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


Andrea Chu

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Michael Bayle

Leah LaPlaca

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Alicia McConnell

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

Leslie Gittess

Lee Ann Daly

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Elly Deutch

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Jane McManus

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Kay Moore

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Katie Kotkins

Tina Thornton

Langely McNeal

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Elena Delle Donne

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Sarah Hirshland

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Amanda Carmichael

Jessica Cassity

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Cindy Whitehead

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

Amanda Heaton

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Alana Glass

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

John Walsh


Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Mary O'Connor

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

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Hilary Knight

Sloane Stephens

Julie McGlone

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

Michael Millay

Terri Burke

Allison Leahy

Andrea Berry


Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Lauren Loberg

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Grace Kiraguri

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

Adriana Becerra

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN

Diane Penny

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Nancy Hubbell


Diane Cummins

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Julie Foudy


Julie Moeller

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Kate Johnson

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Mary Wittenberg

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

Kathleen Francis

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

Laura Desmond

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Christine Plonsky

Julie Juarez

Rosalyn Durant

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Tracey Black

John Skipper

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

Kate Fagan

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

Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Jessica Long

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Amy Huchthausen

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

James Maas

CEO, Sleep for Success! & Sleep to Win!

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Amy Fuchs

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Russell Wolff


Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Carmelita Jeter


Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Rose Smith

Joanna Rice

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

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Elena Hight

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Winter Vinecki

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Barb Lazarus

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

Tonya Cornileus


Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Jill Brooks

Tiana B. Holt

Chelsie Stegemiller

Patrick McClenahan

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

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Maria Shriver

Michele Foley

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor


Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Peg Moline

Chris Talbott

Isaac Hinds

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Tonya Antonucci

Christina King

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Megan Eisenhard

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Kerin Hempel

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

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Kat Kirsch Alford

Nefertiti Walker

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Joy Russo

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Gabby Reece

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Michelle Kwan

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

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Glenna Patton

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Greta Gaines

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Carol Stiff


Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Stefanie Dolson

Allison Kallish

Lauren Stevenson

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

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Mehman Karimov

Jackie Stasi

Patricia Phillips


Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Larry Scott

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Dana Allen

Henry Friedman

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

Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Sue Enquist

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Keli Lee

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Jenna Mielnicki

Brittney Griner

Beth Bass


Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Minda Santiago Garvens

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Gretchen Bleiler

Jeremy Schaap

Anucha Browne

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Nickole Raymond

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Matthew Weeks

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Donald McPherson

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

Sasha DiGiulian

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Kerri Walsh

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Heather Scheer

Chris LaPlaca


Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Judy Sweet

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

Katie Mundell

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

John Kosner


Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Natara Holloway

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

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Kathleen Behrens

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

Adam Deutsch

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

Sue Rodin

Adriana Rizzo

Porter Littlepage

Nancy Major

Katie Raymond

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Paul Hertel

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic 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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