Women's Summit - Cleveland Ohio



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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 encourages attendees learn how to strengthen their community relationships, advocate for themselves, and polish their leadership skills. By attending, you will gain access to tools and resources that will help you improve your personal brand and add value to your organization.

Who should attend

  • Women in sports events and tourism at all levels of experience, who want to expand their network and grow in their careers
  • Sports events and tourism professionals who champion the hiring and advancement of women in the industry




All Women's Summit events take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside unless noted.
All functions listed are Eastern Time Zone.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Tourney Town (Cleveland Convention Center) - tentative
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Welcome Reception at Southern Tier

Thursday, April 4, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM:  Breakfast and Keynote Speaker
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Education Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch and Keynote Speaker
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Education Sessions
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Community Service Project/Networking
Evening on own

Friday, April 5, 2024
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakfast and Keynote Speaker
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Education Sessions
11:30 AM: Summit Ends - Enjoy Tourney Town activities this afternoon 
Evening: Women's Final Four Semi-Final Games (separate ticket purchase required - reserve your ticket now
      NOTE: Deadline to purchase Women's Final Four tickets is March 1


Here's a glimpse at some of the education sessions you can expect at the 2024 Women's Summit:

  • The History of Title IX, presented by Legends of the Ball
  • Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees Panel - Overcoming Challenges Through Teamwork
  • Lessons Learned: Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Nationally Televised Induction Ceremony (timelines, budgets, television coverage, planning, the care and feeding of VIPs, and more!)
  • Industry Power Panel **Back by popular demand. A repeat of last year’s very popular session featuring representatives of various industry segments**
  • You Won the Bid - Now What? 
  • Planning and Servicing an Event

Courtesy of our Host, Destination Cleveland

All attendees will receive discounted admission to the “Legendary Women in Rock” exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!

host hotel  registration

**Last day to book your hotel room and get the Sports ETA exclusive rate is March 14.


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Official Member Awards Sponsor:

2024 Women's Summit Sponsored By:
Greater Columbus Sports Commission Discover Puerto Rico