October 14-16, 2015 | St. Regis Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California


Vision, Action, Impact. For two action-packed days
we will focus on women + sports and how we can individually, and collectively, create change.

Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers

Chris LaPlaca


Judy Sweet

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

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol


Karen Brodkin

IMG Worldwide

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee


Enterprise Holdings

Larry Scott

Pac-12 Conference

Cindy Freed

VP Sales Communications, ESPN

Diane Cummins

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist Coaching, LLC/UCLA

Stephanie Druley

Sr VP Production College Networks, ESPN

Christine Plonsky

University of Texas

Ashley Koff, RD

dietitian, author, health & lifestyle contributor

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Grace Kiraguri

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

Julie Juarez

Amy Huchthausen

America East Conference

Sue Rodin

Stars & Strategies, Inc.

Natara Holloway

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

Laura Desmond

CEO, Starcom MediaVest Group

Alana Nichols

Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier

Mimi Griffin

MSG Promotions

Lakey Peterson

Association of Surfing Professionals

Lori LeBas

Sr VP Strategy & Business Operations, ESPN

Lisa Strasman

NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Elena Hight

Pro Snowboarder

Chloe Kim

Snowboarder, Snowboarder from the US

Chris McKendry

SportsCenter anchor, ESPN

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer II, ESPN

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Mehman Karimov

CEO, Sport For Development Public Union, Republic of Azerbaijan

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Tonya Cornileus

ESPN Human Resources

Leah LaPlaca

VP Talent Planning & Negotiations, ESPN

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief ExecuBve Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Chris Talbott


Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Ashley Smeltzer

Red Bull

Christina King

Keli Lee

ABC Entertainment Group

Val Ackerman

Commissioner, Big East Commissioner

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Danielle Summers


Lindsay Colas

Wasserman Media Group

Liesl Holtz


Sasha DiGiulian


Morgan Flatley


Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Donna Carpenter

Burton Snowboards

Kerry D. Chandler

Chief Human Resources Officer, Under Armour

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Minda Santiago Garvens

Langely McNeal

Pro Skier

Stefanie Dolson

Washington Mystics

Tina Thornton

VP Production & Multimedia Intergration & Management Ops, ESPN

Caroline Andrew


Amanda Heaton

Columbia Sportswear

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Jenna Mielnicki


Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Dana Allen

Competitor Group

Kerri Walsh

Nickole Raymond


Ruthie Bolton

Peg Moline

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Elysa Walk

Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

John Skipper

Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks & President, ESPN

Faith Popcorn

Founder & CEO, Brain Reserve, Author

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Nishima Chudasama

Girl Rising

Patricia Phillips


Amy Purdy

US Paralympic snowboarder, spokesperson

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Lee Ann Daly


Sanya Richards-Ross

EAG Sports Management

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports

Katie Raymond

JBL/Harman International

Amanda Carmichael

Scoutware LLC & WISE Director of Mentorship

Mary Wittenberg

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

Lauren Stevenson

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

Hilary Shaev


Julie McGlone

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

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Kat Kirsch Alford

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Sheryl Swoopes

Head coach, Loyola University Chicago, Olympian, retired professional basketball player

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Lindsey Jacobellis

Olympic snowboarder

Sarah Reinertsen

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Holly Campbell


Hannah Storm

Host, SportsCenter/Tennis/Face to Face with Hannah Storm, ESPN

Taylor Townsend

Professional tennis player

John Kosner

EVP Digital and Print Media, ESPN

Katie Kotkins

Cycle for Survival

Ann Meyers Drysdale

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

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier

Alana Glass

Contributor, Forbes SportsMoney

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Carmelita Jeter

Track & field athlete, three-­?Bme Olympic medalist

Therese Steiner

Therese Steiner Consulting

Beth Bass


Kate Fagan

Writer, espnW

Janet Evans


Alex Mallen


Gabby Reece

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Global Consumer & Brand Marketing, Facebook

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Allison Kallish


Cindy Whitehead

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

Hilary Knight


Kate Johnson

IMG Olympic Consulting

Julie Eddleman

Director-Client Service, Google

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Kay Moore

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Michelle Kwan

Analyst, Fox Sports, reBred figure skater, Olympic medalist

Jeremy Schaap

Bureau Reporter, ESPN

Maria Shriver

MOS Enterprises

Kathleen Francis

Women in Sports and Events - WISE

Laurie Orlando

Sr VP Talent Planning and Development, ESPN

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Katie Mundell


Jill Brooks

Head to Head Consultants

Jackie Stasi


Kathleen Behrens

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

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run

Nicole Castrale


James Maas

Sleep to Win!

Michael Bayle

Jessica Cassity

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Julie Moeller

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Shamila Kohestani

Former captain, Afghan women's naBonal soccer team

Patricia Betron

SVP, Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Adriana Rizzo

Sr Director Mobile & Broadband Marketing, ESPN

Alicia McConnell


Kristine Lilly

Retired soccer player, World Cup and Olympic gold medalist

Lauren Loberg

Pyramid Performance Consulting / U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Adriana Becerra

, Director, FOX Media Services

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Elena Delle Donne

Chicago Sky

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Kathleen DeBoer

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Lisa Stokes

Manager Talent Planning, ESPN

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Glenna Patton


Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Julie Foudy

espnW Talent, Soccer Commentator, Features Reporter and Host

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Andy Walshe

Red Bull

Russell Wolff

ESPN International

Luz Amuchastegui

El Desafio

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Summer Sanders

Blackline Media

Nancy Hubbell


Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Jessica Mendoza

Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Amy Stanton

, Stanton & Company

Rosalyn Durant

VP College Sports Programming, ESPN

Kerin Hempel


Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Jessica Long

Paralympic swimmer and gold medalist

Amy Jo Martin

Digital Royalty Inc.

Michele Foley

Mary O'Connor

SVP, The Marketing Arm

Jane McManus

Writer, espnW

Nancy Major

Orthopedic Radiology

Isaac Hinds


Christine Godleski


Amy Fuchs

Time Warner Cable

Andrea Chu


Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Tiana B. Holt

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Lindsay Amstutz

FOX Sports Networks

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby

Susan Cohig

National Hockey League

Erin Leyden

ESPN Films

Sharon Byers

SVP Coca-Cola North America

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Paul Hertel

Barb Lazarus

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

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Business Strategy & Original Content, ESPN

Sloane Stephens

Professional tennis player

Cindy Timchal

Naval Academy

Adam Deutsch

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

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Emily Greener

Co-­Founder & Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Allison Leahy

Anucha Browne

Vice President of Women's Basketball Championships, NCAA

Carol Stiff

Vice President Content Program & Integration, espnW

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Gretchen Bleiler


Megan Eisenhard

Learfield Sports

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

John Lisko

Executive Communications Director, Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic sabre fencer

Terri Burke

VP, Marketing & Business Development, Edwards Lifesciences

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Rob King

Sr VP SportsCenter & News, ESPN

Greta Gaines


Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Megan Porteous

Digital Rotalty

Tonya Antonucci

Chief Marketing Officer, Playworks

EAG Sports Management

Sage Steele

NBA Countdown Host, Sports Center Co-Host

Winter Vinecki


Nefertiti Walker

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Leslie Gittess

CEO/Blue Sky Media

Heather Scheer

Sr Director Business Affairs, ESPN

Britt Kahn

Talent ExecuBve, CONAN

Mo'ne Davis


Chelsie Stegemiller

Red Bull

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Michele Promaulayko


Don McPherson

Activist, Educator, College Football Hall of Famer

Henry Friedman

, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

On October 14th, 2015, the sixth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit will unite a stellar group of female athletes, leaders in the sports world and industry influencers for a two-day program of speakers, sports activities and networking, all focused on creating positive change and opportunity for women in sports.

Through a compelling series of keynotes, panel discussions and interactive work sessions, The Summit addresses a wide range of topics, from global access to sports and opportunities for the advancement of women, to the marketing of female athletes and the business of women’s sports.

The Summit is a one-of-a-kind event that connects, motivates and enables attendees to gain valuable insights and data points, and collaborate on creating an actionable vision for the future of women and sports.

Please join us at this year's Summit.
Be a part of the ACTION.


SportsCenter's Kevin Negandhi interviews Maria Shriver during the 2014 Summit.

» Check out highlights from The 2014 Summit