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

Miraj Parikh

Director Partnerships & Activations, Northwestern Mutual

Tanya Prewitt-White

Dr., Adler University

Pavithra Chandra

Global Sports Mentoring Program

Robert LeGrand

Account Executive, ESPN CMS

Lizzie Velasquez

Motivational Speaker, Author

Ken Boudreau

Sr. Director ESPN Media Technologies, ESPN

Claressa Shields

2012 women's boxing Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Boxer

Paulina Kelly

Product Marketing Manager, New Balance

Tara Roberts

Founder, Girltank

Sereita Cobbs

Director, Content Integration & Strategy, espnW

Nickolas Restivo

Social Media Marketing Manager, Muscle Milk

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Katie Myers

Executive, CAA Sports Consulting

Renee Wilson

Chief Client Officer, MSLGROUP

Jamie Valvano

Cancer Survivor, The V Foundation

Ali Bronson

Assoc Producer II, ESPN Radio

Nicole LaVoi

Associate Director, The Tucker Center

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Ashley Adam

Producer, ESPN

Victoria Duval

Tennis

Vivian Newman

Mother of Jaden & Julian Newman, Basketball Coach

Christopher Lin

Web Developer, espnW

Erin Leyden

Sr Producer, ESPN Films

Claire Lessinger

Sales and Events Manager, Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Tonya Cornileus

VP, Learning & Org Development, ESPN Human Resources

Russell Wolff

EVP & Managing Director, ESPN International

Tara Chozet

Senior Publicist, ESPN

Adriana Becerra

Director, FOX Media Services

Terence Keenan

Security, ESPN Global Security

Jennifer Minogue

ESPN Digital Account Executive, Sales

Jennifer Chun

SVP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Melissa Isaacson

Writer, espnW

Debbie Spander

Vice President Broadcasting & Coaching, Wasserman Media Group

Corinne Nevinny

Chief Fitness Officer, Fight 2B Fit

Sue Bird

Professional Athlete, WNBA

Patrick Stiegman

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

Gwen Conley

Group Media Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Jaden Newman

Womens Basketball Player

Pearl Davenport

Director - Marketing Production, Disney XD Marketing

Monica Diaz

VP Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness, ESPN

Dr. Kevin Stone

Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Lauren Robinson

Sponsorship Activation, ESPN

Jess Weiner

CEO, Talk to Jess

Emily Hughes

Business Consultant, Google

Katie Bourner

President Nantes Derby Girls, GSMP

Deidra Maddock

Vice President, Sports Management, ESPN

Wanda Young

VP Media and Digital Marketing, Walmart

Sofia Sanchez

Founder, Activate YA

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Brent Gordon

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

Ann Francis

VP Production Operations, ESPN Charlotte

Kimberly Jarvis

ESPN Images Photo Coordinator, ESPN Images

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, National Hockey League

John Wildhack

EVP Programming & Production, ESPN

Nga Le

Business Operation Director, GSMP

Julian Newman

Athlete, Basketball

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Cindy Whitehead

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

Marina Escobar

VP Visual Technology, ESPN

Katie Hnida

First Woman to play D1 Football

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Suzanne Paxton

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

Ali Krieger

US Soccer

Cynthia Coredo

Program Manager, GSMP

Michele Roberts

Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association

Erin Hartman

COO, Beyond Sticks

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Mark Gainey

CEO, Strava Inc.

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, SC & News, ESPN

Nicole Branagh

UA Athlete, Beach Volleyball

Lis Moss

Agent, CAA Sports

Batoul Arnaout

Influencer, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Lynn Olszowy

Feature Reporter/Producer, espnW

Stephanie Rudnick

SVP, Communications, MKTG & The Players Tribune

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, SportsCenter Co-Host

Caroline Maher

Taekwondo Hall of Fame, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Sarah Hillyer

Dr., University of Tennessee

Alexa Cook

Agent, CAA Sports

Alicia McMachan

Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Monica Fee

Agent, CAA Sports

Megan Greenwell

Senior Editor, ESPN the Magazine

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Tesfaye Negussie

Associate Producer, espnW

Lynn Holzman

Commissioner, West Coast Conference

Laura Ramirez

Associate Producer, ESPN- Los Angeles Production Office

Sue Wicks

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

Gina Porretti

Vice President, Production, Fox Sports

Christina Lance

Manager, Championship Communications, United States Golf Association

Dani Rylan

Commissioner, National Women's Hockey League

Najat Alsayegh

Youth Development Specialist, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Carrie Bocian

VP, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable

Carla Bustamante

PR Director, Baseball Team Naranjeros of Hermosillo, GSMP

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Sofia Lombardo-Ramos

VP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Katina Arnold

VP, Corporate Communications, ESPN

Larissa de Leon

AMD, Mediavest

Jake Waxenberg

Director of Brand Strategy, Athos

Libby Geist

Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films

Shanelle Barrett

Triathlon Athlete, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Lauren Klopmeyer

Brand Partnerships, WME | IMG

John Honerkamp

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

Alyson Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Andrea Berry

Broadcast Media Consultant, Fox Networks Group

Dawn Scott

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

Aaron LaBerge

EVP & Chief Technology Officer, ESPN

Jenn Holmes

Deputy editor, espnW

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Holly Humphrey

Director, Strategic Programs, EY

Aleia Naylor

Vice President, Marketing, Women's Sports Foundation

Heidi Boynton

Executive Director, Mini Mermaid Running Club

Karen Cox

Women's Brand Director, Oakley, Oakley

Sandy Nunez

Coordinating Producer, SportsCenter, ESPN

Christopher Eames

VP, Customer Marketing & Sales, ESPN

Lisa Murray

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon Worldwide

Julia Pine

Asst. Director, Communications, SCGA

Julie Paterson

Paterson, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Hanna Fauzie

Managing Editor, GSMP

Dr. Henry Friedman

Co Founder, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Edward Erhardt

President, Global Sales and MarketingPresident, ESPN

Shellie Pfohl

Executive Director, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Morgan Flatley

CMO, Gatorade

Hilary Knight

Athlete

Justin Connolly

ESPN, Disney and ESPN Affiliate Sales and Marketing

Nungshi Malik

President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing, FOX Sports Networks

Linda Driscoll

Founder & CEO, Dream Big!

Carolyn Desai

Desai, Time Warner Cable Sports

Carrie Kabat

Public Relations Manager, New Balance

Josette Persson

Executive Producer, Point Studio/Women in the World

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

David Williams

Corporate Communications, ESPN

Kelly Pena

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

Rebecca Hudson

Senior Editor, espnW

Mark Lewis

Executive Vice President of Championships & Alliances, NCAA

Katie Montiel Vidaillet

Senior Manager, Gatorade

Alison Overholt

Editor-in-Chief, espnW

Jamie Newman

Founder of Hoops of America, Basketball Coach

Kerry Ruggieri

SVP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

Sharon Lancu

Director, Initiative

Delena Turman

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

Arthur Joseph

Founder and Chairman, The Vocal Awareness Institute

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Christine Godleski

COO, WNBA

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist, Bloomberg View

Kara Linse

Director, Global Sponsorship Marketing, Olympic Games, Visa

Judith Sweet

Consultant, Gender Equity

Aly Furch

Director of Client and Corporate Communications, BDA Sports Management

Tiffany Shine

Director of Marketing, Relativity Sports

Kevin Martinez

VP, Corp Citizenship, ESPN

Julie Shumaker

Vice President, PLAY, Zynga

Chrissy Summers

Founder, Beyond Sticks

Xavi Cortadellas

Cortadellas, Gatorade

Jill Gregory

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Industry Services, NASCAR

Isaac Hinds

Senior Brand Manager - Specialty, CYTOSPORT

Melanie Jackson

Senior Editor, espnW

Dr. Jill Brooks

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Head to Head Consultants

Carrie Drinkwater

SVP, Mediahub

Amanda Shalala

Sports Broadcaster, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Lauren Loberg

Sport Psychology Consultant, Pyramid Performance Consulting

Barb Lazarus

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

Kimberly Wilson

VP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, ESPN

Brittany Cranston

Director of Communications, CytoSport/Muscle Milk

Qunnie Lin

Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Liz Arky

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

Sonja Henning

Sports Marketing, NIKE

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Maureen Huff

VP, Time Warner Cable

Crystal Yang Edwards

Assoc. Director, Publicity, ESPN Communications

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Debbie Hesse

Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation

Susy Jackson

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

Rachel Frank

Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

Meredith Walker

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

Cecilia Vales

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

Carmelita Jeter

Track & Field Athlete

Julia Mancuso

Olympic Ski Racer

Courtney Hamilton

Director, Fox Networks Group

Kevin Plank

Founder & CEO, Under Armour

Julie Sobieski

VP, ESPN Programming

Louis Roloff

VP, Group Director, Mediavest

Jay Jay Nesheim

Sr. Director, Communications, ESPN

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Monica Gonzalez

Analyst, ESPN / Gonzo Soccer

Deborah Larkin

CEO, Women's Sports Foundation

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Adrienne Lofton

SVP, Global Brand Marketing, Under Armour

Mike Denzler

Account Executive, ESPN

Sean T Hanrahan

SVP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Kristin Malaspina

Vice President Partnership Marketing, Time Warner Cable

Sara Johnson

Studio Director, ESPN

Karen Dry

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

Yasmian Alsharshani

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

Alana Nichols

Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball and Alpine Skiing

Joan Coraggio

Group Communications Director - Brand Integration, Saatchi & Saatchi

Andrea Young

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

Veronica Osogo

Tennis Player, Global Sports Mentoring Program

Jessica Shobar

Segment Producer, ESPN

Jacqueline Orellana

Marketing, Toyota

Sue Enquist

Owner, Sue Enquist Coaching

Kathryn Schloessman

President, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Jill Hotchkiss

VP Marketing + Creative, Disney

Sydney Davis

Director, Global Diveristy & Inclusion, AEG

Cynthia Hogan

SVP for Public Policy, National Football League

Nicole M. LaVoi

The Tucker Center

Tashi Malik

Vice-President of NungshiTashi Foundation, Global Sports Mentoring Programme

Meg Aronowitz

Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Dima Alardah

Youth Team Leader, Social Entrepreneur

Tina Thornton

SVP Production, Multimedia Sponsorship Integration & Management Ops, ESPN

Emilie Bydwell

Head of Rugby Programming, ATAVUS / USA Rugby

Amy Rosenfeld

Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Kaitee Daley

Senior Editor, Social/Viral Content, ESPN

Nancy Lough

President / Professor, Sport Marketing Association & UNLV

Kim Azzarelli

Co Founder, Seneca Women

Sam Gordon

Athlete, Football, Soccer, Track

Karen Brodkin

President, Business Affairs, WME|IMG Worldwide

Jacqui Spence

Board Director, TPT Partners

Amy Huchthausen

Commissioner, America East Conference

Christa Riepe

Owner and Founder, Elite Symmetry

Rob Koch

Dir. of Communications, USA Hockey

Leslie Brandow

Global Marketing, TaylorMade Golf

Jesse Lichtenberg

Marketing, BDA Sports Management

Johann Koss

Founder, Right To Play International

Dr. Ashleigh Huffman

University of Tennessee

Heather Spears

PR Consultant, The Brand Amp

Louise Cornetta

ESPN Radio Program Director II, ESPN Radio

Jessica Holtz

Agent, CAA Sports

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Sheldon Spencer

Editor/Communications, ESPN

Therese Steiner

President & Founder, Therese Steiner Consulting

Matt Eisenberg

Editor, espnW

Lori Fuglestad

Director, Global Sports Partners

Lisa Stokes

Manager of Booking & Talent Production, ESPN

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Marketing, ESPN

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Amy Stanton

Stanton & Company

Kate Gustafson

Writer, ivivva by lululemon athletica

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Jenni Luke

CEO, Step Up

Linda Shetina Logan

Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Sarah Spain

Columnist, Radio Host, SportsCenter Reporter, espnW

Amy Van Deusen

Editor, espnW

Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic Snowboarder, Athlete