Production, ESPN

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Amy Van Deusen

Editor, espnW

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Stephanie Rudnick

SVP, Communications, MKTG & The Players Tribune

Terence Keenan

Security, ESPN Global Security

Christopher Lin

Web Developer, espnW

Adriana Becerra

Director, FOX Media Services

Batoul Arnaout

Influencer, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Dima Alardah

Youth Team Leader, Social Entrepreneur

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, SC & News, ESPN

Aaron LaBerge

EVP & Chief Technology Officer, ESPN

Dani Rylan

Commissioner, National Women's Hockey League

Lauren Klopmeyer

Brand Partnerships, WME | IMG

Sofia Sanchez

Founder, Activate YA

Najat Alsayegh

Youth Development Specialist, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Monica Fee

Agent, CAA Sports

Jennifer Minogue

ESPN Digital Account Executive, Sales

Julian Newman

Athlete, Basketball

Libby Geist

Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Joan Coraggio

Group Communications Director - Brand Integration, Saatchi & Saatchi

Therese Steiner

President & Founder, Therese Steiner Consulting

Kevin Plank

Founder & CEO, Under Armour

Melissa Isaacson

Writer, espnW

Dr. Jill Brooks

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Head to Head Consultants

Amanda Shalala

Sports Broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Susy Jackson

Executive Editor, Women in the World/Tina Brown Live Media

Tiffany Shine

Director of Marketing, Relativity Sports

Carrie Drinkwater

SVP, Mediahub

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Nungshi Malik

President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Sonja Henning

Sports Marketing, NIKE

Katina Arnold

VP, Corporate Communications, ESPN

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Tashi Malik

Vice-President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Sandy Nunez

Coordinating Producer, SportsCenter, ESPN

Karen Cox

Women's Brand Director, Oakley, Oakley

Heidi Boynton

Executive Director, Mini Mermaid Running Club

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Julia Pine

Asst. Director, Communications, SCGA

Cecilia Vales

Gonzo Soccer Executive Director Mexico and Latin America, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Sheldon Spencer

Editor/Communications, ESPN

Tesfaye Negussie

Associate Producer, espnW

Carrie Kabat

Public Relations Manager, New Balance

Cindy Whitehead

Pro Skateboarder & Founder of Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word, Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word

Sofia Lombardo-Ramos

VP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Ali Krieger

US Soccer

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Sue Wicks

Hall of Fame Member, WNBA Legend /Fight 2B Fit

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Tara Roberts

Founder, Girltank

Wanda Young

VP Media and Digital Marketing, Walmart

Meg Aronowitz

Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

John Honerkamp

Senior Manager - Runner Products & Services / Chief Coach, New York Road Runners

Carla Bustamante

PR Director, Baseball Team Naranjeros of Hermosillo, GSMP

Adrienne Lofton

SVP, Global Brand Marketing, Under Armour

Kathryn Schloessman

President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Caroline Maher

Taekwondo Hall of Fame, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Laura Ramirez

Associate Producer, ESPN- Los Angeles Production Office

Rob Koch

Dir. of Communications, USA Hockey

Kimberly Wilson

VP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, ESPN