What is BreakThrough Summit?
BreakThrough Summit is a free, digital leadership summit designed to develop and empower women in sports, and recognize the allies who’ve helped women break through.
This year’s event will be broadcasted live from Omaha, Nebraska. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from top industry leaders in sports and network in person and virtually with your peers.
- Dec. 16, 2022
- 10:00—4:00 P.M. CT
- Virtual and Free
2022 SPEAKER LINEUP
Katrina Adams - Former President and CEO, United States Tennis Association and Executive Director/President of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program
Former President and CEO, United States Tennis Association and Executive Director/President of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education ProgramView Bio
Nikki Franke - Retired Fencing Coach, Temple University
Retired Fencing Coach, Temple UniversityView Bio
Jen Fry - Founder & CEO, JenFryTalks
Founder & CEO, JenFryTalksView Bio
Alisha Glass Childress - Founder of Mindset & Motherhood, Mindset Coach
Founder of Mindset & Motherhood, Mindset CoachView Bio
Kensa Gunter - Director of Mind Health, NBA/WNBA
Director of Mind Health, NBA/WNBAView Bio
Dennielle Howes - Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
Second Lieutenant, United States Marine CorpsView Bio
Carol Hutchins - Retired Head Coach, University of Michigan Softball
Retired Head Coach, University of Michigan SoftballView Bio
Tonya Johnson - Head Volleyball Coach, Louisiana State University
Head Volleyball Coach, Louisiana State UniversityView Bio
China Jude - Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Denver Broncos
Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Denver BroncosView Bio
Karen Kassebaum - Sr. Manager of Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility, Hudl
Sr. Manager of Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility, HudlView Bio
Karch Kiraly - Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team
Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Volleyball TeamView Bio
Cassidy Lichtman - Director of Volleyball, Athletes Unlimited
Director of Volleyball, Athletes UnlimitedView Bio
Jodi Manore - Girls Volleyball Coach, Bedford High School
Girls Volleyball Coach, Bedford High SchoolView Bio
Jon Patricof - Co-Founder & CEO, Athletes Unlimited
Co-Founder & CEO, Athletes UnlimitedView Bio
Missy Price - Vice President of Women’s Soccer, United Soccer League (USL)
Vice President of Women’s Soccer, United Soccer League (USL)View Bio
LaChina Robinson - ESPN Basketball Analyst, Emcee
ESPN Basketball Analyst, EmceeView Bio
Salima Rockwell - Head Volleyball Coach, Notre Dame
Head Volleyball Coach, Notre Dame
Mary Wise - Head Volleyball Coach, University of Florida
Head Volleyball Coach, University of FloridaView Bio
Kim Wudi - Head Volleyball Coach, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Head Volleyball Coach, University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireView Bio
Friday, December 16th, 2022
All Times Listed in CST
Katrina M. Adams: Being the First and Helping the SecondInterview50 min10:00 – 10:50
Trailblazer Katrina M. Adams will be sharing her career journey, in which she’s often been “the first” (like being the first Black woman to lead the USTA). But breaking through is only part of the battle—Adams will explain why celebrating those who come second, third and fourth is just as important.
Strategies for Equality & Equity Panel: Let’s Fight for BothPanel60 min11:00 – 12:00
These leaders will be sharing best practices and action steps for a variety of critically important topics that will help achieve gender equality and equity in sport, like the future of media coverage for women’s sports, improving systemic hiring practices, and a whole lot more.
Let’s Talk About Mental Health & Stop the StigmasInterview45 min12:30 – 1:15
As Director of the NBA/WNBA’s Mind Health Program, Dr. Kensa Gunter will share how the pros are prioritizing mental health, cover important trends in the world of sport, and provide strategies for women and allies to lead the way in ending stigmas that still exist around mental health.
Allies to Accomplices Panel: How Do You Show Up for Women in Sports?Panel45 min1:15 – 2:00
No matter where you are on the allyship journey, you’re critical to helping women and people of color advance—not only in sports, but in society. Representation matters. These leaders will discuss allies vs. accomplices, celebrate success stories, and equip you with specific steps for action.
Volleyball Coaching Legends: Navigating a Changing Landscape in SportPanel50 min2:10 – 3:00
These coaches are some of the best in volleyball, but they’ll be discussing topics that affect all coaches at every level of sport. From NIL and generational changes, to Title IX and the NCAA Transfer Portal, you’ll learn how these coaches are navigating the ever-changing landscape.
Session Sponsor: USA Volleyball
Leaders in the House: Lessons from Lifetime Achievement RecipientsPanel65 min3:05 – 4:10
When it came to deciding how to finish our day of power-packed programming, we didn’t have to look any further than this year’s recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Jostens). You’ll walk away from this year’s summit with decades of their observations, advice and takeaways.
Session Sponsor: United States Marine Corps
We're committed to changing the game.
We couldn’t be more excited for another year of this incredibly important event. We’ve made it known that Hudl doesn't just "stick to sports"—ensuring there’s equity in the sports we love is a fight worth fighting for. We’re proud to partner with WeCOACH, who are doing their part to increase the number of women in coaching, to bring you the BreakThrough Summit.