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


Julie Foudy


Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Sasha DiGiulian

Gretchen Bleiler

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Sue Enquist

Terri Burke

Kathleen Francis

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

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Dana Allen

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Patricia Phillips


Katie Kotkins

Jill Brooks

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Jane McManus

Jenna Mielnicki

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Amanda Heaton

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Elly Deutch

Chris Talbott

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Judy Sweet

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

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Amanda Carmichael

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Lauren Loberg

Nancy Major

Christina King

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Joy Russo

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Kathleen Behrens

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

Kate Fagan

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

Adriana Becerra

Brittney Griner

Minda Santiago Garvens

Beth Bass


Adriana Rizzo

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Mary O'Connor

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

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Lindsay Colas

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Michele Foley

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Ruthie Bolton

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Tiana B. Holt

Paul Hertel

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Sarah Hirshland

Heather Scheer

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Alana Glass

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Russell Wolff


Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Julie Moeller

Porter Littlepage

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Julie Juarez

Gabby Reece

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA


Andrea Chu

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Patrick McClenahan

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

Amy Huchthausen

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Donald McPherson

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

Glenna Patton

John Skipper

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

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Patricia Betron


Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Jessica Cassity

John Kosner


Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Leslie Gittess

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Natara Holloway

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

Amy Fuchs

Jackie Stasi

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Keli Lee

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Stefanie Dolson

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Diane Cummins

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Allison Kallish

Kate Johnson

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Mehman Karimov

Lauren Stevenson

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

Leah LaPlaca

Sue Rodin

Nickole Raymond

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Christine Plonsky

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Tracey Black

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Nancy Hubbell


Chris LaPlaca


Barb Lazarus

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

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Megan Eisenhard

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Carmelita Jeter


Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Henry Friedman

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

Kay Moore

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Winter Vinecki

Kerin Hempel

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

Larry Scott

Langely McNeal

Joanna Rice

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

Grace Kiraguri

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

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Christine Godleski


Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Sloane Stephens

Nefertiti Walker

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Michelle Kwan

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

Jeremy Schaap

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Elena Delle Donne

Luz Amuchastegui

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

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Cindy Whitehead

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

Carol Stiff


Laura Desmond

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Rosalyn Durant

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Allison Leahy

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Michael Millay

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Mary Wittenberg

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

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Peg Moline

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Alicia McConnell

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

Anucha Browne

Maria Shriver

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Chelsie Stegemiller

Isaac Hinds

Kerri Walsh

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Jessica Long

Julie McGlone

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

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Rose Smith

Tonya Antonucci

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Michael Bayle

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Elena Hight

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Tina Thornton

Adam Deutsch

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

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Kacy Catanzaro

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Hilary Knight

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Greta Gaines

Katie Raymond

Matthew Weeks

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Kat Kirsch Alford

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Diane Penny

Katie Mundell

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Lee Ann Daly

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

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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