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BreakThrough: Digital Leadership Summit for Women in Sports
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What is BreakThrough Summit?

BreakThrough Summit is a free, digital leadership summit designed to develop and celebrate women in sports. Tune in to hear from the top industry leaders in sports and network virtually with your peers.

At Hudl, we don’t just “stick to sports”. Fighting against systemic racism, injustice and gender inequality is everyone’s responsibility, including ours. The work WeCOACH is doing to make sure the number of women in coaching increases is important and we're honored to partner with them for the BreakThrough Summit.

  • December 14, 2021
  • 11:00—4:00 P.M. CT
  • Digital and Free

2021 Speaker Lineup

  • LaChina Robinson - ESPN Analyst

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker LaChina Robinson

    ESPN Analyst

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  • Becky Hammon - Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Spurs

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Becky Hammon

    Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Spurs

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  • Julie Foudy - ESPN Analyst

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Julie Foudy

    ESPN Analyst

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  • Dr. Condoleezza Rice - 66th United States Secretary of State

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Dr. Condoleezza Rice

    66th United States Secretary of State

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  • Tara VanDerveer - Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women's Basketball at Stanford University

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Tara VanDerveer

    Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women's Basketball at Stanford University

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  • Violet Palmer - Coordinator of Officials for the Pac-12 Conference

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Violet Palmer

    Coordinator of Officials for the Pac-12 Conference

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  • Courtney Altemus - CEO & Founder, TeamAltemus

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Courtney Altemus

    CEO & Founder, TeamAltemus

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  • Erica Boyle - Product Designer at Opendorse

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Erica Boyle

    Product Designer at Opendorse

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  • Lisa Bregman - Director of Campaigns at Opendorse

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Lisa Bregman

    Director of Campaigns at Opendorse

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  • Yolanda Bronston - Girls' Varsity Basketball Head Coach at St. John’s Country Day School

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Yolanda Bronston

    Girls' Varsity Basketball Head Coach at St. John’s Country Day School

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  • Jen Brooks - Athletic Director at Ursuline Academy

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Jen Brooks

    Athletic Director at Ursuline Academy

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  • Betsy Butterick - The Coaches’ Coach & Communications Specialist

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Betsy Butterick

    The Coaches’ Coach & Communications Specialist

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  • Abbie Giffin - VP of Product at Opendorse

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Abbie Giffin

    VP of Product at Opendorse

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  • Samantha Huge - Executive Director of Collegiate Accounts at RealResponse

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Samantha Huge

    Executive Director of Collegiate Accounts at RealResponse

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  • Megan Kahn - WeCOACH CEO

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Megan Kahn

    WeCOACH CEO

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  • Jasmine Kingsley - VP of People & Legal at Hudl

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Jasmine Kingsley

    VP of People & Legal at Hudl

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  • Dr. Lisa Langston - Director of Athletics at Fort Worth ISD

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Dr. Lisa Langston

    Director of Athletics at Fort Worth ISD

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  • Nicole LaVoi - Director‍ of the Tucker Center for Research on Women & Girls in Sport

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Nicole LaVoi

    Director‍ of the Tucker Center for Research on Women & Girls in Sport

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  • Monica McNutt - Sports Writer and Basketball Analyst

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Monica McNutt

    Sports Writer and Basketball Analyst

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  • Sam Rapoport - NFL Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Sam Rapoport

    NFL Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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  • Angela Ruggiero - Olympic Ice Hockey Gold Medalist and CEO/Co-Founder of the Sports Innovation Lab

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Angela Ruggiero

    Olympic Ice Hockey Gold Medalist and CEO/Co-Founder of the Sports Innovation Lab

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  • Casey Seberger - Account Executive at Opendorse

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Casey Seberger

    Account Executive at Opendorse

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  • Stephanie Wheeler - Olympic Wheelchair Basketball Gold Medalist & Head Coach of Women’s Wheelchair Basketball at the University of Illinois

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Stephanie Wheeler

    Olympic Wheelchair Basketball Gold Medalist & Head Coach of Women’s Wheelchair Basketball at the University of Illinois

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2021 Sessions

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

All Times Listed in CST

  • Welcome

    5 min
    11:00 11:05
    • LaChina Robinson
    • Megan Kahn

    Welcome Message from LaChina Robinson, ESPN Analyst, and Megan Kahn, CEO WeCOACH

  • Candid Conversation with Tara VanDerveer & Dr. Condoleezza Rice

    Panel
    45 min
    11:05 11:50
    • Tara VanDerveer
    • Dr. Condoleezza Rice
    • LaChina Robinson
    • Samantha Huge

    Tara VanDerveer, the Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women's Basketball, and the 66th U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, who’s also currently the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, will join emcee LaChina Robinson for a candid conversation. They’ll cover how sports help shape young women, the history and future of Title IX, the importance of women role models, and why more women deserve a seat at the table.

    Introduction by Samantha Huge, Executive Director of Collegiate Accounts, RealResponse

  • Break

    5 min
    11:50 11:55
  • SHEro's: Blazing a Trail for Other Women

    Panel
    55 min
    11:55 12:50
    • Monica McNutt
    • Stephanie Wheeler
    • Sam Rapoport
    • +2

    Focusing on supporting women in sports, this candid conversation will touch on three priorities: the need to hire more women in sports, why there should be more media coverage of women’s sports, and the power behind investing in women. This inspiring session will showcase and celebrate how these women have blazed a trail for other women to follow.

    • Stephanie Wheeler, Olympic Wheelchair Basketball Gold Medalist & Head Coach of Women’s Wheelchair Basketball at the University of Illinois
    • Sam Rapoport, NFL Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Angela RuggieroOlympic Ice Hockey Gold Medalist and CEO/Co-Founder of the Sports Innovation Lab
    • Violet Palmer, Coordinator of Officials for the Pac-12 Conference
    • Monica McNutt (Moderator), Sports Writer and Basketball Analyst
  • Breakout Session: Gen Z

    Breakout Session
    30 min
    1:00 1:30
    • Betsy Butterick

    How do you relate to today’s Gen Z student-athletes and effectively coach them? It starts by getting to know them. Betsy Butterick, The Coaches’ Coach, will take you through what makes this generation tick, what motivates them, and how to communicate with these highly collaborative student-athletes.

  • Breakout Session: Women Coach Data

    Breakout Session
    30 min
    1:00 1:30
    • Nicole LaVoi

    Dr. Nicole LaVoi, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, will share new data from the most recent Women in Coaching Report Card—compiled from 357 schools within NCAA Div. I conferences—including new research around women coaches of color. Additionally, Dr. LaVoi will share strategies on how all of us can play a part in continuing to increase the number of women in coaching positions across all levels.

  • Breakout Session: Thriving as a Woman in High School Athletics

    Breakout Session
    30 min
    1:00 1:30
    • Jen Brooks
    • Dr. Lisa Langston
    • Yolanda Bronston
    • Megan Kahn

    Women coaches and administrators know all too well the challenges women face in sport. This panel discussion will feature different perspectives on how women can lead and thrive across the high school landscape, including ways to build relationships, manage conflicts, network and mentor.

    • Dr. Lisa LangstonDirector of Athletics at Fort Worth ISD
    • Jen Brooks, Athletic Director at Ursuline Academy
    • Yolanda Bronston, Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach, St. John’s Country Day School
    • Megan Kahn (Moderator), CEO, WeCOACH
  • Breakout Session: Name, Image and Likeness Opendorse Panel

    Breakout Session
    30 min
    1:00 1:30
    • Abbie Giffin
    • Casey Seberger
    • Lisa Bregman
    • Erica Boyle

    “Name, Image and Likeness” has become the most significant movement for student-athletes in the last generation. As an NIL industry-leading technology company, Opendorse will discuss the latest trends in the industry with a focus on women athletes. This session will include segments on both high school and college endorsements and how to keep student-athletes informed and educated on NIL.

    • Abbie Giffin, VP of Product at Opendorse
    • Casey SebergerAccount Executive at Opendorse
    • Lisa Bregman, Director of Campaigns at Opendorse
    • Erica Boyle, Product Designer at Opendorse
  • Break

    5 min
    1:30 1:35
  • Breakout Session: Name, Image and Likeness Opendorse Panel

    Breakout Session
    30 min
    1:35 2:05
    • Abbie Giffin
    • Casey Seberger
    • Lisa Bregman
    • Erica Boyle

    “Name, Image and Likeness” has become the most significant movement for student-athletes in the last generation. As an NIL industry-leading technology company, Opendorse will discuss the latest trends in the industry with a focus on women athletes. This session will include segments on both high school and college endorsements and how to keep student-athletes informed and educated on NIL.

    • Abbie Giffin, VP of Product at Opendorse
    • Casey SebergerAccount Executive at Opendorse
    • Lisa Bregman, Director of Campaigns at Opendorse
    • Erica Boyle, Product Designer at Opendorse
  • Breakout Session: Gen Z

    Breakout Session
    30 min
    1:35 2:05
    • Betsy Butterick

    How do you relate to today’s Gen Z student-athletes and effectively coach them? It starts by getting to know them. Betsy Butterick, The Coaches’ Coach, will take you through what makes this generation tick, what motivates them, and how to communicate with these highly collaborative student-athletes.

  • Breakout Session: Thriving as a Woman in High School Athletics

    Breakout Session
    30 min
    1:35 2:05
    • Jen Brooks
    • Dr. Lisa Langston
    • Yolanda Bronston
    • Megan Kahn

    Women coaches and administrators know all too well the challenges women face in sport. This panel discussion will feature different perspectives on how women can lead and thrive across the high school landscape, including ways to build relationships, manage conflicts, network and mentor.

    • Dr. Lisa LangstonDirector of Athletics at Fort Worth ISD
    • Jen Brooks, Athletic Director at Ursuline Academy
    • Yolanda Bronston, Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach, St. John’s Country Day School
    • Megan Kahn (Moderator), CEO, WeCOACH
  • Breakout Session: Women Coach Data

    Breakout Session
    30 min
    1:35 2:05
    • Nicole LaVoi

    Dr. Nicole LaVoi, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, will share new data from the most recent Women in Coaching Report Card—compiled from 357 schools within NCAA Div. I conferences—including new research around women coaches of color. Additionally, Dr. LaVoi will share strategies on how all of us can play a part in continuing to increase the number of women in coaching positions across all levels.

  • Break

    5 min
    2:05 2:10
  • 1:1 Interview with Julie Foudy

    Interview
    35 min
    2:10 2:45
    • Julie Foudy
    • LaChina Robinson

    Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation (Presented by Jostens)

    We’ve known Julie Foudy as a two-time Olympic gold medalist, two-time World Cup champion, captain of the “99ers” team, and as a National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee. Her soccer career clearly hit the pinnacle of success in sports, but she has also paved the way for herself beyond the pitch. LaChina Robinson will go one-on-one with Foudy to discuss what’s been most important to her throughout her involvement in as an advocate for Title IX, her work in several women's rights and child labor issues around the world, and now as a founding co-owner of the women majority-owned and operated Angel City FC, a new women's professional soccer team.

  • Break

    5 min
    2:55 3:00
  • 1:1 Interview with Becky Hammon

    Interview
    55 min
    3:00 3:55
    • Becky Hammon
    • LaChina Robinson
    • Courtney Altemus

    From underdog basketball player to coaching trailblazer in the NBA, Becky Hammon will share her story with emcee LaChina Robinson. Hear how Hammon went from being the kid who was overlooked by college recruiters, wasn’t drafted to the WNBA and was passed up for a spot on the US Olympic team, to being the first woman full-time NBA assistant coach, first woman head coach in the NBA Summer League, and first woman to serve as a head coach in an NBA game. She’s fully embraced the underdog role and how it’s shaped her story—but her story is far from over. 

    Introduction by Courtney Altemus, CEO & Founder, TeamAltemus

  • Closing Comments

    5 min
    3:55 4:00
    • Jasmine Kingsley
    • LaChina Robinson
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Connect and Network

BreakThrough Summit is a chance to connect with your fellow coaches, administrators, athletic staff members and allies. Attendees will have access to a private chatroom to share ideas, discuss the sessions and share knowledge with colleagues nationwide.

  • Chatrooms
  • Q & A Sessions
  • Giveaways

We're committed to changing the game.

Pay
Inequality
Gender
Stereotyping
Lack of
Representation
Objectification

Women in sports face unique pressures: pay inequality, gender stereotyping, objectification and lack of representation.

Only 41% of women's collegiate teams are coached by women, and only 28% of youth sports coaches are women.

We're committed to changing that. BreakThrough Summit is a chance for every coach to learn how she can raise the bar. Let's set the pace together.

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For Interviews:

‍BreakThrough Summit speakers as well as the creators of the conference – WeCOACH and Hudl – are excited to share their insights and experiences. Reach out to hudl@stantonprm.com to coordinate interviews.