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


James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Hilary Knight

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Larry Scott

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Patricia Phillips


Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Gabby Reece

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Chris LaPlaca


Keli Lee

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Amanda Heaton

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Kathleen Francis

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

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Tonya Antonucci

Michelle Kwan

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

Adriana Rizzo

Glenna Patton

Kate Johnson

Mehman Karimov

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Nickole Raymond

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Sue Enquist

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Lauren Loberg

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Allison Kallish

Mary O'Connor

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

Jackie Stasi

Cindy Whitehead

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

Chelsie Stegemiller

Donald McPherson

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

Matthew Weeks

Porter Littlepage

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Sloane Stephens

Brittney Griner

Katie Raymond

Jill Brooks

Laura Desmond

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

John Skipper

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

Julie Juarez

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Chris Talbott

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Anucha Browne

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Paul Hertel

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Elena Delle Donne

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Jessica Long

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Jeremy Schaap

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Sue Rodin

Katie Kotkins

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Ruthie Bolton

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Kathleen Behrens

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

Lauren Stevenson

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

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Michele Foley

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Amanda Carmichael

Langely McNeal


Nefertiti Walker

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Grace Kiraguri

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

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Alana Glass

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Joanna Rice

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

Sarah Hirshland

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Sasha DiGiulian

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Carol Stiff


Nancy Hubbell


Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Megan Eisenhard

Diane Cummins

Jenna Mielnicki

Winter Vinecki

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Kerri Walsh

Carmelita Jeter


Tiana B. Holt

Diane Penny

Gretchen Bleiler

Joy Russo

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Adriana Becerra

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Amy Fuchs

Tracey Black

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Alicia McConnell

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

Beth Bass


Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Rose Smith

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Kacy Catanzaro

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Kay Moore

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Kat Kirsch Alford

Kerin Hempel

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

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Julie McGlone

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

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Nancy Major

Tina Thornton

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Christine Godleski


Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Stefanie Dolson

Adam Deutsch

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

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Isaac Hinds

Michael Bayle

Terri Burke

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Patrick McClenahan

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

Henry Friedman

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

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Kate Fagan

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

Elena Hight

Peg Moline

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Amy Huchthausen

Jane McManus

Barb Lazarus

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

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Maria Shriver

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Lindsay Colas

Allison Leahy

Katie Mundell

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Natara Holloway

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

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Jessica Cassity

Leah LaPlaca

Dana Allen

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Leslie Gittess

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

John Kosner


Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Lee Ann Daly

Christina King

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Michael Millay

Rosalyn Durant

Judy Sweet

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

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Heather Scheer

Elly Deutch

Julie Foudy


Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Christine Plonsky

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Greta Gaines

Patricia Betron


Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Julie Moeller

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Minda Santiago Garvens

Mary Wittenberg

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

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Andrea Chu

Russell Wolff


Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

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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