If you weren’t able to make it to the Association for Women in Sports Media annual convention, at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami this year, here’s a few recaps from the three days of panels, discussions and events:
Thursday, July 28
The business meeting, held at each year’s convention, gives an overview of goals for the upcoming 12 months.
Suzy Kolber wanted to be the quarterback of her Philadelphia youth football team in 1974, before parents threatened to shut down the league if she did not quit.
Today, her role as the host of ESPN’s Monday Night Football pregame show resembles that of a signal-caller, directing a team of analysts as they preview each week’s primetime matchup.
Friday, July 29
The Miami Herald’s Mindy Marques Gonzalez, ESPN’s Rosalyn Durant and American Airlines Arena’s Kim Stone shared their lessons learned during their journeys to the top during AWSM’s Friday breakfast panel.
Saturday, July 30
Social media’s influence on jobs and lives, especially those of women who work in sports media, can be overwhelming.
Christy Chirinos of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Julie DiCaro of 670 The Score/Chicago sports radio, Alyson Footer of MLB.com and Maria Taylor, reporter for the SEC Network and moderator Vicki Michaelis of the University of Georgia, led a lively discussion of how they cope during the “Speaking Socially” breakfast panel.
AWSM honored Robin Herman, Terry Taylor, Christine Brennan and Michigan State’s AWSM student chapter at its awards luncheon.
Herman and Taylor are the 2015 and 2016 Pioneer Award winners, while Brennan is the 2016 Ann Miller Service Award winner. Michigan State is the 2016 Student Chapter of the Year.
Emmy-winning Fox Sports personality Katie Nolan shared her path, gaves advice, and explained how this business is a continuing learning experience for her during the #AWSM2016 closing reception.
Thank you so much to our convention’s sponsors, including event title sponsor ESPN.