We are proud to present the 2018 Athlete Leadership Connection, the Women’s Sports Foundation’s exclusive, by-invitation-only development conference that addresses the unique needs and challenges of female athletes. Designed by athletes for athletes.

Browse panel topics, active learning sessions and participating speakers below. To choose your preferred Active Learning Session, please click on one choice. To choose your areas of interest for the Networking Lunch, please select 3 choices in Networking Lunch.

We look forward to seeing you in October!
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Tuesday, October 16

10:25am EDT

10:30am EDT

1: Leading the Way: We are All Accountable
Every athlete has the right to “be safe, supported and strengthened through sport.”  A simple statement that requires diligence and accountability.   WSF President-elect and two-time Olympic medalist in bobsled, Elana Meyers Taylor moderates this important and timely discussion with Shellie Pfohl,President and CEO of the US Center for SafeSport and Cameron Myler, four-time Olympic luger and professor at New York University's Tisch Institute for Global Sports.   

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Elana Meyers Taylor

President-elect, Women's Sports Foundation
Elana Meyers Taylor is a four-time World Champion, six-time World Championships medalist, three-time Winter Olympian and medalist (2010, 2014, 2018) and 2015 World Cup Champion in bobsled.The daughter of a professional football player, Elana was born in Oceanside, California, but... Read More →

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Cameron Myler

Clinical Assistant Professor, New York University's Tisch Institute of Global Sport
Cameron Myler is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University’s Tisch Institute of Global Sport, an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, an intellectual property and sports lawyer, and a four-­‐time Olympian in the sport of luge.She served on the Anti-­‐Doping... Read More →
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Shellie Pfohl

President and CEO, U.S Center for SafeSport
Shellie Pfohl is President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The Center is the first and only national organization of its kind focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport. As an independent non-profit headquartered in Denver, CO, the Center provides... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Room A1

10:30am EDT

2: Stick the Landing: Crush Your Job Search (recommended for collegiate athletes)
Understanding your assets and how to present them to potential employers is the first step to landing a great entry job. Attendees will get invaluable insight into what to do - and not to do - during your job search from Holly Lindvall, Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity, New York Mets. Holly will give guidance on successful interviews, resume writing tips and insights into crucial follow-up to land that first job.

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Holly Lindvall

Vice President, Human Resources, NY Mets
Holly Lindvall currently leads the HR Function for the New York Mets. After fifteen years in the hospitality business, in which ten were spent at a private-equity firm in Norwalk, CT with HEI Hotels and Resorts, she feels she has been given the chance to begin an incredible “second... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Room A2

10:30am EDT

3: Ahead of the Game: Financial Planning for Your Future
Champion athletes have very specific financial needs and challenges, from travel and training costs to prize money and sponsorship income.  Heather McPhie Watanabe, a two-time Olympian on the Freestyle Ski Team and currently a Financial Advisor in Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley, along with Liz Lockette, Senior Vice President, Sports & Entertainment Director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, will discuss your needs, and arm you with the knowledge needed to take control of your financial future.

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Liz Lockette

Senior Vice President, Sports & Entertainment Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Liz is a Senior Vice President, Sports & Entertainment Director with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and is located in the firm’s Salt Lake City, UT office. She brings over 30 years of capital markets experience to our clients. Her career has spanned working in Fixed Income Trading... Read More →
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Heather McPhie Watanabe

Financial Advisor in Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley
Heather is a Financial Advisor in Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley located in Salt Lake City, UT. She is passionate about the world of finance and has had her hand in the arena since the age of 16 when she began doing the bookkeeping and payroll for a family owned business. She... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Room C
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