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WOMEN IN SOCCER

JANUARY 10, 2017 IN LA - The day before NSCAA kicks off

The first Women In Soccer symposium - December 7th, 2015
The first Women In Soccer symposium - December 7th, 2015

WOMEN IN SOCCER 2017

Where Change Happens

THIS EVENT WAS SOLD OUT LAST YEAR

WOMEN IN SOCCER – Tuesday, January 10, 2107 — the day before NSCAA 2017 CONVENTION at the Convention Center and JW Marriott.  

Women in Soccer is a celebration of what has been accomplished and a commitment to diversify the future. It is time to make change happen.  Respect is more than 7 letters, it is a way of thinking — a way of playing.

Women in Soccer brings the leaders in soccer together to discuss the diversity of our game and how to help it grow. 

Lynn Berling-Manuel, Louise Waxler, Lesle Gallimore, Janet Rayfield, Anson Dorrance, Jeff Plush, Kevin Payne, Amanda Vandervort, Emma Hayes, Rachel Van Hollenbeke, Sam Snow, Christian Lavers, John Motta, Rosalie Kramm, Caitlin Carducci, Keith Tozer, Duncan Riddle, Jerry Zanelli, Amanda Cromwell, Evelyn Gill, Karla Thompson, Lisa Cole, Heather Dyche, Jene Baclawski among others are coming together to discuss today’s critical issues and help grow the beautiful game.

The Women In Soccer Symposium is a series of Keynotes, Interactive Panels, One-on-One Q&As with a speaker led breakout session.

An intimate symposium the day before the NSCAA Convention kicks off — a unique chance to hear what the leaders in soccer believe and are willing to do — and to get your questions asked. 

National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), US Youth Soccer, US Club, Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) all have their TOP people – CEOs, Commissioners, Directors of Coaching speaking at this amazing event — plus two former U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team Head Coaches and top youth and college coaches from around the country — Please join us!  Last year was SOLD OUT – so please do not wait to get your ticket!

We hope you join us for the second annual Women In Soccer Symposium — an important event as we gather to explore the irony that our women are the best in world, but still fewer than 10% of women hold leadership roles in soccer in America.

It is time to work together to make a difference.  It is time to respect diversity. It is time to be inclusive.

What are the challenges and how can we plan for success? What can we do individually and collectively? NOW is time for each of us to commit to doing more to help women in soccer.

The event is co-produced by Diane Scavuzzo and Louise Waxler with the help of Rebeka Beteivaz and others!

Who's Speaking?

Emma Hayes

Emma Hayes

General Manager. Chelsea Ladies FC ‏

Anson Dorrance

Anson Dorrance

Head Coach, University of North Carolina

Amanda Vandervort

Amanda Vandervort

President of NSCAA -- Vice President of Social Media, MLS

Janet Rayfield

Janet Rayfield

U.S. Head Coach, U23 Women's National Team

Lynn Berling-Manuel

Lynn Berling-Manuel

CEO of National Soccer Coaches Association of America

Kevin Payne

Kevin Payne

CEO, US Club Soccer

Christian Lavers

Christian Lavers

President, ECNL and DOC of FC Wisconsin

Rachel Van Hollebeke

Rachel Van Hollebeke

Gold Medal winner at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and starter at 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Karla Thompson

Karla Thompson

Assistant Technical Director, Arizona Youth Soccer Association

Lisa Cole

Lisa Cole

Head Coach, Papua New Guinea U20 Women's National Team

Amanda Cromwell

Amanda Cromwell

Head Coach, UCLA

John Motta

John Motta

President, USASA

Keith Tozer

Keith Tozer

Head Coach, US Futsal National Team, PFL Commissioner

Louise Waxler

Louise Waxler

Executive Director, McLean Youth Soccer & Former President of NSCAA

Lesle Gallimore

Lesle Gallimore

Head Coach, University of Washington

Jeff Plush

Jeff Plush

Commissioner of National Women's Soccer League

Jerry Zanelli

Jerry Zanelli

Commissioner - WPSL

Duncan Riddle

Duncan Riddle

Executive Director, USASA

Diane Brandis Scavuzzo

Diane Brandis Scavuzzo

Editor-In-Chief, GoalNation

Rosalie Kramm

Rosalie Kramm

First Female Soccer Referee, Founder The Futbol Factory

Sam Snow

Sam Snow

Director of Coaching, US Youth Soccer

Evelyn Gill

Evelyn Gill

President, New Jersey Youth Soccer

Caitlin Carducci

Caitlin Carducci

‎Manager of Player Services, USSF

Heather Dyche

Heather Dyche

Head Coach, University of New Mexico

Jene Baclawski

Jene Baclawski

Assistant Director of Coaching, South Texas Youth Soccer

Women In Soccer Schedule

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1KEYNOTE - RECOGNIZING THE POWER OF WOMENLynn Berling-Manuel 12:00LACC - Theatre 411
2CONTEXT: THE BEST KEPT SECRETS TO LEADERSHIPEmma Hayes , Amanda Vandervort 12:20
3WOMEN ON WOMEN: DIVERSITY & LEADERSHIPKarla Thompson , Lisa Cole , Amanda Cromwell , Louise Waxler 12:50
4KEYNOTE: OVERCOMING GENDER INEQUALITYJanet Rayfield 1:30
5FIRST FEMALE PRO REFEREE Q&ALouise Waxler , Rosalie Kramm 2:00
6Video Presentation & Breakout Session with SnacksDiane Brandis Scavuzzo 2:30LACC - Adjacent to Theatre
7BUBBLENOMICS: Growing the Game Through Social MediaAmanda Vandervort 3:00
8THE MALE PERSPECTIVE: WHY WOMEN SUCCEED Kevin Payne , John Motta , Keith Tozer , Jerry Zanelli , Sam Snow 3:30
9KEYNOTE: THE ROAD AHEADLesle Gallimore 4:00
10THE FUTURE OF PRO WOMENS SOCCERJeff Plush , Diane Brandis Scavuzzo 4:30
11ACHIEVING GENDER EQUALITY: RESHAPING PERCEPTIONS Christian Lavers , Duncan Riddle , Evelyn Gill , Caitlin Carducci , Heather Dyche , Jene Baclawski 5:00
12DIFFERENCES LEADING MEN VS WOMENAnson Dorrance 5:30
13RECEPTIONS & AWARDS6:15NEXT @ WP24 at the Ritz Carlton / Marriott Hotel

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