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Women in the Game - Los Angeles

Women in the Game - Los Angeles

(Quick links to each section: Event Details / Facility Location / Mentorship Program / Schedule / Guest Speakers)

Event Details

Saturday, April 7 - Sunday, April 8, 2018

  • Saturday, April 7
    • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Attendee check-in and gift distribution
    • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Guest speaker presentations
    • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
    • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Small group discussions and guest speaker presentations
  • Sunday, April 8
    • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Professional development training and workshop sessions
    • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Exhibition game

*Approximate times listed. Schedule subject to change.

Women in the Game Schedule

Facility Location

Windward School

11350 Palms Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Women in the Game Features

  • Guest speaker presentations from a variety of fields in the sports industry

  • Professional development sessions for practical training in the sports business field

  • Workshop sessions including coaching and event operations

  • USA Basketball gift items

  • Catered lunch

  • Option to apply for acceptance in the on-going mentorship program

Mentorship Program

As an add-on to the Women in the Game conference, a six-week on-going mentorship program is offered to any interested attendee who applies and is selected for entry. The mentorship program connects conference attendees (mentees) with experienced professionals in the sports industry (mentors) to develop personal and professional goals, gain new perspectives and position themselves to advance within their current or future careers. Weekly discussion topics will guide the interaction between the mentee and mentor through phone and email communication.

Application into the mentorship program is entirely optional, and there are no additional fees should an attendee be selected into the program. All participants who register for the Women in the Game conference will receive a follow up email with instructions on how to apply into this optional mentorship program.

Guest Speakers

Kelly Barsky
University of California, Santa Barbara Deputy Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator
Ruthie Bolton
Ruthie Bolton

Two-Time Olympic and One-Time World Cup Gold Medalist
  Cori Close
Cori Close
UCLA Women's Basketball Head Coach
Dr. Casey Cooper
Licensed Sports Psychologist
Rita Grayson
Rita Grayson
USA Basketball Manager, Youth Division
Ashley Miller
Dallas Wings Vice President of Basketball Operations
  Vanessa Nygaard
Vanessa Nygaard
Windward School Senior Associate Athletic Director & Girls Basketball Head Coach
   Erin Prober
Erin Prober
Los Angeles Clippers Director of Strategic Partnerships
LaChina Robinson
Basketball Analyst/Founder of Stretch Beyond
Wanda Szeremeta
NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional Advisor/Evaluator
Penny Toler
Los Angeles Sparks Executive Vice President & General Manager
  Andrea Travelstead
Andrea Travelstead
USA Basketball Manager, Youth Division

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