Women In Sports Forum 2016 Recap

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April 15, 2016

9:00am - 4:00pm

"The Room Becomes Better When You Walk In"

    2015 was the rise of women in sports.  From the court to the field, and the cage to the sidelines, women dominated the global sports world and sent a resounding message that women are the present and future of the mutli-billion dollar male dominated industry.  The time is now for women to own their power and walk boldly into their purpose.
    Attend the 2016 Women in Sports Forum and gather with an accomplished group of women sports leaders for a dynamic day of inspiring keynotes, thought provoking panel discussions, and interactive work sessions. 
  The inaugural event is guaranteed to educate, empower, and build a community of tomorrow's brilliant sports minds. Don't miss this one of a kind event!

Keynote Speaker

Jemele Hill

Co Host of ESPN'S "His & Hers"

Jemele Hill, ESPN's "His and Hers" co-host, returns to the city that raised her to deliver the Women in Sports Forum keynote address. 


Danielle Harris

GLIAC | Assistant Commissioner for Compliance/Championships

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Dr. Becca Leopkey

University of Georgia | Assistant Professor

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Ana Ramirez-Saenz

La Fuente Consulting, LLC | Owner

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Dr. Joyce Olushola

Arkansas State University | Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ketra Armstrong

University of Michigan | Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs | Professor of Sport Management

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Dr. Nancy Spencer

Bowling Green State University | Associate Professor

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Dr. Sally Ross

Grand Valley State University | Associate Professor

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Janee' Ayers

Detroit City Council

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Korinth Patterson

MAC Assistant | Commissioner/Championships

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Mary Ellen Gillespie

UW Green Bay | Director of Athletics

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Shamari Hamlet

Detroit PAL | Athletics Coordinator

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Shana Renee

All Sports Everything | Unmanning the Game

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Shirelle Jackson

University of Miami | Director of Student-Athlete Development

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Zora Stephenson

WNCT-TV Reporter | Digital Journalist

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Corrine Foster

Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapist | Sol Therapist

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Sylvia Crawford

Chief Executive | Sports Mom

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Robin Kinnie

Motor City Woman Radio Show

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  • 8:00am
  • 9:05am-11:45am
  • Registration and Check-In
    Welcome/ Opening Remarks
  • Diversity In the Workplace
  • Being An Agent For Change
    Career Talk Panel
    Work/Life Balance   

  • 12:00pm
  • Sports Entrepreneurship
    Physical Wellness

    Keynote Luncheon
    Women In Higher Education Panel
    Closing Keynote
    Network Social/Breakout Session   



professionals - $175.00 (includes all fees)
Undergrad/grad - $110.00 (includes all fees) 
High school students- Free 

Cadillac Hotel 

1114 Washington Bvld
Detroit, MI 48226