Women Blazers is a podcast that features interviews with women in the sports industry who are either breaking barriers or on a journey to blaze trails in the front office. Through the experiences of others, insights can be gained, new opportunities can be created, and many can be inspired.
In this episode we welcome Kristen Kuhn, Senior Vice President of Partnership Marketing, Brand, & Community for LAFC of the MLS as our featured guest. In this episode you’ll hear Kristen share her journey starting out on a path of discovery, which required her to take bold moves that led to experiences that not only built the career she leads today, but just as importantly, placed her in a position to meet incredible people and mentors along her journey who saw her value and believed in her talent to present doors of opportunity for her to earn and open.
In this episode we welcome Angela Spence, Director of Sales for the Atlanta Hawks and College Park Skyhawks as our featured guest.
In this episode you’ll hear Angela share her journey starting out as a collegiate basketball player with plans to become a coach and making the decision to shift that dream which led to discovering the world of Ticket Sales. Along Angela’s path she has had to face adversity, but she pushed through the challenges by honoring her commitments and seeing the successful outcome of her hard work and perseverance. Angela is truly a rising star in the industry.
In this episode we welcome Gretchen Sheirr, Chief Revenue Officer for the Houston Rockets. You’ll hear Gretchen share her journey starting out in ticket sales and deciding to double down and stick with it at a time when people didn’t see it has career path with lots of future upside. She now celebrates an incredible 19 season career and counting with the Houston Rockets where she blazed a path to the C-suite and has been a key contributor to growing the Houston Rockets as a top franchise in the NBA.
In this episode we welcome Sara Daniel, Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service for Carolina Hurricanes. In this episode you’ll hear how Sara, an elite collegiate athlete who won 2 Big Ten Championships and made 4 NCAA tournament appearance as a captain of her volleyball team at Ohio State University, broke into the sports industry and blazed a trail with self determination, support from trusted mentors, and making moves that gave her the opportunity to work with great leaders and be a difference maker.
In this fourth episode we welcome Alison Roscoe, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for Austin FC as our featured guest. In this episode you’ll hear how Alison navigated up through a non-traditional path, starting out managing pop up fan fest, and has had to face unscripted experiences that not only challenged her but motivated her growth in the industry.
In this third episode we welcome Michele Kajiwara, Senior Vice President of Premium Sales for the Staples Center at AEG as our featured guest. In this episode you’ll hear how Michele landed a job at the Staples Center by chance and made the choice to navigate upward through a dynamic environment to lead the premium sales business for the sports & entertainment center of the world.
In this second episode we welcome Jamie Morningstar, Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service for the Milwaukee Bucks as our featured guest...or should I say Blazer? In this episode you’ll hear about how she followed her roots in sports to build an amazing sports career that has given her a lifetime of experiences that has taken her on a journey all around the country that she wouldn’t change for anything.
I am excited to be launching the first ever episode of this podcast with Lisa Feigenbaum, Vice President of Group, Premium Hospitality & Event Sales for the Sacramento Kings! In this episode you’ll hear about how she has repeatedly created opportunities for her career path when there were potential dead ends, her experience leading sales initiatives for a new arena project, and what she has learned along the way. (Note: from 6 min -8 min mark there is a glitch due to WiFi issues)