B.O.L.D. Leaders Recognized by Pro Sports Assembly

B.O.L.D. Leaders Recognized by Pro Sports Assembly

First Cohort Earns B.O.L.D. Leadership Certificate Based on BREAKTHRU Brands "Brave, Outspoken, Lucid and Distinct" Training

Austin, TX - June 20, 2023 - Pro Sports Assembly (PRO), the association for professional sports business leaders, presents the inaugural cohort the B.O.L.D. Leadership for Women members.

The executive leadership certificate, facilitated by BREAKTHRU Brands, empowers women leaders in professional sports by offering training, development, and support to PRO leaders from a cross section of US based professional sports organizations. The program features the BREAKTHRU Brands B.O.L.D. (Brave, Outspoken, Lucid, and Distinct) leadership framework, and provides participants with a unique collective and effective approach to development. Laura Barnard, Founder of BREAKTHRU Brands leads the cohort.

“We are thrilled to partner with BREAKTHRU Brands to offer the B.O.L.D. Leadership certificate,” said Erin Miller, Senior Vice President at the National Basketball Retired Players Association and PRO Governing Board Member. “This program helps improve representation of women in the C-Suite talent pipeline. And I’m so excited that PRO plays such a critical role in inspiring and promoting the next generation of great leaders!”

Over 60 organizations have joined PRO to unite leaders across sport, geography, and discipline. From finance to innovation, operations and sales, to social responsibility, marketing, human resources, and analytics, PRO aims to ensure there is a diverse and talented pipeline to lead the industry into the future.

“The BOLD Leadership program has been an incredible experience for my personal and professional growth. It has allowed me the time and space to strategically reflect on my personal vision, mission, and goals,” said Kayleigh McCauley, B.O.L.D. Leadership Program participant. “The activities associated with the program have reinforced my confidence in my leadership abilities and have reassured me that staying true to my values as an authentic leader is the only way I can be the best version of myself in the workplace.”

2023 B.O.L.D. Leadership Certificate Recipients

  • Erin Cornell, Dallas Cowboys
  • Brianna Courtney, Pegula Sports & Entertainment
  • Shantell Daniel, Atlanta Hawks
  • Latasha Davis, Dallas Mavericks
  • Nicola Dutton, CSM
  • Tiffany Harrington, Ilitch Sports & Entertainment
  • Ana Hoosier, Los Angeles Rams
  • Kristen Kolbek, Los Angeles Rams
  • Felicia Lamar, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Christine Lawrence, WWE
  • Lydia Love, Arizona Coyotes
  • Jesse Malone, Texas Rangers
  • Kayleigh McCauley, Move United
  • Amber Musgrave, Oak View Group
  • Kathleen Pittman, San Francisco 49ers
  • Ashley Quintilone, Texas Rangers
  • Michaya Richardson, Dallas Mavericks
  • Alexis Roe, Atlanta Hawks
  • Michelle Schrum, Pegula Sports & Entertainment
  • Ariana Smith, Major League Baseball
  • Rachael Starr, Atlanta Hawks
  • McKenzie Watts, Dallas Mavericks

PRO will host “The Assembly: Pro Sports Leadership Retreat and Workshop” from June 21-23 in Austin, TX. The event is an intimate gathering of professional sports business leaders who are not only influential in setting an agenda and strategy for their organization but who are also invested in a more fair future across all aspects of professional sports. At The Assembly, PRO members work together to identify the most critical issues facing the industry, workshop solutions, and commit to a path forward as inclusive leaders, including laying the groundwork for creating inclusively designed industry standards. For more information, go to www.prosportsassembly.org/the-assembly.

About BREAKTHRU Brands
BREAKTHRU Brands is a women-owned, women-led brand-building agency empowering women and those supporting women to inspire people, ideas, and movements with clarity and confidence. They develop BREAKTHRU Brands for their clients that are authentic, powerful, purposeful, and clear. Their decades of experience in brand strategy and storytelling, their Limitless Mindset approach, and their B.O.L.D (Brave, Outspoken, Lucid, and Distinct) leadership framework come together to create a unique, highly collaborative, and impactful approach to leadership development.

About Pro Sports Assembly
Pro Sports Assembly is the association for professional sports business leaders. Members of PRO believe in the power of uniting as a force for good around leadership development, community building, and collective impact to create a stronger, healthier, and more fair future for professional sports. The power of Pro Sports Assembly comes to life because PRO members champion the Industry, Profession and Workforce. Collectively, PRO members set the standard for leadership in professional sports. For more information on Pro Sports Assembly, please visit www.prosportsassembly.org and LinkedIn.

Antoine Ibrahim
Unrivaled Group
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