October 8-10, 2014 | St. Regist Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California


Join us Wednesday, October 8th - Friday, October 10th for the
espnW: Women + Sports Summit, 2014. At the 5th annual Summit, industry leaders will once again come together to create change and opportunity for women in sports. LEARN MORE »

Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Carol Stiff


Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Kathleen Francis

Chair/President, Women in Sports & Events (WISE)

Julie Juarez

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Patricia Phillips


Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Sloane Stephens

Russell Wolff


Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Chelsie Stegemiller

Nancy Hubbell


Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Larry Scott

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Katie Mundell

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Keli Lee

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Luz Amuchastegui

Program Director, El Desafio Foundation (Argentina) 2013 Match Site: Saatchi & Saatchi

Rose Smith

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Elena Delle Donne

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Sarah Hirshland

Amanda Carmichael

Julie McGlone

Coordinating Producer for the Creative Content Unit in ESPN's Production Department

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Kay Moore

Alicia McConnell

Director of Training Sites and Community Partnerships for the United States Olympic Committee

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Lauren Loberg

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Joy Russo

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Kathleen Behrens

Executive Vice President, Social Responsibility & Player Programs National Basketball Association

Barb Lazarus

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

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Michelle Kwan

Senior Advisor for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Dept. of State

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Lee Ann Daly

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Ruthie Bolton

Leah LaPlaca

Nancy Major

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Minda Santiago Garvens

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Kerri Walsh

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Michael Millay

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Greta Gaines

Jackie Stasi

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Langely McNeal

Judy Sweet

Co-Director, Alliance of Women Coaches NCAA Senior Vice President, Retired UC San Diego, Director of Athletics Emerita

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Peg Moline

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Cindy Whitehead

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

Tina Thornton

Carmelita Jeter


Megan Eisenhard

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Isaac Hinds

Katie Kotkins

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Lauren Stevenson

Senior Director of National Accounts, Disney and ESPN Media Networks.

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Jenna Mielnicki

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Anucha Browne

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Beth Bass


Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Amy Huchthausen

Patricia Betron


Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Diane Penny

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Hilary Knight

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Christine Godleski


Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Michael Bayle

Tiana B. Holt

Tonya Antonucci

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Lindsay Colas

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Sasha DiGiulian

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Jane McManus

Laura Desmond

Kat Kirsch Alford

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Sheryl Swoopes

Six time WNBA All Star and Three Time Defensive Player of the Year

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Christine Plonsky

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Ibtihaj Muhammad

U.S. Department of State, Sports Ambassador USA Fencing National Team

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Donald McPherson

Activist, Educator, Feminist, Entrepreneur College Football Hall of Famer

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Winter Vinecki

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Tracey Black

Chris LaPlaca


Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Kacy Catanzaro

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Grace Kiraguri

Founding Director and Managing Director, Icon Sports Marketing Ltd. 2012 Match Site: Saatchi & Saatchi

Nickole Raymond

John Skipper

President, ESPN, Inc. Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks

Michele Foley

Andrea Chu

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Henry Friedman

Co-Director, Collegiate Athlete Premedical Experience (CAPE) Deputy Director, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Rosalyn Durant

Nefertiti Walker

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Mehman Karimov

Porter Littlepage

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Mary Wittenberg

NYRR President and CEO Race Director of the ING New York City Marathon

Stefanie Dolson

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Kerin Hempel

Leads the Strategy & Planning department at New York Road Runners (NYRR)

Leslie Gittess

Adriana Rizzo

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Kate Johnson

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Julie Foudy


Katie Raymond

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Kate Fagan

espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine columnist and feature writer

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Joanna Rice

Director of Finance & Strategy for ESPN Publishing, Licensing & espnW

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Jeremy Schaap

Brittney Griner

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Mary O'Connor

Vice President of Olympic Marketing and Global Platforms for Omnicom’s The Marketing Arm (TMA)

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Sue Rodin

Elena Hight

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Amy Fuchs

Maria Shriver

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Allison Leahy


Natara Holloway

Vice President of Retail Development in the Consumer Products department of the NFL

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Dana Allen

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Chris Talbott

Christina King

Diane Cummins

Gretchen Bleiler

Sue Enquist

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Paul Hertel

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Adam Deutsch

Sr. Director of Product Development for Global X Games, ESPN

Jessica Cassity

John Kosner


Jessica Long

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Elly Deutch

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Julie Moeller

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Gabby Reece

Terri Burke

Heather Scheer

Glenna Patton

Amanda Heaton

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Allison Kallish

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Adriana Becerra

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Jill Brooks

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Alana Glass

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Matthew Weeks

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade