MEAC hosts ‘Empowering the Pipeline’ workshop

NORFOLK, VA—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) hosted the Women in Athletics Professional Development Workshop “Empowering the Pipeline” on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 10-11, 2018, at the Omni at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga. in conjunction with the week of activities that led up to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola, this workshop was for women interested in becoming an athletic administrator or looking to improve their careers in athletic administration, and it also served as a professional development and networking opportunity.

“The Women in Athletics workshop continues the MEAC’s mission of providing opportunities and positive experiences for women who aspire to have a career in sports administration,” MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas said. “I hope everyone who attended found the experience to be enjoyable and informative.”

The MEAC had plenty of progressive, talented innovators and thinkers presenting – including, but not limited to: Tanika Cabral, Vice President for Global Marketing for The Coca-Cola Company, Natara Holloway of the NFL; Angel Brown of iHeart Media Norfolk; Dr. Katrice Albert, Executive Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources with the NCAA; Jennifer Williams, Director of Athletics at Alabama State University; Sherie Cornish Gordon, Director of Athletics at Albany State University, Lynn Thompson, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at Bethune-Cookman University, Tim Duncan, Deputy Athletics Director at Northeastern University and various MEAC Senior Woman Administrators.

“This was another great event with outstanding speakers empowering women to get comfortable with being uncomfortable in order to improve themselves professionally and personally,” Sonja O. Stills, MEAC Senior Associate Commissioner and Senior Woman Administrator, said. “We thank Coca-Cola and all the presenters for empowering women in athletics to be successful.”

The workshop just completed its 10th event and was open to students, coaches, athletic staff members, conference office staff, or any woman interested in advancing in the field of athletics.

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