APRIL 2022 | ISSUE 14
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A specially curated resource for students and young professionals looking to expand their knowledge and network within the sports & entertainment industry. Maximizing today’s virtual learning environment, LaChica Lately is a premium digital platform for understanding best practices, knowing where to start, and establishing your community within the industry.

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April 6-7, 2022
This exclusive and engaging professional development and virtual networking experience will take place on April 6-7, 2022. The three previous events were widely recognized for preparing women to achieve leadership positions in the growing field of athlete development.
Since the event’s inception in 2019, over 200 women seeking to enter and advance in the sports industry have gained valuable knowledge, insight, advice, and mentorship from nationally respected women leaders. Currently, forty-five percent of these women have utilized this knowledge and network to achieve their desired career position educating, transitioning and developing athletes. 
Led by a diverse group of industry experts and respected practitioners in the field of athlete development, the symposium sessions will address today’s most critical challenges including diversity, equity and inclusion, mental health and wellness, name, image and likeness, and athlete engagement and leadership. Click HERE to Register! 
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April 7, 2022 at 12pm - 4pm PST
To succeed as an athlete, you have to be all in. This required mentality can make it hard to explore other sides of your identity and what makes you who you are.
Our Prioritize YOU Summit will cover the benefits and the challenges of prioritizing yourself outside of sports.
From discovering who you are to understanding the power of your story and the importance of focusing on mental health, we want to talk about how to succeed outside of the game. Click HERE to Register! 
April 9, 2022 at 2pm EST
In 2018, Eighteen Under 18 began as an event to shine a light on students who are creating change in their communities. Unlike your average award ceremony the conversation led a call to action for young women in the audience to participate by pitching their own community centered initiatives.
Today, Eighteen Under 18 awards students across the Dinner Table's network for outstanding achievements across leadership, civic engagement, communications, the arts and STEM. Awarded students deliver speeches that lead a call to action for young women in the audience to participate and defy the odds and obstacles as they reach for the stars. Click HERE to Register! 
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April 12-13, 2022
Back in person at One World Trade Center, State Of The Industry (SOTI) is SportTechie's flagship conference focused on sports technology and innovation. As our most comprehensive event we cover a wide range of topics, examining the most important matters from the past year, but with an eye towards the year to come. Click HERE to Register!
  • Athlete Performance
  • Digital Content Innovation
  • Venue Technology
  • Engaging Fans in the Metaverse
  • Green Tech & Sustainability
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April 16, 2022 at 1pm - 4pm EST
This is a community workshop open to those in the Nashville community and surrounding areas. If you would like to participate in spoken word/poetry please send an email to programs@thefinddesign.org. We will be providing lunch for those 17 and under and if there are any dietary restrictions please let us know! We look forwarding to seeing you all there! Click HERE to Register! 
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April 29, 2022 at 11am-1pm PST
Due to its popularity, the Rose Bowl Institute will host the annual Women’s Empowerment Symposium program again this fall as a three-day free virtual program as well as an in-person luncheon on the field. The Spring Luncheon will host male and female students as well as business and athletic leaders for a networking luncheon with featured speakers 
Featuring Coach Valorie Kondos Field and former UCLA student athlete, Katelyn Ohashi,
the networking luncheon will provide high school and college student attendees the opportunity to connect with female leaders from various industries such as aviation, medicine, entertainment, and sports. Notably, leaders will be stationed at pre-assigned tables where attendees can converse with them in a casual setting and learn more about their respective career journeys. Click HERE to Register! 
Application Due Date: April 22, 2022
Sports 4 Life offers community funding and seeks to effect sustainable improvement to the overall health and development of girls in these communities through grant making, leadership training and capacity-building efforts.
Sports 4 Life, cofounded by the Women’s Sports Foundation and espnW in 2014, was created based on the knowledge that while sports participation offers tremendous life-long benefits – from improved physical health and self-esteem, to better grades in school and enhanced leadership skills – young girls of color are disproportionately excluded.
The program seeks to increase the participation and retention of Black, African-American, Hispanic and/or Native American girls, inclusive of American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
2022 funding is made possible by Sports 4 Life founding partner espnW, The Walt Disney Company, and Gatorade.
Deadlines and Relevant Dates
The 2022 Sports 4 Life Partner funding cycle is open.
WSF will adhere to the following two-step application process, and schedule:
  • LOI application must be submitted by April 22, 2022
  • Target date for LOI feedback is May 20, 2022
  • Follow-up grant applications will be requested on an invitation only basis
  • Final decisions will be made by August 2022
Click HERE to learn more & Apply! 

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