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

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, SportsCenter Co-Host

Cynthia Coredo

Program Manager, GSMP

Pearl Davenport

Director - Marketing Production, Disney XD Marketing

Mark Gainey

CEO, Strava Inc.

Claire Lessinger

Sales and Events Manager, Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Jill Gregory

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Industry Services, NASCAR

Shanelle Barrett

Triathlon Athlete, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Aaron LaBerge

EVP & Chief Technology Officer, ESPN

Crystal Yang Edwards

Assoc. Director, Publicity, ESPN Communications

Tara Roberts

Founder, Girltank

Wanda Young

VP Media and Digital Marketing, Walmart

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

David Williams

Corporate Communications, ESPN

Lynn Olszowy

Feature Reporter/Producer, espnW

Debbie Hesse

Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation

Alicia McMachan

Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Monica Fee

Agent, CAA Sports

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Melissa Isaacson

Writer, espnW

Sue Wicks

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

Rebecca Hudson

Senior Editor, espnW

Tambra Bonatti

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Bright Spot Creative

Carrie Drinkwater

SVP, Mediahub

Therese Steiner

President & Founder, Therese Steiner Consulting

Corinne Nevinny

Chief Fitness Officer, Fight 2B Fit

Susy Jackson

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

Jill Hotchkiss

VP Marketing + Creative, Disney

Jay Jay Nesheim

Sr. Director, Communications, ESPN

Cecilia Vales

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

Batoul Arnaout

Influencer, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Holly Humphrey

Director, Strategic Programs, EY

Dima Alardah

Youth Team Leader, Social Entrepreneur

Erin Hartman

COO, Beyond Sticks

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Christopher Eames

VP, Customer Marketing & Sales, ESPN

Louise Cornetta

ESPN Radio Program Director II, ESPN Radio

Kevin Martinez

VP, Corp Citizenship, ESPN

Dr. Ashleigh Huffman

University of Tennessee

Linda Shetina Logan

Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Sharon Lancu

Director, Initiative

Jenn Holmes

Deputy editor, espnW

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Cindy Whitehead

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

Amy Huchthausen

Commissioner, America East Conference

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Dr. Jill Brooks

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Head to Head Consultants

Stephanie Rudnick

SVP, Communications, MKTG & The Players Tribune

Katie Hnida

First Woman to play D1 Football

Liz Arky

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

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Lauren Robinson

Sponsorship Activation, ESPN

Michelle Gervais

Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Aly Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Sonja Henning

Sports Marketing, NIKE

Miraj Parikh

Director Partnerships & Activations, Northwestern Mutual

Sarah Hillyer

Dr., University of Tennessee

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Jake Waxenberg

Director of Brand Strategy, Athos

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Isaac Hinds

Senior Brand Manager - Specialty, CYTOSPORT

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Meg Aronowitz

Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Dawn Scott

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

Michele Roberts

Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association

Julie Paterson

Paterson, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Courtney Hamilton

Director, Fox Networks Group

Carolyn Desai

Desai, Time Warner Cable Sports

Emily Hughes

Business Consultant, Google

Laura Ramirez

Associate Producer, ESPN- Los Angeles Production Office

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Marina Escobar

VP Visual Technology, ESPN

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

Jess Weiner

CEO, Talk to Jess

Adrienne Lofton

SVP, Global Brand Marketing, Under Armour

Carmelita Jeter

Track & Field Athlete

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Julie Sobieski

VP, ESPN Programming

Jesse Lichtenberg

Marketing, BDA Sports Management

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Caroline Maher

Taekwondo Hall of Fame, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Amy Rosenfeld

Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Kerry Ruggieri

SVP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Christopher Lin

Web Developer, espnW

Christa Riepe

Owner and Founder, Elite Symmetry

Sydney Davis

Director, Global Diveristy & Inclusion, AEG

Ali Krieger

US Soccer

Carla Bustamante

PR Director, Baseball Team Naranjeros of Hermosillo, GSMP

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

Ashley Adam

Producer, ESPN

Lauren Klopmeyer

Brand Partnerships, WME | IMG

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Tara Chozet

Senior Publicist, ESPN

Kim Azzarelli

Co Founder, Seneca Women

Tanya Prewitt-White

Dr., Adler University

Karen Dry

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Julian Newman

Athlete, Basketball

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Renee Wilson

Chief Client Officer, MSLGROUP

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Kevin Plank

Founder & CEO, Under Armour

Nicole M. LaVoi

The Tucker Center

Suzanne Paxton

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

Lizzie Velasquez

Motivational Speaker, Author

Lori Fuglestad

Director, Global Sports Partners

Sofia Lombardo-Ramos

VP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Qunnie Lin

Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Sara Johnson

Studio Director, ESPN

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Tesfaye Negussie

Associate Producer, espnW

Russell Wolff

EVP & Managing Director, ESPN International

Meredith Walker

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

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, SC & News, ESPN

Carrie Kabat

Public Relations Manager, New Balance

Yasmian Alsharshani

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

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Erin Leyden

Sr Producer, ESPN Films

Jacqueline Orellana

Marketing, Toyota

Mike Denzler

Account Executive, ESPN

Tina Thornton

SVP Production, Multimedia Sponsorship Integration & Management Ops, ESPN

Sue Enquist

Owner, Sue Enquist Coaching

Dani Rylan

Commissioner, National Women's Hockey League

Sandy Nunez

Coordinating Producer, SportsCenter, ESPN

Judith Sweet

Consultant, Gender Equity

Shellie Pfohl

Executive Director, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Debbie Spander

Vice President Broadcasting & Coaching, Wasserman Media Group

Claressa Shields

2012 women's boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Boxer

Julie Shumaker

Vice President, PLAY, Zynga

Gwen Conley

Group Media Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Paulina Kelly

Product Marketing Manager, New Balance

Kathryn Schloessman

President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Larissa de Leon

AMD, Mediavest

Adriana Becerra

Exec Director, FOX Media Services

Louis Roloff

VP, Group Director, Mediavest

Sam Gordon

Athlete, Football, Soccer, Track

Nickolas Restivo

Social Media Marketing Manager, Muscle Milk

Amanda Shalala

Sports Broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Kara Linse

Director, Global Sponsorship Marketing, Olympic Games, Visa

Sean T Hanrahan

SVP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Melanie Jackson

Senior Editor, espnW

Johann Koss

Founder, Right To Play International

Ken Boudreau

Sr. Director ESPN Media Technologies, ESPN

Lisa Murray

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Worldwide

Karen Cox

Women's Brand Director, Oakley, Oakley

Nancy Lough

President / Professor, Sport Marketing Association & UNLV

Julia Mancuso

Olympic Ski Racer

Libby Geist

Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films

Sereita Cobbs

Director, Content Integration & Strategy, espnW

Victoria Duval

Tennis

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing, FOX Sports Networks

Brent Gordon

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

Sofia Sanchez

Founder, Activate YA

Jamie Newman

Founder of Hoops of America, Basketball Coach

Heather Spears

PR Consultant, The Brand Amp

Jennifer Minogue

ESPN Digital Account Executive, Sales

Monica Gonzalez

Analyst, ESPN / Gonzo Soccer

Robert LeGrand

Account Executive, ESPN CMS

Rob Koch

Dir. of Communications, USA Hockey

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Kimberly Wilson

VP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, ESPN

Josette Persson

Executive Producer, Point Studio/Women in the World

Pavithra Chandra

Global Sports Mentoring Program

Veronica Osogo

Tennis Player, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

Sue Bird

Professional Athlete, WNBA

Nungshi Malik

President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Lauren Loberg

Sport Psychology Consultant, Pyramid Performance Consulting

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Katie Bourner

President Nantes Derby Girls, GSMP

Morgan Flatley

CMO, Gatorade

Deidra Maddock

Vice President, Sports Management, ESPN

Dr. Henry Friedman

Co Founder, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Sheldon Spencer

Editor/Communications, ESPN

Katie Montiel Vidaillet

Senior Manager, Gatorade

Joan Coraggio

Group Communications Director - Brand Integration, Saatchi & Saatchi

Andrea Young

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

Lynn Holzman

Commissioner, West Coast Conference

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Nicole LaVoi

Associate Director, The Tucker Center

Chrissy Summers

Founder, Beyond Sticks

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Najat Alsayegh

Youth Development Specialist, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Katie Myers

Executive, CAA Sports Consulting

Terence Keenan

Security, ESPN Global Security

Ann Francis

VP Production Operations, ESPN Charlotte

Maria Rodriguez

DLA Piper LLP

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Tiffany Shine

Director of Marketing, Relativity Sports

Tonya Cornileus

VP, Learning & Org Development, ESPN Human Resources

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

John Honerkamp

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

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Barb Lazarus

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

Jamie Valvano

Cancer Survivor, The V Foundation

Delena Turman

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

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Alyson Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Patrick Stiegman

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

Kelly Pena

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

Kaitee Daley

Senior Editor, Social/Viral Content, ESPN

Jessica Shobar

Segment Producer, ESPN

Justin Connolly

ESPN, Disney and ESPN Affiliate Sales and Marketing

Matt Eisenberg

Editor, espnW

Mark Lewis

Executive Vice President of Championships & Alliances, NCAA

Xavi Cortadellas

Cortadellas, Gatorade

Arthur Joseph

Founder and Chairman, The Vocal Awareness Institute

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Julia Pine

Asst. Director, Communications, SCGA

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Hanna Fauzie

Managing Editor, GSMP

Alison Overholt

Editor-in-Chief, espnW

Lisa Stokes

Manager of Booking & Talent Production, ESPN

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Monica Diaz

VP Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN

Alana Nichols

Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball and Alpine Skiing

Nga Le

Business Operation Director, GSMP

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Emilie Bydwell

Head of Rugby Programming, ATAVUS / USA Rugby

Heidi Boynton

Executive Director, Mini Mermaid Running Club

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Katina Arnold

VP, Corporate Communications, ESPN

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Marketing, ESPN

Edward Erhardt

President, Global Sales and MarketingPresident, ESPN

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Nicole Branagh

UA Athlete, Beach Volleyball

Tashi Malik

Vice-President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Andrea Berry

Broadcast Media Consultant, Fox Networks Group

Maureen Huff

VP, Time Warner Cable

Ali Bronson

Assoc Producer II, ESPN Radio

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman, Basketball Coach

Megan Greenwell

Senior Editor, ESPN the Magazine

Kimberly Jarvis

ESPN Images Photo Coordinator, ESPN Images

Amy Van Deusen

Editor, espnW

Gabrielle Dow

Vice President of Marketing & Fan Engagement, Green Bay Packers

John Wildhack

EVP Programming & Production, ESPN

Kate Gustafson

Writer, ivivva by lululemon athletica

Jacqui Spence

Board Director, TPT Partners

Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic Snowboarder, Athlete