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


Tracey Black

Donald McPherson

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

Amy Fuchs

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Patricia Betron


Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Anucha Browne

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Judy Sweet

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

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Sasha DiGiulian

Tina Thornton

Nancy Hubbell


Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Kerin Hempel

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

Hilary Knight

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Larry Scott

Lee Ann Daly

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Jill Brooks

Kerri Walsh

Lauren Loberg

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Megan Eisenhard

Minda Santiago Garvens

Katie Raymond

Alana Glass

Katie Mundell

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Leslie Gittess

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Adriana Rizzo

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Michelle Kwan

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

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Jackie Stasi

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Dana Allen

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Grace Kiraguri

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

Jeremy Schaap

Langely McNeal

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Kay Moore

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Kate Fagan

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

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Nancy Major

Michael Bayle

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Peg Moline

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Michael Millay

Andrea Chu

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Leah LaPlaca

Carmelita Jeter


Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Adriana Becerra

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Joanna Rice

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

Terri Burke

Kathleen Behrens

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

Christine Plonsky

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Rosalyn Durant

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Kate Johnson

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Gretchen Bleiler

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Nickole Raymond

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Julie Juarez

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Russell Wolff


Adam Deutsch

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

Jessica Long

Amy Huchthausen

Lauren Stevenson

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

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Stefanie Dolson

Brittney Griner

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Diane Penny

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Patricia Phillips


Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Winter Vinecki

Glenna Patton

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Rose Smith

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Porter Littlepage

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Barb Lazarus

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

Katie Kotkins

Julie McGlone

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

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Kat Kirsch Alford

Julie Foudy


Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Nefertiti Walker

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Henry Friedman

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

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Diane Cummins

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Ruthie Bolton

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Jenna Mielnicki

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Natara Holloway

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

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Kathleen Francis

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

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Tiana B. Holt

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Jessica Cassity

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Maria Shriver

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Kacy Catanzaro

Elena Hight

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Sue Enquist

Jane McManus

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Chris LaPlaca


Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Allison Kallish

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Chris Talbott

Michele Foley

Mehman Karimov

Greta Gaines

Elena Delle Donne

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Mary Wittenberg

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

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Mary O'Connor

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

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Patrick McClenahan

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

Elly Deutch

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Beth Bass


Sarah Hirshland

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi


Sloane Stephens

Sue Rodin

Laura Desmond

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Gabby Reece

John Skipper

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

Allison Leahy

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Cindy Whitehead

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

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Tonya Antonucci

Heather Scheer

Alicia McConnell

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

Amanda Carmichael

Carol Stiff


Christina King

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Amanda Heaton

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Chelsie Stegemiller

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

John Kosner


Lindsay Colas

Isaac Hinds

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Matthew Weeks

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Paul Hertel

Julie Moeller

Keli Lee

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Joy Russo

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Christine Godleski


Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi