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Fifth Annual Women Changing the Game Event Presented by FPL Kicked Off Countdown to Ninth Annual Roo
By: Kaye Communications
A traditional high point of the annual event is its panel discussion of executive women sharing their career experiences and advice for attendees. This year the Title IX-themed panel discussion moderated by Keli Ferguson, the Emmy Award-Winning Sports and Anchor ESPN 106.3 on WPTV and FOX 29, featured accomplished South Florida women executives who have either played or worked in collegiate athletics and in some way have been impacted by Title IX. The rule established in 1972 with just 37 words is what helped level the playing field that women athletes and their coaches thrive on to this day.
A special welcome video from Sarah Colby Spain, an American sports reporter who works as an espnW.com columnist, ESPN Radio host, ESPN television personality and occasional ESPN SportsCenter reporter, kicked off the inspiring panel discussion including four South Florida executives:
"Women Changing the Game has become a highlight on our annual Bowl calendar, and I am gratified by its popularity, growth and stature," shared RoofClaim Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley. "This year we changed our approach a bit and for a good reason, as this was the first time this traditionally women-only event invited men to attend because we felt that celebrating 50 years of Title IX called for a broader audience."
Sponsors for Women Changing the Game included presenting sponsor FPL, Brightline, Hilton West Palm Beach, Trustbridge, PNC Bank, Deep Eddy Vodka and the Gardens Mall. Guests enjoyed a variety of pop-up shops from the Gardens Mall including Kendra Scott, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Peloton, Josephine Alexander Collective and Aveda; as well as VIP Gifting Bags and a chance to win a $500 gift certificate for shopping at the Gardens Mall and a one-year Cooper Hawk membership.
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