Women Leaders Podcast-logo

Women Leaders Podcast

Sports & Recreation Podcasts >

Join Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, an organization that develops, connects and advances women leaders at all levels. Every episode Patti will talk with strong, resilient, inspired and passionate women whose career paths you will find inspirational and empowering.

Join Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, an organization that develops, connects and advances women leaders at all levels. Every episode Patti will talk with strong, resilient, inspired and passionate women whose career paths you will find inspirational and empowering.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Join Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, an organization that develops, connects and advances women leaders at all levels. Every episode Patti will talk with strong, resilient, inspired and passionate women whose career paths you will find inspirational and empowering.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 68: Violet Palmer

10/20/2019
More
On the most recent episode of the Women Leaders Podcast, Patti Phillips is joined by Violet Palmer at the LIVE podcast from the 2019 Women Leaders National Convention in Phoenix by Violet Palmer. Violet is the first woman, the first African-American woman, AND the first openly gay woman to referee in the NBA. Violet Palmer, who, because she is such a trailblazer, is featured on Makers, Here she shares so many insights about her epic journey to becoming the first. Until Violet came along,...

Duration:00:29:40

Episode 67: Joan McDermott

10/6/2019
More
On the most recent episode of the Women Leaders Podcast, Patti Phillips is joined by Women Leaders past president and the University of San Francisco Director of Athletics Joan McDermott. When it comes to navigating your career, Joan is an expert. Between her career as a coach and then college administrator, her husband’s career as a baseball coach, AND her six children, Joan has beautifully mastered how to balance it all, and has some great tips for working moms. She has always been...

Duration:00:34:52

Episode 66: Heather Lyke

9/22/2019
More
On the most recent episode of the Women Leaders Podcast, Patti Phillips is joined by former Women Leaders board member and University of Pittsburgh Director of Athletics, Heather Lyke. Heather is truly kicking glass as one of just four women leading power five athletic departments, and she has mastered the art of leadership at all levels. In this podcast, you will learn how Heather navigated from law school to the AD chair, how she started the “group of 6” during her time at Ohio State...

Duration:00:35:35

Episode 65: Carolayne Henry

9/8/2019
More
On the most recent episode of the Women Leaders Podcast, Patti Phillips is joined by Women Leaders past president and the Mountain West Conference Senior Associate Commissioner Carolayne Henry. Carolayne was one of those people that knew from a young age what she wanted to do, and from the time she was just 12 years old, she knew she wanted to go to law school. But after earning her law degree from Pitt, and having the opportunity practice law, she realized she wanted to get back into...

Duration:00:29:41

Episode 64: Peg Bradley-Doppes

8/25/2019
More
In today’s episode, Patti Phillips talks with Peg Bradley-Doppes, Women Leaders Past President and current Vice Chancellor Emeritus and Special Assistant to the Chancellor at the University of Denver. Peg has mastered overcoming challenges by framing them as opportunities —whether it be as a Division l head coach at the young age of 21 or making difficult decisions as a leader when her job is on the line—she has built a remarkable career on a foundation of hard work and integrity....

Duration:00:35:23

Episode 63: Amanda Braun

8/11/2019
More
In today’s episode, Patti Phillips talks with Amanda Braun, director of athletics for the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Amanda, now in her 7th year as an athletic director is a “proud law school dropout” as she says. Listen in to hear how Amanda aligned herself with a great Male Champion early in her career who trust and elevated her quickly and in many ways. Her experience with football oversight and revenue generation while at Northeastern were key to her becoming an athletics...

Duration:00:28:28

Episode 62: Marilyn McNeil

7/28/2019
More
On today’s episode, Patti Phillips talks with Marilyn McNeil, Women Leaders Past President and current Vice President & Director of Athletics at Monmouth University. An industry veteran with over 40 years of experience, Marilyn was born a natural competitor–not only did she play basketball, volleyball and field hockey, she was a Canadian National Champion in Curling; In her words she is “still competing today”. Marilyn knows how to navigate change and tough circumstances - from moving...

Duration:00:33:12

Episode 61: Alfreeda Goff

7/14/2019
More
Hello and welcome to the Women Leaders Podcast! I am Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, and I am thrilled to be joined on today’s podcast by Alfreeda Goff, former senior associate commissioner and chief championship administrator at the Horizon League and long-time advocate and champion of our organization since our inception 40-years ago. Alfreeda is one the most highly respected trailblazers in the industry and has been instrumental in building and growing our...

Duration:00:29:23

Episode 60: Debbie Yow

6/30/2019
More
On today’s episode, Patti is joined by Debbie Yow, North Carolina State athletic director emeritus. Debbie’s remarkable career has been anything but traditional. From a college dropout to a Power Five athletic director, Debbie has had an extraordinary career spanning over 43 years. A three-time athletic director, including the first female ACC athletic director and longest serving women Power Five AD, Debbie she has been a catalyst for change from the beginning. Listen in as Debbie...

Duration:00:36:30

Episode 59: Joan Cronan

6/16/2019
More
On today’s episode of the Women Leaders Podcast, Patti is joined by Women Leaders past president and University of Tennessee women’s athletic director emeritus Joan Cronan. It was such an honor to talk with Joan, who is a LEGEND. Her career milestones are well-documented with numerous records, prestigious awards, and hall of fame inductions. She has also authored a book that is a must read. Best known for her work in building one of the most visible and respected women’s athletics...

Duration:00:28:36

Episode 58: Gloria Nevarez

6/2/2019
More
On today’s episode of the Women Leaders Podcast, Patti is joined by commissioner of the West Coast Conference Gloria Nevarez. Gloria has a great story, with broad experiences. After earning her JD and starting her athletics career in compliance at San Jose State, she went on to other schools where she added “legal” and professor to her titles, before pivoting from campus work to a conference office. She also moved from a basketball conference to a large and successful Power 5 football...

Duration:00:35:05

Episode 57: Susan Bassett

5/19/2019
More
Hello and welcome to the Women Leaders Podcast! I am Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, and I am excited to be joined on today’s podcast by one of Women Leaders Past Presidents, Susan Bassett, who currently serves as the Associate Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports at Ithaca College. Susan’s career path began as a little girl idolizing Billie Jean King and cheering on the New York Knicks. She went on to be a two-sport...

Duration:00:36:12

Episode 56: Adrianne Swinney

5/5/2019
More
Hello and welcome to the Women Leaders podcast! I am Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, and I am thrilled to be joined on today’s podcast by Chief Operating Officer/SWA at the University of Connecticut and current Women Leaders board member Adrianne Swinney. Adrienne’s professional story began as the first African American athletic trainer at Mississippi State, and she has been breaking barriers ever since. After seven years in athletic training and a brief stint as a...

Duration:00:31:30

Episode 55: Chris Voelz

4/21/2019
More
On today’s episode, Patti is joined by Collegiate Women Sports Awards Executive Director Chris Voelz. 2019 marks our 40th anniversary, and we are excited to be highlighting many of our past presidents; one of those is my dear friend Chris. Chris was born a leader and has made a major impact at every institution and organization she has worked. She was a FOUR sport athlete at Illinois State, and then started her professional career in coaching. After serving as the head volleyball coach...

Duration:00:34:34

Episode 54: Lynn Hickey

4/7/2019
More
On today’s episode, Patti is joined by Eastern Washington Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey. 2019 marks our 40th anniversary, and we are excited to be highlighting many of our past presidents, one of them being Lynn. A true trailblazer among us, she has done it all in her 30 plus years in the industry and is still going strong! After spending 10 years as a head women’s basketball coach, first at Kansas State and then at Texas A&M, Lynn transitioned into administration at Texas A&M. Then...

Duration:00:34:29

Episode 53: Erin McDermott

3/24/2019
More
On today’s episode, Patti is joined by the University of Chicago Director of Athletics & Recreation, Erin McDermott. Erin’s career began as one of the first NACWAA interns, which she calls an invaluable experience that propelled her professional career. Soon after her internship, she landed her first job in the industry at Columbia University, then moved on to Princeton before becoming an athletic director herself. Listen in as Erin talks about what it takes to advance from within,...

Duration:00:31:37

Episode 52: Robin Harris

3/10/2019
More
On today’s episode, Patti is joined by the executive director of the Ivy League and past President of Women Leaders, Robin Harris! Robin was a lifelong sports fan, but never thought she would work in the industry until her time in law school at Duke. In our conversation, she reminds us of the importance of being open to new experiences and interested in the efforts of your colleagues—practices that would help her land her first position with the NCAA and would enable her to climb the...

Duration:00:34:46

Episode 51: Val Ackerman

2/24/2019
More
On today’s episode, Patti speaks with Val Ackerman, commissioner at the Big East Conference and a true trailblazer in the business of sports. Val is one of the very few people to hold leadership positions in both men’s and women’s sports at the collegiate, professional, national and international levels – a truly remarkable leader! Throughout her career, Val was no stranger to being the only woman in the room – from her time in a New York City law firm to the NBA and even now as the...

Duration:00:32:54

Episode 50: Jane Miller

2/10/2019
More
On today’s episode, Patti speaks Women Leaders Board Member and University of Virginia Senior Associate AD and SWA, Jane Miller! Jane Miller is widely known, rightly so, as a gold standard administrator. What many people don’t know is that she started her career as a coach, and really really good one. She has won 2 NCAA national championships, had six final four appearances, and is in 5 different Lacrosse Halls of Fame. And although she spent the last 35-years at University Virginia,...

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 49: Bren Stevens

1/27/2019
More
On today’s episode, Patti speaks with Director of Athletics at the University of Charleston, Bren Stevens! Bren is one of the best in the business and has done it all. Some people talk about being a multi-tasker, but Bren has been a “multi-career-er"! She’s been a physical education teacher, a basketball official, a softball umpire, a coach at all levels, and is now a director of athletics at a DII institution. And BTW, when the person she wanted to hire as her men’s volleyball coach...

Duration:00:30:06