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BreakThrough Summit 2022

BreakThrough: Digital Leadership Summit Empowering Women in Sports
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Join us Dec. 16, 2022 for year four.

You won’t want to miss this free online event for women and their allies.

Photos of speakers from previous BreakThrough Summit event

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

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Katrina Adams

    Former President and CEO, United States Tennis Association and Executive Director/President of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program

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  • Nikki Franke - Retired Fencing Coach, Temple University

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Nikki Franke

    Retired Fencing Coach, Temple University

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  • Jen Fry - Founder & CEO, JenFryTalks

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Jen Fry

    Founder & CEO, JenFryTalks

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  • Alisha Glass Childress - Founder of Mindset & Motherhood, Mindset Coach

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Alisha Glass Childress

    Founder of Mindset & Motherhood, Mindset Coach

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  • Kensa Gunter - Director of Mind Health, NBA/WNBA

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Kensa Gunter

    Director of Mind Health, NBA/WNBA

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  • Carol Hutchins - Retired Head Coach, University of Michigan Softball

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Carol Hutchins

    Retired Head Coach, University of Michigan Softball

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  • Tonya Johnson - Head Volleyball Coach, Louisiana State University

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Tonya Johnson

    Head Volleyball Coach, Louisiana State University

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  • China Jude - Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Denver Broncos

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker China Jude

    Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Denver Broncos

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  • Karen Kassebaum - Sr. Manager of Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility, Hudl

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Karen Kassebaum

    Sr. Manager of Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility, Hudl

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  • Karch Kiraly - Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Karch Kiraly

    Head Coach, U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team

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  • Cassidy Lichtman - Director of Volleyball, Athletes Unlimited

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Cassidy Lichtman

    Director of Volleyball, Athletes Unlimited

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  • Jodi Manore - Girls Volleyball Coach, Bedford High School

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Jodi Manore

    Girls Volleyball Coach, Bedford High School

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  • Jon Patricof - Co-Founder & CEO, Athletes Unlimited

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Jon Patricof

    Co-Founder & CEO, Athletes Unlimited

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  • LaChina Robinson - ESPN Basketball Analyst, Emcee

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker LaChina Robinson

    ESPN Basketball Analyst, Emcee

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  • Salima Rockwell - Head Volleyball Coach, Notre Dame

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Salima Rockwell

    Head Volleyball Coach, Notre Dame

  • Carol Stiff - President of Stiff Sports Media Consulting, L.L.C. and Former VP of Programming and Acquisitions at ESPN

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Carol Stiff

    President of Stiff Sports Media Consulting, L.L.C. and Former VP of Programming and Acquisitions at ESPN

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  • Mary Wise - Head Volleyball Coach, University of Florida

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Mary Wise

    Head Volleyball Coach, University of Florida

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  • Kim Wudi - Head Volleyball Coach, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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    BreakThrough Summit Speaker Kim Wudi

    Head Volleyball Coach, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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2022 Sessions

Friday, December 16th, 2022

All Times Listed in CST

  • Welcome

    5 min
    10:00 10:05
    • LaChina Robinson
  • Katrina M. Adams: Being the First and Helping the Second

    Interview
    45 min
    10:05 10:50
    • LaChina Robinson
    • Katrina Adams

    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: Let’s Fight for Both

    Panel
    60 min
    11:00 12:00
    • Carol Stiff
    • Cassidy Lichtman
    • China Jude
    • Alisha Glass Childress

    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 Stigmas

    Interview
    45 min
    12:30 1:15
    • Karen Kassebaum
    • Kensa Gunter

    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?

    Panel
    45 min
    1:15 2:00
    • Karch Kiraly
    • Jon Patricof
    • Jen Fry

    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 Sport

    Panel
    50 min
    2:10 3:00
    • Salima Rockwell
    • Mary Wise
    • Tonya Johnson
    • Kim Wudi

    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 Recipients

    Panel
    55 min
    3:05 4:00
    • LaChina Robinson
    • Carol Hutchins
    • Nikki Franke
    • Jodi Manore

    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: Marines

  • Closing Comments

    10 min
    4:00 4:10
    • LaChina Robinson

We're committed to changing the game.

Photos of speakers from previous BreakThrough Summit event

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.

BreakThrough Summit is back! Join us for year four.

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 press@hudl.com to coordinate interviews.