Join us for the first ever Virtual Sportsimist Summit.

The Virtual Sportsimist Summit is a one-day digital event bringing together leaders, changemakers, and dealmakers in the sports industry to teach, talk, and learn about women in the industry. 

The highly anticipated Virtual Sportsimist Summit is scheduled for Friday, March 22nd, running from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm EST.

Event Details:

Date: March 22, 2024

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

How It Works: Upon completing your ticket purchase, you'll receive a confirmation email containing important details, within 48 hours of purchase including the Zoom events link for seamless access to the summit. Additionally, we'll reach out to all ticket purchasers to provide access to our exclusive pre-summit Slack group, where you can engage with fellow attendees and prepare for the enriching discussions ahead.


Meet a few of our confirmed speakers.

For the latest updates regarding our speakers, please be sure to keep up with us on Instagram.


Megan Reyes

Sports marketing professional turned award-winning host & creator with a passion for growing soccer in North America.


Astasia Williams

Astasia Williams is a freelance social strategist with 10+ years of experience with professional sports, media agencies and global brands.


Chanelle Smith-Walker

Chanelle Smith-Walker is a seasoned creative professional with over 10 years of expertise in creative direction, marketing strategy, graphic design, and photography. Chanelle holds the position of team photographer for the Carolina Panthers, making her the second black female team photographer in NFL history. Chanelle has played a pivotal role in leading the Carolina Panthers' digital team through significant projects, including the Representation Matters: Celebrating Black Culture Initiative, the 2022 and 2023 schedule release campaigns, and the Hall of Honor campaign.​

As a freelancer, Chanelle served as the creative director and photographer for the Champions 2022 Fall Apparel Line and contributed her photography skills to the Nascar x Alvin Kamara Apparel Partnership. Notable among her achievements is her role in conceptualizing, designing sets, and photographing the 2022 and 2023 NWSL Draft, as well as capturing moments at the 2022 and 2021 F1 Miami Grand Prix. In 2021, she was honored with the Creators of Colors award by Hashtag Sports.​


Emily Staker

Emily has several years of experience working with athletes to generate value on and off the field. Prior to becoming an agent, Emily worked with the NFL to develop curriculums for rookie mini-camps throughout the League. Preparing young men to be NFL-ready mentally, emotionally, and physically is her area of expertise. She currently works as an agent at Summit Athletes, a boutique NFL agency, where she also serves as the Director of NIL Operations. Emily received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Gonzaga University and received her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.


Olivia Petnicki

Olivia Petnicki is currently the Associate Social Media Manager for the WNBA, and is heading into her 3rd year at the NBA. Formerly a social media coordinator at Overtime Elite, she pursued her passion for sports after graduating from the University of North Texas as a student athlete with a degree in Business. Her unconventional journey proves that if you are passionate about sports and work hard, you can break into the industry!

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