Women Leaders in College Sports Announces Multi-Year Partnership Extension with Nike

April 18, 2019

Chanel Barnes 
Women Leaders in College Sports

Marielle Guettler 

Kansas City, Mo. – Women Leaders in College Sports and Nike have announced a 5-year contract extension that will take their long-term partnership through 2024.
Nike is one of Women Leaders’ longest-standing corporate partners. This 5-year agreement speaks to the strong relationship built between Nike and Women Leaders in College Sports.
“Nike is proud to continue its relationship with Women Leaders in College Sports,” says Kit Morris, Nike senior director of college sports. “Women Leaders is an outstanding organization with decades of success inspiring and encouraging women. Nike is committed to supporting an organization focused on developing and advancing women leaders”.
As a part of the partnership, Nike will continue sponsoring the annual Nike Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon at the Women Leaders National Convention. This luncheon recognizes industry men and women through several awards and is one of the convention’s signature events. In past years, Nike has also provided athletes as featured guest speakers at the luncheon. Most recently, Nike athlete and Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad was featured at the 2018 National Convention in Atlanta. 
“We are thrilled to continue our longtime Nike partnership,” says Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports. “Nike’s support and engagement over the years has helped us to elevate our brand and celebrate the strength and potential of women leaders in our industry and beyond.”