BreakThrough Summit

Online Digital Leadership Summit for Women in Sports

2022 BreakThrough Summit

Strategies for Equality and Equity: Let’s Fight for Both

Panel with Cassidy Lichtman, moderator Dr. China Jude, Carol Stiff and Alisha Glass Childress

Leaders in the House: Lessons from Lifetime Achievement Recipients

Sponsored by the United States Marine Corps

Conversation with Jodi Manore, Nikki Franke, Carol Hutchins and moderator LaChina Robinson


2021 BreakThrough Summit


WeCOACH and Hudl assembled a powerhouse roster of speakers and panelists for another year of education, inspiration and celebration for women in sports that featured Becky Hammon, assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, Julie Foudy, two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup and Olympic gold medalist, 66th U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Stanford head women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer and ESPN Basketball Analyst LaChina Robinson who returned as emcee!

At the 2021 Summit, we continued to drive awareness and push the needle for women in sports, while elevating discussions on key topics such as:

  • Gender equity
  • Blazing a trail for other women in sports
  • Name, Image and Likeness (NIL)
  • Significance of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Title IX
  • and much more!

Featured speakers include:

  • Becky Hammon, assistant coach, San Antonio Spurs
  • Julie Foudy, ESPN Analyst
  • Tara VanDerveer, Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball, Stanford University
  • Dr. Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State
  • Sam Rapaport, NFL Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Violet Palmer, first woman NBA official
  • and many more!
2020 BreakThrough Summit

WeCOACH and Hudl were thrilled to bring back BreakThrough Summit in 2020! We went 𝘽𝙞𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙧, 𝘽𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘽𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧 with a two-day online event, December 14-15, that featured more speakers, sports, topics and action-oriented dialogue!

The 2020 event included two-time national champion and Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Muffet McGraw and in her second stint as emcee, ESPN basketball analyst LaChina Robinson.


  • Muffet McGraw, Retired Women’s Basketball Coach, University of Notre Dame – One on One Interview with LaChina Robinson – Presented by Morgan Stanley
  • Dawn Staley, Head Coach, South Carolina Women’s Basketball and Head Coach, USA Women’s Basketball National Team – Presented by TeamAltemus
  • Sue Enquist, Retired UCLA Softball Coach & Founder of ONE Softball
  • Betsy Butterick, The Coaches’ Coach & Communications Specialist
  • Becky Burleigh, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Florida


Breaking Through

  • Edniesha Curry, Assistant Coach, Maine Men’s Basketball
  • Mickey Grace, LA Rams Scouting Apprentice & HS Football Coach
  • Lindsey Harding, Assistant Coach, NBA Sacramento Kings
  • Kelly Lindsey, Director of Women’s Football, Federation Royale Marocaine de Football
  • Moderator: LaChina Robinson

Supporting Women in Coaching

  • Beth Launiere, Head Coach, Utah Volleyball
  • Amy Huchthausen, Commissioner, America East Conference
  • Kevin Blue, Director of Athletics, UC-Davis
  • Lindsay Artkin, President, NHL Coaches’ Association
  • Jen Brooks, Athletic Director, Ursuline Academy (HS)
  • Moderator: Teresa Gould, Sr. Associate Commissioner, Pac-12

Using Your Platform to Drive Social Change

  • Nevin Caple, Founder, Return On Inclusion
  • Shimmy Gray-Miller, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Clemson University
  • Kirk Walker, Assistant Softball Coach, UCLA
  • Ginny Gilder, Co-Owner, Seattle Storm
  • Moderator: Dr. Amy Wilson, Managing Director of Inclusion, NCAA

How Current Social Movements and COVID 19 Have Affected Student-Athlete Mental Health

  • Abigail Eiler, LMSW, Assistant Director of Athletic Counseling, University of Michigan
  • Nohelani Lawrence, PsyD, Director of Wellness and Clinical Services, NY Giants
  • Amanda Alexander, PhD, Stretch Performance Psychology
  • Lindsey Wilson, Co-Founder, Positive Performance Training
  • Moderator: Danielle Slaton, Director of External Relations for the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University
2019 BreakThrough Summit

On December 16, 2019, WeCOACH and Hudl hosted the first-ever BreakThrough Summit for women in sports. This FREE, online-only Summit was designed to support, develop and celebrate women in sports – and bring the top women in the industry to you—wherever you are—live.

Speakers included:

Jill Ellis
Former Head Coach, USWNT
Two-Time FIFA World Cup Champion

Dr. Jen Welter
First Female NFL Assistant Coach

LaChina Robinson
Event Emcee, ESPN Basketball Analyst

Kelly Inouye-Perez
Head Coach, UCLA Softball
2019 Women’s College World Series Champion

Betsy Butterick
The Coaches’ Coach & Communications Specialist

Ginny Gilder
Co-owner, WNBA Seattle Storm

Holly Warlick
Former University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach

Felecia Mulkey
Head Coach, Baylor University Acrobatics & Tumbling
Five-Time National Champion

Layshia Clarendon
Minnesota Lynx
WNBA All-Star, Pac-12 Analyst

Dr. Nicole LaVoi
Tucker Center for Research on Women & Girls in Sport

Charmelle Green
Deputy Athletics Director and COO
University of Utah

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Watch the WeCOACH Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Jostens below.
Inaugural Recipient: Jill Ellis