Women’s Summit held in Dallas on Eve of NCAA Women’s Final Four
By Jennifer Stoll, PhD, Stoll Strategies
There is simply something special about the Sports Events & Tourism Association's annual Women's Summit held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four! I can't explain it, but learning from exceptional peers and industry dynamos is invigorating. This year was no exception as we saw a tremendous number of first-time attendees connect with seasoned ladies in real, open, and honest conversations. New industry relationships were formed that undoubtedly will last a lifetime.
Congratulations to Monica Paul and her team for hosting this year’s NCAA Women’s Final Four, one of the best tournaments I can remember. TV viewership of the final games was at an all-time high and the games featured some of the best players and coaches in today’s game.
“What a way to close out Women’s History Month. I can’t b...
Interested in volunteering at the Women's Final Four? Check out these opportunities:
Tourney Town shifts at the convention center:
Thursday, March 30 until 8:30pm (the Women's Summit ends at 5pm and it's an open evening)
Friday, March 31 until 5:30pm
Final Four shifts at American Airlines Center:
Friday, March 31 from 4:00pm to 11:30pm
Volunteers will proudly represent Dallas with every interaction with each other and the fans. Volunteers will create excitement for NCAA Women's Final Four as fans engage during their time at Tourney Town. Volunteers will greet fans, assist with waiver stations, and staff the different activations and basketball activities. This is a great way to make an impact for NCAA Women's Final Four. Be ready to be on your feet for your shift.
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Women’s Summit: March 31 - April 2, 2021 hosted in San Antonio, Texas
Sports Facilities Summit: April 26-27, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama
Symposium: April 26-29, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama
4S Summit: October 19-21, 2021 in El Paso, Texas
The Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports ETA) announced today its 2021 slate of programs, which includes four signature events designed to bring the national membership and sports events and tourism industry leaders together for educational and networking opportunities.
The Women’s Summit, planned for March 31-April 2 hosted in San Antonio, Texas, is developed by top female leaders in the sports events and tourism industry to help women achieve their career goals. Attendees will take away tools and resources to elevate their personal brand and become more valuable to their organization. Registration is open now: https://www.sportseta.org/events/womens-summit
The Sports ETA Symposium, which will be...
CINCINNATI (March 20, 2020) – Sports ETA, the association for the sport tourism industry, announced its revised schedule of 2020-21 programs to bring the national membership and sports events leaders in the industry together for educational and networking opportunities.
The Annual Symposium has been moved to August 2-5, 2020, remaining in Kansas City, Missouri, and will bring hundreds of sports events and tourism professionals and industry partners together to exchange resources, strategies and more. The Symposium features dozens of education sessions, networking opportunities, and business development discussions, all to help Sports ETA members elevate their sports events and improve their work in their destinations. Registration for 2020 is open. The 2021 Annual Symposium will be held April 26-29 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Attendees can focus on the four S’s of sports events and tourism: strategy, service, sales, and sponsorship at this year&rsqu...
Sports ETA announced today that it will move its Women’s Summit in New Orleans due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. We are currently working on a plan to reschedule the Summit for later in the year.
Additionally, we are continuing to evaluate options surrounding the annual Symposium from April 20-23 in Kansas City and will provide more information next week. We are going to delay opening the appointment portal until all Symposium details are confirmed. Once all details are finalized, communication will be shared with all registered attendees.
Take a look at this COVID-19 Response Plan from our PR partners, Game Day Communication.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Janis Ross, janis@SportsETA.org, 541.915.9479.
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Attention women in the sports industry- Sports ETA is excited to welcome you to the 2020 Women’s Summit on April 1-3 in New Orleans. We’ll be talking about our personalized Enneagram Assessments with Deni Tato, Media Training, and Negotiation Skills for Professional Women with attorney Tracy Warren.
The Enneagram Assessment Test is a great opportunity to understand your personal habits. Recognizing not who you are, but why you act in the way that you do. Deni Tato is a certified Enneagram trainer and will help you better understand the deeper motivations behind your behavior in her workshop at this year’s summit. We held a webinar preview for the workshop, which you can access the recoding for here.
Also coming to the Women’s Summit is Tracy Warren. The attorney with Buchalter Law will present the best practices to hone negotiation skills specific for professional women. To help with our media skills, Betsy Ross and Jackie Reau from Game Day will teach you...
The Women’s Summit, now in its third year, has continued to grow and shows no signs of slowing down. The education sessions, roundtable topics, volunteer opportunities, and even the social hours have been created based on direct feedback from previous attendees.
This conference is intimate and the discussions can get gritty, which is why I like it so much. The speakers vary from our industry peers to national speakers and former athletes. The roundtable conversations will carry over into dinner and the keynote speaker won’t be offended if you raise your hand mid-presentation.
Due to its small size and, quite frankly, the fact that it’s all women, we’re able to talk freely about things that affect us differently in the industry. We receive advice from trailblazing women in the industry and can change our perspectives based on the viewpoints of newcomers.
While Symposium and 4S are fantastic conferences, the Women’s Summit’s format allows you ...
Reserve your spot at the 2020 Women's Summit April 1-3 in New Orleans, LA.
Developed by top women leaders in the sports events and tourism industry, the annual Women's Summit will inspire you to achieve your career goals. The Sports ETA Women’s Summit offers attendees solutions to build stronger bonds with their community, advocate for themselves, and hone their leadership skills. Attendees will take away tools and resources to elevate their personal brand and become more valuable to their organization after attending the Sports ETA Women’s Summit.
All meeting functions will take place at the Hampton Inn & Suites - New Orleans Convention Center. View Schedule.
Member Rate: $499
Participants will earn 4 CSEE credits.
The host hotel is the Hampton Inn and Suites Convention Center.
Room block cut-off is February 28, 2020.
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Way back in April, I had the pleasure of attending an etiquette session led by Patricia Rossi at the NASC (now called SportsETA) Women's Summit in Tampa. This was the second annual Women's Summit held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four basketball tournament. I wrote about my takeaways last year as well.
Patricia was the last presenter in 48 hours chock-full of wisdom and knowledge bombs. All 70 attendees were exhausted, and perhaps more than a little sleep deprived, to say the least. You might say she had drawn the short straw. Not to mention, she was presenting to a bunch of awesome women who work in sports...let's just say (and I'm just surmising here), but this industry may be a bit more casual on the etiquette side of things than say, corporate finance.
In a nutshell, Patricia rocked the house! She was engaging, hilarious, and an absolute delight. She is a southern belle that (if I'm honest) at first impression, intimid...