Thanks for your interest in attending the 2019 Women's Summit!
To maintain an intimate atmosphere for attendees, we've reached our registration capacity. If you'd like to be added to our waiting list, please contact Madison Fante at or 513.693.4809. We look forward to connecting and welcoming your participation at the 2020 Women's Summit in New Orleans, LA!


Women's Summit

April 3-5, 2019 in Tampa, FLorida

Developed by top women leaders in the sports events and tourism industry, the annual Women's Summit will inspire you to achieve your career goals. Participants will receive 2 credit hours toward CSEE.

Who should attend

  • Women in sports events and tourism at all levels of experience, who want to expand their network and grow in their careers
  • Sports events and tourism professionals who champion the hiring and advancement of women in the industry


Building Professional Allies
Breaking Down Barriers
Communication for Women
Overcoming Perfectionism
Personal Branding 
Women Entrepreneurs


*Subject to change

All meeting functions will take place at the Crowne Plaza Tampa-Westshore, in the Westshore Ballroom Main/West.

Wednesday, April 3
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Registration (located in the West Foyer, ground level of Crowne Plaza Tampa-Westshore)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Welcome Reception at Whiskey Joe's

Thursday, April 4
8:00 am - 8:30 am - Registration (located in the West Foyer, ground level of Crowne Plaza Tampa-Westshore)
8:30 am - 10:00 am – Opening Breakfast - Women’s Cabinet Panel - Meaghan Ferrazza, Kim Bedier, Linda Logan
10:00 am – 10:50 am – Your Personal Brand, Presented by Blair Bloomston
11:00 am - 11:50 am - Power of Women Entrepreneurs, Presented by Bemetra Simmons and Maryann Ferenc
Noon  - 1:30 pm - Lunch - Tampa Bay Ladies Power Play Panel - Jane Castor, Kathleen Shanahan, Nicole Feld
1:40 pm – 2:30 pm – Breaking Down Barriers, Presented by Tiffany Greene
2:40 pm - 3:30 pm- Making the Call, Overcoming Perfection, Presented by Christina Unkel
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Cocktails & Conversations
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm - Open Evening

Friday, April 5
8:30 am - 9:30 am - Coffee & Conversations
9:30 am - 10:20 am - Social on the Rise, Presented by Lisa Brock, Kerri Zaremba-Venuetize
10:30 am - 11:20 am - Women Empowering Women, Presented by Michelle Gervais, Tracy West, India Witte
11:30 - 1:00 pm – Closing Lunch - Business Etiquette, Presented by Patricia Rossi
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Beyond the Baseline/Tourney Town/ WFF activities

Extend your stay to truly experience what Tampa Bay has to offer, and to enjoy the Women's Final Four weekend, book a Tourney Journey


Crowne Plaza Tampa-Westshore
NASC room block is sold out

There is a complimentary 24/7 shuttle service that will run within a 5-mile radius of the hotel. You can reserve your transportation by calling 813.289.1950. Additionally, there is complimentary onsite parking for attendees. 


All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by March 1, 2019. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. Registration is non-refundable after March 1, 2019. Registration for the Women's Summit may not be transferred to another staff member.

Sponsored By:

Snohomish County, WA     Tampa Sports Sports Commission

Greater Columbus Sports Commissions     Florida Sports Foundation