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Mission

Ninety-eight percent of student athletes “go pro” in something other than sports, yet many do not know who they are outside of their athletic personas. Athletes to Visionaries creates intentional spaces for female student athletes to participate in programs and develop strategies for becoming the CEO in their lives beyond sport. All while use the unique power of women mentors & role models.

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Vision

Athletes to Visionaries transform female athletes in understanding that their sport is not who they are but what they do. After they hang up their uniforms, the young women step into their new arenas embracing their authentic selves, boldly, unapologetically –  having gained greater self knowledge and creating success in their next endeavor.

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2020 New Orleans Speakers

Dr. Jen Welter

KeyNote Speaker
1st Female Coach in the NFL
1st Female Coach in Madden
2X Team USA Gold Medalist
PhD Sports Psych

Bio Dr.Jen Welter will serve as our 2020 Keynote Our speaker. Dr. Jen uses her experiences to instill in girls that greatness is a choice you make over and over. And when you choose personal greatness – big or small – it becomes a part of who you are.

Morgan Jones

VISION PANEL Moderator
Former Professional Athlete
Sports Broadcaster
Founder of Athletes to Visionaries
Morgan Jones is a former McDonalds All American, D1 Athlete & Professional Basketball player, turned Women empowerment enthusiast. She crafts her work around the personal development of female student athletes, impacted over 5000 female student athletes with her speaking platform & programming. She believes true fulfillment & success lies in knowing who you are. She teaches student athletes that you are defined by Who you are, not only what you do. With her programming Morgan has worked with brands such as Nike, JrNBA & many D1 Colleges. In addition, has also been featured on Numerous media outlets, including her latest recognition with Essence Magazine as a minority woman moving the needle for women & girls.

Natalie Saimeri

Self Talk Breakout Session Leader
Former Gymnast
Identity Coach
Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y Program

Natalie Saimeri is a former gymnast & current Identity Coach. She is an innate ability to connect with the human spirit and coach others to let go and truly discover their worth. Through meditation & self talk she teaching women to release self destruction & feel confident in their own skin.

Lani Silversides

Breakout Session Host
Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer at Strong Girls United
Lani began creating programming to empower and inspire girls in sports through after school programming, which has now become a nationwide nonprofit organization, Strong Girls United Foundation. She is author of A Strong Girl’s Guide to Being and self-published Unstoppable: A Mental Training Guide for Fueling Performance. Through her business, Mindful Performance, LLC, Lani consults with high school and college sports teams and coaches as well as Boston Children’s Hospital’s Cardiac Fitness Program to integrate mental skills development into their training. She specializes in the intersection of sport psychology and positive psychology to teach and coach well-being and thriving along with high performance (showing they are not mutually exclusive).

Natasha Cloud

VISION Panelist 
WNBA Champion
Sports Figure of the Year
Natasha Cloud was the #15 overall WNBA draft pick in 2015 by the Washington Mystics. She recently, 2019, led her team to a WNBA National Championship where she averaged 9.7 points & 5.8 assist per game. Off the court, she is recognized for her social justice efforts on Gun Control, being awarded the Women’s Sports Figure of the Year.

Chloe Pavlech

VISION Panelist
Talent & Digital Content Creator, Overtime
Chloe Pavlech, also known as Overtime Chloe is a leading voice for girls & women in sports. As a former D1 Athlete, Chloe represents the internationally known brand, Overtime. Through her digital online content creation, captivating a combined following of 250,000k she embodies the motto “SHE LIVES, SHE LOVES, SHE HOOPS”. Chloe makes it her mission to highlight the talents & gifts of girls in sports.

Krystal Beacham

Entrepreneurship NOW Breakout Session Host
Author & Founder of Student Athletes Unite
Krystal is an author and entrepreneur that helps student-athletes create businesses, stay eligible, and explore entrepreneurship as a career in life after sports. As an advocate for student-athlete entrepreneurship, her work has been featured on NCAA.org. As a former student-athlete who had a side hustle, Krystal has been able to use her experience to work with companies and organizations like Nike, New Era, EA Sports, NFLPA, LPGA tour, and the Women’s Final Four. Krystal Beachum has spoken at multiple colleges and universities over the last four years on the topics of reimagining your degree, student-athlete entrepreneurship, and life after sports.

Joyce Ekworomadu

Entertainment Talent
Former WNBA player
12th female of the Harlem Globetrotters

Joyce is the 12th female of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. She has appeared on many news and media outlets around the world. She was featured on the Jimmy Fallon show, Nickelodeon’s “Mutt ‘N Stuff”, The Queen Latifah Show, The Rachael Ray Show, ET Canada and many more. In the offseason, she trains youth in the fundamental skills of basketball throughout the nation with her company 3D Training DFW. 3D stands for Dedication, Determination and Discipline. She was the 2019 Jr.NBA coach of the Year nominee as well as led an 8th grade girls team to an undefeated season going on to win a City Championship. She teaches and coaches young girls leadership skills at an all girls school and is also a motivational speaker who is partnered with the WNBA Dallas Wings. She has spoken to over 50,000 kids on the topics of bullying prevention, character building, the importance of exercise, embracing adversity and female empowerment all over the country.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE:

PARENTS TESTIMONIAL

“I can not tell you how much this summit touched my daughter… and that was just reflecting today! I can’t imagine the reflection she will have in the coming school year as she starts to apply what she’s heard. Even I as a parents learned i have to allow my daughter to make decisions so she can flourish in this world. We look forward to coming back next year! THANK YOU SO MUCH! ”

COACH TESTIMONIAL

“Wow, where do I start. This is a movement. My girls could not stop talking about this the whole ride home. They took something from every speakers story and related it to their own life. I personally learned a lot about the female athlete process and how I can be a better coach. To focus more on developing my athletes instead of wins.”

ATHLETE TESTIMONIAL

“I walked in there thinking all I would listen and learn about was basketball and man I was wrong !! I took life with me … truly opened my heart and mind to a vision bigger than I could imagine my self reaching for … to see women whom are successful , yet have truly strong stories .. but still then did not let anything stop them .. truly just made me step back and self evaluate myself ..I learned that life is all about what you make it ..setting a foundation for yourself whether that’s environment or self care . everything matters .. also to be present not just simply committed..wow just everything. Thank you because I will always remember this day !!”

We are here for the person, not just the athlete!

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