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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Sam Marchiano

Tisch Institute for Global Sport
Adjunct Faculty
Sam Marchiano, adjunct faculty at the Tisch Institute for Global Sport, is a journalist and advocate. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Guardian, the New York Daily News among others. Marchiano is a founding member of the Board of Directors of both Equality League, a new non-profit advancing women’s rights, and Athlete Ally, which is focused on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports by educating and motivating the athletic community to take a stand.  Marchiano was a central figure in Major League Baseball’s embrace of LGBT inclusion beginning in 2013 and until 2015, served as Athlete Ally’s Outreach Director.
During her broadcasting career at ESPNFOXMLB.comSportschannel, and  MSG Network, Marchiano covered every major sport and was nominated for four Emmys. She also created three documentaries, including the award-winning MLB Network’s Base Ball Discovered.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 16

2:15pm EDT