Title IX Speaker Series
Presented by Best Buy

The Title IX Speaker Series, Presented by Best Buy®, centers around conversations with local and national leaders representing a wide variety of industries and communities. The speakers will share how Title IX legislation impacted their opportunities and how it continues to influence their worlds today and into the future.

Upcoming Events
*Schedule subject to change
Video Gallery of Past Events
Session 8: Where Sports and Tech Interersect

A discussion hosted by Best Buy Teen Tech Center at The Capri powered by Hubert Joly Family Foundation.

Session 7: From Center Court to Final Rose

A discussion with Minnesota native and former Bachelorette, Michelle Young, and sports broadcaster Lea B. Olsen!

Session 6: Making the Change in Male-Dominated Industries

A panel discussion with Kelly McNamara, Meka White Morris, Mary Loeffelholz and Holly Manthei on where they came from, what's on the horizon, and how we can all work to create more equitable and accessible industries.

Session 5: How Our Differences Can Drive Our Successes.

A discussion with Melissa Mench, Joyce Maduaka, Lisa Stark, Tricia Downing, Rachel Banham.

Session 4: Social Justice: From the Court to Your Community

A conversation with Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve, President of Business Operations Carley Knox, and players Natalie Achonwa and Laisha Calderon.

Session 3: Leadership and Building Inclusive Cultures

A conversation with Corie Barry, moderated by Amelia Hardy, Best Buy.

Session 2: Putting Minnesota in the Event Spotlight

A conversation with Maureen Bausch, CEO Bold North Associates and Wendy Blackshaw, CEO and President, Minnesota Sports and Events.

Session 1: The State of Women’s Sports: 50 Years and Counting

A conversation with Dr. Nicole LaVoi, The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport; Lisa Lissimore, Minnesota State High School League; and Jen Flowers, Western Collegiate Hockey Association;, moderated by Lea B. Olsen, Minnesota Lynx.

About Our Sponsor

With the 50th anniversary of Title IX’s passing less than a year away, Best Buy is sponsoring the 2022 Women’s Final Four basketball tournament to celebrate women leaders who inspire, empower, and dream big.

As the leading provider of consumer technology products and services, our partnership with Minnesota Sports and Events (MNSE) aligns with our goals to bolster our support for women in the workplace, make STEM education and careers more accessible for young women and expand our Teen Tech Center® network, centers which help teens from disinvested communities build brighter futures through technology, training and mentorship. Through these efforts, we aim to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive talent pipeline for the leaders of tomorrow.

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