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Top Executives Discuss Women in Sports Management


Spelman College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact(s) :
Terrilyn Simmons
(404) 270-5822
tsimmons8@spelman.edu

ATLANTA (Oct. 18, 2011) On Thursday, Oct. 20, Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum will sit down with some of today’s most influential women in sports for a candid conversation on “Sports Management: New Frontier?” This discussion, the second installment of the conversation series “Innovation and the New Economy: Where do Black women fit?” will focus on opportunities for women in the male-dominated sports industry. Panelists will provide a unique perspective on what the future “playing field” might look like. 

WHO:
President Beverly Daniel Tatum will moderate a conversation with: 
• Mary Brock, philanthropist and WNBA franchise co-owner, Atlanta Dream 
• Kimberly Haynes, C’96, sports attorney 
• Ellen Hill Zeringue, C’89, vice president of marketing, Detroit Tigers

WHEN: 
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
11 a.m.

WHERE: 
Streamed live via WXIA, 11Alive at www.spelman.edu 

WHY: 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate among African-Americans reached a staggering 16.7 percent in August 2011. The “Innovation and the New Economy: Where do Black Women Fit?"” conversation series, brings thought leaders from various industries to the College to discuss the vital role of innovation in this challenging economy. 

Upcoming conversations include: 

Oct. 28, 2011: Marketing: The New Reality, featuring: 
Steve Stoute, advertising executive and author “The Tanning of America: How Hip Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy”
11 a.m. 
Cosby Academic Center, Spelman College
Streamed live via WXIA, 11Alive at www.spelman.edu 
Free and open to the public

Nov. 3, 2011: Globalization and the New Economy: A CEO’s perspective, featuring: 
Tim Solso, chairman and CEO, Cummins, Inc. 
11 a.m. 
Streamed live via WXIA, 11Alive at www.spelman.edu

"We have to bring American creativity to the task of generating new opportunities," said Dr. Tatum of the series. "If we have an African-American community in need of opportunities, it makes sense that Spelman would be talking about innovation. Those new ideas could very well come from our students and faculty." 

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About Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the college’s picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer; JPMorgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis; former acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley; Harvard College Dean Evelyn Hammonds; author Pearl Cleage; and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu.

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