Episode 51: Val Ackerman
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On today’s episode, Patti speaks with Val Ackerman, commissioner at the Big East Conference and a true trailblazer in the business of sports. Val is one of the very few people to hold leadership positions in both men’s and women’s sports at the collegiate, professional, national and international levels – a truly remarkable leader! Throughout her career, Val was no stranger to being the only woman in the room – from her time in a New York City law firm to the NBA and even now as the Commissioner of the Big East, Val has thoughtfully and strategically navigated the male dominated industry of sports by building quality relationships and doing great work to prepare her for the next opportunity. Be prepared to take notes as Val describes the “5 ingredients for promoting a successful sports property” and tips she gives for being successful in a variety of different leadership positions. Enjoy, and remember, We Are Women Leaders! Head to womenleadersincollegesports.org for more about us and to become a member! Follow us at fb.com/WomenLeadersCS, and on Twitter and Instagram @WomenLeadersCS.

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