Women Leaders Podcast

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Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 27: Chris Plonsky

Posted on 3/18/2018
Chris Plonsky is a true trailblazer! She’s the director of women’s athletics at the University of Texas and a past president of Women Leaders.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 26: Lori Hendricks

Posted on 3/4/2018
We can’t wait for you to listen to Patti Phillips’ conversation with Lori Hendricks, the director of athletics at her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College, and a current Women Leaders board member.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 25: Amy Huchthausen

Posted on 2/18/2018
Patti Phillips talks with Amy Huchthausen, the commissioner of the America East Conference, who was the league’s first female commissioner and the youngest commissioner ever hired at the Division I level at the time of her appointment.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 24: Carla Williams

Posted on 2/6/2018
Patti Phillips caught up with Carla Williams, the director of athletics at the University of Virginia, and the first female African-American athletics director to lead a Power Five Conference institution!

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 23: Julie Soriero

Posted on 1/21/2018
In today’s episode, Patti Phillips sits down with Julie Soriero, director of athletics at MIT, our current Women Leaders president, and the recently-named NCAA Pat Summitt Award winner!

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 22: Etienne Thomas

Posted on 1/7/2018
We are excited for you to listen to Patti Phillips’ chat with Etienne Thomas, the associate athletics director of student life at The University of Kansas. Etienne joined KU in the summer of 2017 after nearly a decade at her alma mater, North Carolin

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 21: Jill Bodensteiner

Posted on 12/24/2017
Patti Phillips talks with Jill Bodensteiner, the senior associate athletics director at the University of Notre Dame…Go Irish! Jill's insights on remaining rooted in values, serving others, and being authentically you are inspiring—and we know you’ll

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 20: Joni Comstock

Posted on 12/10/2017
Patti Phillips talks with Joni Comstock, the senior vice president of championships at the NCAA, who oversees 84 NCAA championships and 69 sports committees, and ex-officio member of the Women Leaders Board of Directors.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 19: Lisa Campos

Posted on 11/26/2017
Patti sits down with Lisa Campos, who was named Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Athletics Director at the University of Texas, San Antonio on November 17!

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 18: Stevie Baker-Watson

Posted on 11/15/2017
Patti Phillips chats with Stevie Baker-Watson who, since 2012, has been the associate vice president for campus wellness and Theodore Katula director of athletics and recreational sports at DePauw University.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 17: Tamica Smith Jones

Posted on 10/29/2017
Patti sits down with Tamica Smith Jones, director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of California, Riverside. Tamica is a role model for so many. She’s also an author and a motivational speaker, and we can’t wait for you to be inspired b

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 16: Lisa Borders

Posted on 10/20/2017
In our very first live episode, recorded at our National Convention in Dallas on October 10, Patti sits down with Lisa Borders, president of the WNBA.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 15: Dru Hancock

Posted on 10/1/2017
Patti talks with her longtime friend Dru Hancock, senior associate commissioner at the Big 12 Conference, and a member of our Dallas local organizing committee for the Women Leaders National Convention in Dallas, October 8-10.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 14: Kathleen Kunkler

Posted on 9/22/2017
Patti chats with her good friend and fellow Kansas Citian, Kathleen Kunkler, who’s a first VP of weather management, and global sports and entertainment director at Morgan Stanley.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 13: Beth Mowins

Posted on 9/10/2017
Patti talks with Beth Mowins, whose voice may sound recognizable to you! On September 11, Beth will make history by being only the second woman ever to call play-by-play for an NFL game, and on September 24, she will be the first woman to call an NFL

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 12: Ellen Heffernan

Posted on 8/21/2017
Patti talks with Ellen Heffernan, president of Spelman Johnson, one of higher education’s top leadership search firms. If you’re in currently in a search process, or think you might be in the future, you will get so many insights from this conversati

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 11: Ceal Barry

Posted on 8/6/2017
Ceal Barry, from the University of Colorado, is one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. She embarked on a legendary 22-year coaching career at Colorado, and transitioned to administration. We know you’ll find her perspective about the coa

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 10: Carla Wilson

Posted on 7/23/2017
In this episode, Patti chats with Carla Wilson, director of athletics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She started as a budget specialist in UMKC’s administrative affairs office, but she always dreamed of the day when she could marry her l

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 9: Natalie Winkelfoos

Posted on 7/9/2017
At the ripe age of 30, Natalie Winkelfoos became the first female Delta Lodge director of athletics to oversee both men’s and women’s sports at Oberlin College. How did she know at 30 she could do job? She didn’t, but she was willing to take the risk

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 8: Jane Kleinberger

Posted on 6/25/2017
Jane Kleinberger is the co-founder of Paciolan – which up until the day we recorded this was known as Spectra Ticketing and Fan Engagement. (Pac is back!). Jane’s passion and energy for her clients is palpable. We know you’ll love hearing about the r