Women in Professional Sports: How to Break In and Succeed

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Madison Square Garden Sports and Entertainment Speaker Series
Women in Professional Sports: How to Break In and Succeed

The Madison Square Garden Sports & Entertainment Speaker Series kicks off on August 25. Join distinguished MSG executives, as well as some of the most prominent women in professional sports, in a panel discussion. The speakers will divulge their secrets as women breaking in and succeeding in professional sports, as well as share their experiences and perspectives on intriguing topics. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be escorted into the arena for the Liberty vs. Charlotte Sting game.

August 25, 2005
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Speaker Series: The North Terrace of Madison Square Garden

7:30 p.m.
New York Liberty vs. Charlotte Sting

Registration fee: $35 *
Includes one ticket to Liberty game.


  • Carol Blazejowski
    Senior Vice President and General Manager, New York Liberty
    Member of Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Donna Orender
    President, WNBA
  • Sue Rodin
    President, Stars and Strategies, Inc.
    President and Founder of WISE
  • Donna Lopiano
    Chief Executive Officer, Women's Sports Foundation
  • Anucha Browne Sanders
    Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Operations, New York Knicks

    Also in attendance: Madison Square Garden Staffing Department and Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Membership and Information Staff.

    Our panel will discuss the following:

  • The increasing role of women in sports front office management
  • Challenge of women in sport marketplace
  • Networking within the industry
  • Growing within the business
  • Challenges of the WNBA both regionally and nationally

    For ticket and event information, click HERE and enter code SPEAKER SERIES.

    * Order tickets online by August 18 and pay only $35! Online registration deadline is August 18.

    * Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office on August 25 beginning at 4:00 p.m. for $40.

    Questions? Contact Dennis at 212-465-6548.

    All speakers subject to change. Limited availability. Orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. A $4.50 facility charge is included in the price of each ticket. All tickets will be held under the registrants' name and can be picked up the day of the event at the Speaker Series registration table.