September 10, 2013 | New York City

Event Venue: New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square

The Intersection of Women and Sports

Game Changers Overview

To continue to recognize women who are having a major impact on sports business, SportsBusiness Journal will publish our third annual Game Changers/Women in Sports Business special feature on September 9th. Then on the afternoon of September 10th, we will be holding our inaugural 2013 Game Changers Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The Game Changers Conference is a one-day event which will focus on the multiple ways in which women intersect with sports. Built into the program are ample networking opportunities, including a networking reception at the conclusion of the event where the current year’s honorees will be recognized.

Discussion topics will include:

  • How corporate America targets and interacts with women using sports as a platform
  • How teams, leagues and other sports properties target women as sports fans and purchasers of tickets and licensed merchandise
  • Women’s sports leagues and properties – professional, collegiate and Olympic sports – with a review of viewership, participation, trends and other metrics
  • Media coverage of women’s sports



2013 Honorees

2013 Honorees were announced in the September 9, 2013 issue of SportsBusiness Journal.

If you have questions or suggestions on our 2014 Game Changers honorees, please contact Mark Mensheha, Assistant Managing Editor at 704-973-1427 or

You can view the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Honorees HERE.

Conference App Now Available!

Game Changers app is now live!

Our mobile app for Game Changers is ready to download on your iPhone, iPad, or Android!

There are three easy ways to download:

1. Visit the Event App URL:
2. Search 'game changers' in the iTunes or Play Store
3. Scan the Event App QR Code

Once installed, you’ll have instant access to features like:
  • The full event schedule
  • Contact info of other attendees*
  • Social sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Detailed info about speakers and sponsors
  • Notifications of important conference updates and more!*

*These features are only available to those registered to attend.

For Registered Attendees:

-Registered attendees to Game Changers will receive an email inviting them to download the free event app.
-After the download is complete, you will be asked to create your "crowdcompass" login or to use the app as a "guest". (Those not registered to attend can only view the app as a "guest".)

Please note: By creating a login you will receive full conference app access including the opportunity to: network and contact other attendees, submit questions during the panel discussions and receive conference updates throughout the program.

Should you have any questions creating your account, please contact: Lorianne Lamonica.

For more information about accessing the app, click HERE.

Anne Finucane

Global Strategy and Marketing Officer

Bank of America

Indra Nooyi

Chairman & CEO


Val Ackerman


Big East Conference

Stacey Allaster

Chairman & CEO


Lisa Baird



Mary Byrne

Managing Editor

USA Today Sports

Rob Candelino

Vice President of Marketing

Unilever Skincare

Richard Lapchick

Chair, DeVos Sports Business Management Program & Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport

University of Central Florida

Rich Lehrfeld

Vice President, Global Media, Sponsorship & Experiential Marketing

American Express

Rich Luker


Luker on Trends and ESPN Sports Poll

Bernadette McGlade


Atlantic 10 Conference

Kathy Milthorpe



Laurel Richie



Selena Roberts


Roopstigo Sports Network

Sarah Ross

Senior Director, Coors Family of Brands, Molson & Foster’s


Meredith Starkey

Director, Sponsorships and Events


Patrick Stiegman


Mark Waller



Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, including ATTENDANCE, please contact Lorianne Lamonica at 704-973-1523.

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact Julie Tuttle at 212-500-0711.


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