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


Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Tiana B. Holt

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Maria Shriver

Kerri Walsh

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Katie Mundell

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Allison Kallish

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Kathleen Francis

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

Adam Deutsch

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

Greta Gaines

Christina King

Sloane Stephens

Julie McGlone

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

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Michelle Kwan

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

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Langely McNeal

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Alicia McConnell

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

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Barb Lazarus

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

Chelsie Stegemiller

Mary Wittenberg

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

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Nancy Major

Peg Moline

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Anucha Browne

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Jackie Stasi

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Matthew Weeks

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Glenna Patton

Kacy Catanzaro

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Amanda Carmichael

John Skipper

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

Tracey Black

Michael Millay

Chris Talbott

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Jeremy Schaap

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Kerin Hempel

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

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Jill Brooks

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Cindy Whitehead

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

Donald McPherson

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

Tonya Antonucci

Alana Glass

Porter Littlepage

Sasha DiGiulian

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Michael Bayle

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Elena Delle Donne

Amanda Heaton

Adriana Rizzo

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Julie Foudy


Christine Plonsky

Dana Allen

Sarah Hirshland

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Lindsay Colas

Adriana Becerra

Kate Fagan

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

Joy Russo

Megan Eisenhard

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Diane Penny

Hilary Knight

Carmelita Jeter


Elly Deutch

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Julie Moeller

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Grace Kiraguri

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

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Kat Kirsch Alford

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Kay Moore

Jenna Mielnicki

Winter Vinecki

John Kosner


Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Beth Bass


Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Tina Thornton

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Brittney Griner

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Katie Raymond

Rosalyn Durant

Patrick McClenahan

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

Gabby Reece

Nickole Raymond

Elena Hight

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Heather Scheer

Stefanie Dolson

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Amy Huchthausen

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Allison Leahy

Patricia Phillips


Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Lee Ann Daly

Natara Holloway

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

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Mary O'Connor

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

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Keli Lee

Judy Sweet

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

Isaac Hinds

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Andrea Chu

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Jane McManus

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Sue Enquist

Leah LaPlaca

Terri Burke

Paul Hertel

Jessica Long

Michele Foley

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Lauren Loberg

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball


Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Leslie Gittess

Chris LaPlaca


Lauren Stevenson

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

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Ruthie Bolton

Carol Stiff


Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Nancy Hubbell


Mehman Karimov

Larry Scott

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Diane Cummins

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Julie Juarez

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Patricia Betron


Henry Friedman

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

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Joanna Rice

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

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Gretchen Bleiler

Nefertiti Walker

Russell Wolff


Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Sue Rodin

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Minda Santiago Garvens

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Kathleen Behrens

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

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Rose Smith

Jessica Cassity

Amy Fuchs

Katie Kotkins

Christine Godleski


Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Laura Desmond

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Kate Johnson