October 8-10, 2014 | St. Regist Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California


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

Meet Fellow Innovators & Influencers


Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Elena Delle Donne

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Natara Holloway

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

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Greta Gaines

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Sasha DiGiulian

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Allison Leahy

Nefertiti Walker

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Patricia Phillips


Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Lauren Loberg

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Diane Penny

Gabby Reece

Jenna Mielnicki

Ruthie Bolton

Jackie Stasi

Winter Vinecki

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Tonya Antonucci

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Mary Wittenberg

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

Maria Shriver

Beth Bass


Henry Friedman

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

Keli Lee

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Patrick McClenahan

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

Patricia Betron


Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Langely McNeal

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Amy Fuchs

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Kerin Hempel

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

Matthew Weeks

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Kat Kirsch Alford

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Mary O'Connor

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

John Kosner


Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Barb Lazarus

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

Grace Kiraguri

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

Tracey Black

Julie Foudy


John Skipper

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

Christine Godleski


Julie Juarez

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Adam Deutsch

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

Michael Bayle

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet


Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Elly Deutch

Kerri Walsh

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Carmelita Jeter


Jane McManus

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Kacy Catanzaro

Cindy Whitehead

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

Kate Fagan

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

Alana Glass

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Amy Huchthausen

Peg Moline

Minda Santiago Garvens

Michael Millay

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Diane Cummins

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Chelsie Stegemiller

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Rosalyn Durant

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Anucha Browne

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Sloane Stephens

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Kathleen Behrens

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

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Amanda Heaton

Sarah Hirshland

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Tiana B. Holt

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Lauren Stevenson

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

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Tina Thornton

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Julie Moeller

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Joy Russo

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Joanna Rice

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

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Gretchen Bleiler

Alicia McConnell

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

Lindsay Colas

Laura Desmond

Brittney Griner

Dana Allen

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Julie McGlone

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

Chris Talbott

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Sue Enquist

Amanda Carmichael

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Lee Ann Daly

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Terri Burke

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Paul Hertel

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Allison Kallish

Donald McPherson

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

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Rose Smith

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Michele Foley

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Leah LaPlaca

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Katie Raymond

Chris LaPlaca


Nickole Raymond

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Glenna Patton

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Porter Littlepage

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Hilary Knight

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Mehman Karimov

Russell Wolff


Judy Sweet

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

Katie Kotkins

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Carol Stiff


Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Nancy Major

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Jeremy Schaap

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Andrea Chu

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Katie Mundell

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Adriana Becerra

Megan Eisenhard

Jessica Cassity

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Jill Brooks

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Christina King

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Kate Johnson

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Nancy Hubbell


Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Michelle Kwan

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

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Larry Scott

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Jessica Long

Christine Plonsky

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Leslie Gittess

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Heather Scheer

Elena Hight

Isaac Hinds

Kathleen Francis

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

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Sue Rodin

Kay Moore

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Adriana Rizzo

Stefanie Dolson

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Since its inception in 2010, the espnW: Women + Sports Summit has evolved to become the leading event of its kind. More than just a conference, the Summit is an experience that harnesses a spirit of collaboration among the brightest minds in the sports industry.

Each year, industry leaders come together at the Summit to focus on driving change and opportunity for women in sports. With an overarching goal of developing actionable outcomes each year, thought-provoking content, and invigorating sports activities in a beautiful setting, the Summit is truly in a league of its own.

In 2014, we will once again gather under the theme of Making an Impact. More than ever, the Summit sparks conversations and ideas that make a difference for women + sports. We'll do so this year through compelling keynotes, panel discussions and W Power Talks, all in our unique group setting.

Join us at this year's Summit.
Make an Impact.


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