High-profile speakers at the event included National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts.
"The only two things that are going to be with you for the rest of your life from this experience are who you become and who you impact," UCLA head women's basketball coach Cori Close told participants at Sunday's USA Basketball Women in the Game conference.
USA Basketball Youth Division Manager Andrea Travelstead closed out the 2018 Los Angeles Women in the Game conference by speaking about event operations and told the audience "It's all in the plans."
WNBA Dallas Wings Vice President of Basketball Operations Ashley Miller discussed self-rejection as a motivator during USA Basketball's Women in the Game conference in Los Angeles.
"It takes years of work to be great or good at something - years of practice," said Los Angeles Sparks General Manager Penny Toler, speaking to the Women in the Game audience about her personal journey and achievements in sports.
Attendees of the USA Basketball Women in the Game in Los Angeles got to hear from guest speakers from a variety of sports business fields who shared their personal career journeys, essential characteristics to succeed in their roles, practical strategies to get started in the industry and how to sustain a position in a highly competitive sports industry.
Providing perspective on the field of officiating to the audience at the USA Basketball Women in the Game conference, NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional Advisor Wanda Szeremeta said “You can’t be afraid to do your job."
It's all about pursuing your passion said basketball analyst LaChina Robinson who spoke to Women in the Game participants about her change in career path to a successful career in broadcasting.
"Don't be afraid to go outside the box. Don't be afraid to extend yourself," offered Ruthie Bolton, a two-time Olympic and one-time FIBA World Cup gold medalist, during USA Basketball's Women in the Game Conference in Los Angeles.
Kelly Barsky, University of California, Santa Barbara Deputy Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator, spoke at the USA Basketball Women in the Game conference on "Embracing the Journey."
In addition to presentations from expert guest speakers, attendees of the USA Basketball Women in the Game conference also experienced breakout sessions and small group discussions between speakers and attendees.
Dr. Casey Cooper, a licensed sports psychologist, spoke about "When Life Directs You Where to Go" at USA Basketball's Women in the Game conference.
Erin Prober, the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the NBA Los Angeles Clippers, spoke to Women in the Game participants on her journey into the sports industry.
USA Basketball Youth Division Manager Rita Grayson helped m.c. Saturday's USA Basketball Women in the Game conference in L.A.
After its successful debut in 2017, the USA Basketball Women in the Game initiative returned with a conference April 7-8 at the Windward School in Los Angeles.
2018 USA Basketball Women in the Game Conference