Women Leaders Podcast

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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

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 7: Jacqie McWilliams

Posted on 6/11/2017
Patti Phillips chats with Jacqie McWilliams, commissioner of CIAA. Jacqie is a champion – quite literally! As a student-athlete she was on the national championship basketball AND volleyball teams. She talks about how those experiences guided her, an

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 6: Kathleen McNeely

Posted on 5/28/2017
In this episode, Patti Phillips talks to Kathleen McNeely, the chief financial officer at the NCAA. You’ll hear so many great tidbits about how she manages her team, counts on her staff, and works with her boss, the president of the NCAA Mark Emmert.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 5: Peggy Davis

Posted on 5/14/2017
Patti Phillips chats with Peggy Davis, the director of athletics at Virginia State University. Peggy has such a competitive spirit, and it shines through in this conversation!

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 2: Sandy Barbour

Posted on 5/2/2017
Sandy Barbour, athletic director at Penn State University, is one of four female athletics directors in the Power Five conferences. She and Patti chat about her path to athletics administration.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 4: Grace Calhoun

Posted on 5/2/2017
In this episode, Patti chats with Grace Calhoun, athletic director at the University of Pennsylvania. about smashing glass ceilings in every stage of her career!

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 3: Samantha Huge

Posted on 5/2/2017
Samantha Huge, athletics director atWilliam & Mary, chats with Patti about her career journey, admitting that early on, her moves were neither intentional nor strategic—developing those skills was something she had to learn with experience.

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 1: Vicky Chun

Posted on 5/2/2017
Vicky Chun is vice president and director of athletics at Colgate University and current president of Women Leaders in College Sports. She and Patti chat about Vicky’s strategic and intentional path from player to coach to athletics administrator.

Hey, Podcast Fans: The Women Leaders Podcast is Here!

Posted on 4/30/2017
Launching our own podcast has been something we’ve dreamed about for more than a year, and we’re THRILLED to share that the Women Leaders Podcast is finally here!

Women Leaders Podcast, Episode 17: Tamica Smith Jones

Posted on 10/15/2017
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