Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | Golf Clubs at The Tribute

The Volunteers of America Classic and Versant Health are
pleased to invite you to the third annual Women’s Leadership
Summit presented by Versant Health. Please join us to hear as
experts share their personal anecdotes and experiences
around the importance of relationship building

Register to watch the event virtually for free

Keynote Speaker: Brandi Chastain

Brandi Chastain is an iconic U.S. sporting figure. Brandi and her U.S. teammates brought women’s soccer to the masses during the 1999 Women’s World Cup finals. That’s when Brandi scored a goal on a penalty kick after the second overtime of the U.S. versus China match and struck her famous pose. She was photographed on her knees, mouth wide open, eyes closed, fists in the air, wearing a black sports bra, and white soccer shorts. Her celebration pose was featured in magazines and newspapers around the world. After that, Brandi became a household name. People knew her for her sports bra, but she’s much more than that. She is a devoted wife, a mom, coach, an author, philanthropist, and more.

Brandi has been one of the best ambassadors for soccer during her playing and post playing career.  She has faced adversity while winning Two World Cups, Two Olympic Golds, One Olympic Silver, the Inaugural WUSA Championship, and recorded 192 caps in her International Career.  In 2018 she was elected into the US Soccer Hall of Fame. 2019 marked the 20th Anniversary of her iconic Penalty Kick.

Brandi is now the Director and a Coach of the California Thorns Soccer Academy and also devotes her time to a non-profit she started called BAWSI – www.bawsi.org which helps underserved girls learn leadership and motivational skills through the power of sports.

FIRESIDE CHAT: Brandi Chastain & Jen Vescio

Jennifer Vescio is a recognized leader across technology, entertainment, sports, commerce and digital media sectors with over 20 years of leadership experience at global Fortune 500 firms as well as early stage companies. Currently, she is the Global Head of Business Development for Uber and the Founder of Awestruck Ventures which provides capital, strategy consulting and executive coaching to Tech & Media firms.

She is an expert in business strategy and development; helping her team evaluate various growth initiatives around investments, marketing, advertising, talent acquisition, strategic partnerships, international expansion and product strategy. Prior to Uber, Jen ran Global Business Development at Verizon Media and eBay.

In 2014, Jen became a mentor to early stage startups at the R/GA LA Dodgers & Telluride Venture Accelerators. She also serves or has held various roles as a Board Member to TeamSnap, the PGA Tour, Sight Commerce, Slideline (acquired in 2015), The Pittsburgh Technology Council and Torque, a live TV broadcast ad agency.

Jen currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College and her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Panelists: Danielle Cooper, Carol Hines

Dr. Danielle Cooper is an associate professor in the department of Management and holds the Dean Henry Hays Professorship for Exemplary Service.  She received her PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2007.  Her research interests include effectiveness in diverse teams, cultural differences in work behavior, and identification processes in organizations.

Carol Hines is a practicing Industrial / Organizational Psychologist, who has been in the field for over 30 years. Hines has a M.A. from the University of Maryland. Her main areas of focus include Leadership and Management Development in instructional design, program management including vendor management, facilitation (ILT and VILT), all levels of management including high potential programs, leadership assessment including design and validation of customer 360 instruments and coaching.

LPGA Segment: Shauna Estes Taylor & Gaby Lopez

Shauna Estes Taylor is the coach of the Razorback’s Women’s Golf Program. She has been with the program since 2007 and was the SEC Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2018. Her 14-year run at the helm in Fayetteville has seen a program transformed into a national power. Taylor’s successes include 10 (eight team and two individual) NCAA Championship appearances with the program’s best showing, two Individual National Champions, two Individual National Champion runner-ups, and many more.

Gaby Lopez is an Arkansas Razorback Golf Program Alum and LPGA Tour player. Lopez  joined the LPGA in 2016 and has two LPGA Tour victories. In 2016 Lopez qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

About Versant Health

Versant Health, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MetLife, is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies serving more than 35 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision plans and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Providing vision and eye health solutions that range from routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has a unique visibility and scale across the total eye health value chain. As a result, members enjoy a seamless experience with access to one of the broadest provider networks in the industry and an exclusive frame collection. Commercial groups, individuals, third parties, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are among our valued customers. For more information visit versanthealth.com.

For event inquiries please contact Alexa Wood at [email protected]

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