What is BreakThrough Summit?

Dec. 16, 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT
Streamed from Hudl HQ
Free and Open to All

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

Presented by:

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You'll Hear From

Former Head Coach, USWNT

Two-Time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion

ESPN Basketball Analyst

First Female NFL Assistant Coach

Former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach

Head Coach, UCLA Softball

2019 Women's College World Series Champion

Connecticut Sun
WNBA All-Star, Pac-12 Analyst

The Coaches' Coach & Communication Specialist

Senior Associate Athletic Director
Penn State University

Director, Tucker Center for Research on Women & Girls in Sports

Co-Owner, WNBA Seattle Storm

Head Coach, Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling

Five-Time National Champion


10:00 a.m.
LaChina Robinson, ESPN Basketball Analyst
10:05 a.m.
One-on-One Interview with Jill Ellis
USWNT Former Head Coach, Two-Time World Cup Champion
10:50 a.m.
Leading Greatness Panel
Dr. Jen Welter, First Female NFL Assistant Coach
Charmelle Green, Penn State Sr. Associate AD and WeCOACH Board of Directors
Ginny Gilder, Seattle Storm Co-owner
Moderated by LaChina Robinson
11:45 a.m.
11:50 a.m.
Talent and Strategy Are Nothing Without Culture
Felecia Mulkey, Baylor University Head Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach
12:20 p.m.
WeCOACH Lifetime Achievement Award: Jill Ellis
Presented by Jostens
12:30 p.m.
Live Q&A, virtual yoga and giveaways
1:15 p.m.
The Power of Showing Up
Layshia Clarendon, WNBA All-Star, Pac-12 Network Analyst and Advocate
1:45 p.m.
Championship Communication
Betsy Butterick, The Coaches’ Coach & Communication Specialist
2:15 p.m.
The BruWin Way: Developing & Managing a Championship Staff
Kelly Inouye-Perez, UCLA Head Softball Coach
2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Letting Data Tell the Story on Women Coaches
Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Director of Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
3:30 p.m.
One-on-One Interview with Holly Warlick
Former Women’s Basketball Coach
4:00 p.m.
Closing Comments
LaChina Robinson

Why Watch Live?

Live Q&A

BreakThrough is a chance to learn from and talk peer-to-peer with your fellow coaches.
Attendees will have access to a private chatroom to share ideas, discuss the sessions and share knowledge with colleagues nationwide. We'll also have live giveaways and Q&As with our speakers.

Why BreakThrough?

Women in sport face
unique pressures.


Lack of



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

But progress is about moving forward. We broke through the glass ceiling—now we’re setting the pace.

BreakThrough Summit is a chance for every coach to learn how she can raise the bar.

Sign up for the first-ever BreakThrough Summit.