Women Leaders National Convention Testimonials

The Women Leaders National Convention is THE event to attend if you want to develop, connect, and advance in your career. We bring together the most passionate, inspired, strong, and resilient women in our business. But we don't need to sell you—we'll let them tell you why you must attend!

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"As a first-time Women Leaders in College Sports attendee and scholarship recipient, I could not be more grateful for the experience I had at the 2016 Women Leaders in College Sports Rally in Kansas City. I am new to the college athletics arena and while I have great contacts in my own community, lacked those connections with counterparts across the country who are doing similar work. I made dozens of connections in those few days that will undoubtedly elevate my own work here at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. In addition, the programming and workshop topics motivated me to think differently about my own potential and confidence in the realm of college sports especially as a female in the industry. I hope to continue the momentum I’m feeling today back in Green Bay!." – Molly Vandervest, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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“Not only was the Rally filled with nothing but good vibes and material that left me feeling both re-energized personally and professional, but it also provided for an incredible opportunity to connect with others within the industry. As a young professional and only a second time attendee of the event, I can honestly say that already in my short time with Women Leaders in College Sports, the organization has touched my heart and enriched my life forever. I feel so blessed that the whole Women Leaders in College Sports community made my time in Kansas City possible and I look forward to the years to come with the entire family. ” – Erin Mykleby, California State University, Bakersfield
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You'll Meet Lifelong Friends and Mentors

 

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“If I had to sum up the Convention in one word, it would be Empowering! Having the opportunity to interact with and learn from so many high achieving, successful women ignited a fire deep within. I’m motivated to return to campus and make a greater impact!” – Cori Pinkett, Baylor University
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“Attending the Women Leaders in College Sports Convention was one of the best decisions of my professional career. I was able to connect with empowering women; women that encouraged me to press on towards my dreams. I learned that no dream is too big or unattainable as many strong women have already started paving the way for the rest of us. From Graduate Assistants to SWA’s, from Junior Colleges to Division-I institutions, the diversity of administrators completely enriched our experience. I am looking forward to being “EXTREME” with these women that make a DIFFERENCE in college athletics!” – Elizabeth Reyes, University of Arkansas
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And Learn the Importance of Lift as you Rise

 
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“I have long been a member of Women Leaders in College Sports, but had never been to a convention and finally took the initiative to do it this year and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my professional life to date. I participate in the Women of Color calls throughout the year and it was phenomenal to meet with some of the speakers we had throughout the year. It was just great to be around like-minded women who I could pick their brains about a variety of topics. I think as women that’s one of the ways that we connect with people, by conversing and interacting and it was nice to just have some “face time” with some of the most influential women in our industry.  I’m a graduate of IAA West '13 and it was a life and career changing experience and the 2016 Women Leaders in College Sports Rally was equally as affirming and life changing."  Jessica Poole, Florida Atlantic University 
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It was a great experience.  The Women Leaders in College Sports Rally had a mixture of educational and inspirational sessions designed to meet our ever-changing climate in collegiate athletics. Thanks, Women Leaders in College Sports for the opportunity to meet and engage with other strong women in the field of athletics.” – Ronda Seagraves, Concordia University Texas
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