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


Mo'ne Davis

Pitcher, Philadelphia Taney Dragons

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Sasha DiGiulian

Tracey Black

Carmelita Jeter


Adriana Rizzo

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Michelle Kwan

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

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Katie Kotkins

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Carrie A Brzezinski

VP, Marketing Solutions, ESPN


Hilary Knight

Terri Burke

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Jessica Mendoza

ESPN Sideline Reporter and Studio Analyst, ESPN | Athlete

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Health

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Paul Hertel

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Lisa Strasman

, NCSA Athletic Recruiting

Judy Sweet

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

Michael Bayle

Sarah Hirshland

Carolyn Feinstein

SVP, Global Marketing, Electronic Arts

Andrea Chu

Heather Scheer

Chris Talbott

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Natara Holloway

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

Tonya Antonucci

John Walsh

EVP & Executive Editor, ESPN

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Stefanie Dolson

Donald McPherson

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

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

James Maas

, Sleep to Win!

Chris LaPlaca


Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Christine Plonsky

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Megan Eisenhard

Nefertiti Walker

Heidi Sandreuter

VP Women's Marketing, Under Armour

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Nickole Raymond

Cindy Whitehead

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

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Katie Raymond

Greta Gaines

Winter Vinecki

Minda Santiago Garvens

Anucha Browne

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Sue Enquist

Michele Foley

Henry Friedman

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

Maria Shriver

Jill Brooks

Mary Wittenberg

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

Keli Lee

Jessica Cassity

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Eric Johnson

EVP, Global Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Nancy Major

Laurie Orlando

Senior Vice President, Talent Development & Planning

Joanna Rice

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

Matthew Weeks

Melanne Verveer

Partner, Seneca Point Global

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Joy Russo

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Kathleen Behrens

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

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Carol Stiff


Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Amanda Heaton

Peg Moline

Patrick McClenahan

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

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Grace Kiraguri

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

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Kat Kirsch Alford

Nancy Hubbell


Sue Rodin

Allison Kallish

Diane Penny

Larry Scott

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Katie Mundell

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Isaac Hinds

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Alana Glass

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Jennifer Martin

Sleep Psychologist

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Kerri Walsh

Jodi Markley

SVP, Operations, ESPN

Leah LaPlaca

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Christina King

Laurel Richie

President, WNBA

Tiana B. Holt

Jeremy Schaap

Tina Thornton

Karen Poole

Social Media Manager, W3Move & Fiterazzi

Amy Huchthausen

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Michael Millay

Russell Wolff


Elly Deutch

Barb Lazarus

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

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Elena Hight

Kay Moore

Chloe Kim

Professional American Snowboarder

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Andy Walshe

Director of High Performance, Red Bull

Julie McGlone

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

Amy Fuchs

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Marie Donoghue

ESPN executive vice president, global strategy and original content

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

John Skipper

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

Lauren Loberg

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Kelly Hampton

Kelly Hampton, Sick Sports

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President Phoenix Suns & Mercury, Phoenix Suns/Mercury

Ruthie Bolton

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Karen Brodkin

President of Business Affairs, IMG

Laura Gentile

Team W, espnW

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Rebecca Van Dyck

Head of Consumer Marketing, Facebook

Lindsay Colas

Andrea Berry

SVP, Broadcast Media Services, Fox Networks Group

Rose Smith

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Julie Juarez

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Sloane Stephens

Adam Deutsch

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

Brittney Griner

Jackie Stasi

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Michael Whan

Commissioner, LPGA

Rosalyn Durant

Lindsay Amstutz

, FOX Sports Networks

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Lauren Stevenson

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

Katie Richman

Director, Social Strategy & Product Development, espnW

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Langely McNeal

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Mary O'Connor

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

Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Gretchen Bleiler

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Beth Brooke-Marciniak

Global Vice Chair, EY

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Kacy Catanzaro

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Christine Godleski


Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO, williamsworks

Diane Lamb

VP, Communications, ESPN

Janey Marks

Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, Getty Images

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO, WTA

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Kate Fagan

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

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Kate Johnson

Patricia Phillips


Jane McManus

Kerin Hempel

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

Nicole Castrale

LPGA Tour Player

James Carter

Dr, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Marcia Keegan

VP Production, ESPN

Chelsie Stegemiller

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Tonya Cornileus

, ESPN Human Resources

Laura Desmond

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Julie Moeller

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Gabby Reece

Julie Foudy


Jill Frederickson

Senior Coordinating Producer, Bureaus, ESPN

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Patricia Betron


Adriana Becerra

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Jessica Long

Leslie Gittess

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Porter Littlepage

Beth Bass


Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

John Kosner


Alicia McConnell

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

Darren Rovell

Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Diane Cummins

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Dana Allen

Amanda Carmichael

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Lee Ann Daly

Elena Delle Donne

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Mehman Karimov

Jenna Mielnicki

Sarah Robb O'Hagan


Glenna Patton

Kathleen Francis

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

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

sara gotfredson

VP West Coast Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Allison Leahy

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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