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


Amanda Heaton

Allison Kallish

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Gretchen Bleiler

Elena Hight

Cindy Whitehead

Diane Cummins

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Joy Russo

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Jessica Cassity

Larry Scott

Maureen Lindsey

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Luz Amuchastegui

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

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Chelsie Stegemiller

Michael Bayle

Andrea Berry


Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Winter Vinecki

Eric Johnson

Executive Vice President, Multimedia Sales for ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales

Katie Richman

Julie Moeller

Carrie A Brzezinski

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association

Sasha DiGiulian

John Kosner


Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Michael Whan

Amanda Carmichael

Kerin Hempel

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

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Sarah Hirshland

John Walsh


Kate Johnson

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Mary O'Connor

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

Kerri Walsh

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Kay Moore

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Beth Bass


Matthew Weeks

Donald McPherson

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

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Sheryl Swoopes

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

Tracey Black

Jodi Markley


Langely McNeal

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Isaac Hinds

Karen Poole

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Tina Thornton

Melanne Verveer

Gabby Reece

Andrea Chu

Tonya Antonucci

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Anita DeFrantz

President and Member of the Board of Directors, LA84 Foundation

Lisa Strasman

Jill Brooks

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Jessica Mendoza

Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist


Mehman Karimov

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Kate Fagan

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

Barb Lazarus

Owner and Founder of Game On!

Jenna Mielnicki

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Mary Wittenberg

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

Alana Glass

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Glenna Patton

Heather Scheer

Terri Burke

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President, Phoenix Mercury Vice President, Phoenix Suns

Kat Kirsch Alford

Nefertiti Walker

Patricia Phillips


Laura Desmond

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Anucha Browne

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Adriana Rizzo

Grace Kiraguri

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

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Adam Deutsch

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

Joanna Rice

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

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

John Skipper

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

Lee Ann Daly

Michele Foley

Megan Eisenhard

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Leslie Gittess

Lauren Stevenson

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

Rosalyn Durant

Kathleen Francis

President, Oasis Sports Ventures, LLC

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Christina King

Minda Santiago Garvens

Jackie Stasi

Nancy Hubbell


Lauren Loberg

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing for FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks

Kelly Hampton

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Patrick McClenahan

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

Alicia McConnell

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

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Jane McManus

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Sloane Stephens

Sue Enquist

Rose Smith

Porter Littlepage

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Sue Rodin

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Adriana Becerra

Paul Hertel

Russell Wolff


Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Julie McGlone

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

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Jessica Long

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Christine Plonsky

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Allison Leahy

Greta Gaines

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Katie Raymond

Julie Juarez

Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Katie Mundell

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Marie Donoghue

Sr VP Global Strategy, Business Development and Business Affairs, ESPN

Chris Talbott

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Katie Kotkins

Peg Moline

Amy Fuchs

Julie Foudy

Founder, Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, Television Analyst and Reporter for ABC/ESPN

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

Karen Brodkin

Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs FOX Sports Media Group

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Michele Promaulayko

Editor-in-Chief, Women's Health

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Laurel Richie

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Nancy Major

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Diane Lamb

Vice President, Communications

Dana Allen

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Tonya Cornileus


Jill Frederickson

Sr. Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Chris LaPlaca


Hilary Knight

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Keli Lee

Henry Friedman

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

Judy Sweet

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

Carolyn Feinstein

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisition Marketing Electronic Arts

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Carmelita Jeter


Ibtihaj Muhammad

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

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Michelle Kwan

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

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Michael Millay

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Nickole Raymond

Tiana B. Holt

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Natara Holloway

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

Elly Deutch

Marcia Keegan

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Amy Huchthausen

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Kathleen Behrens

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

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

President, Equinox

Diane Penny

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW SportsCenter Anchor, Chicago's ESPN 1000 Reporter, ESPNChicago.com

Carol Stiff


Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

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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