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Houston, Texas Jan 10, 2022… Hilliard Solutions announced today that it will host the 4th Annual Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event on April 6-7, 2022 virtually from 10 am-4 pm CDT. This innovative engagement of current and future women leaders in athlete development has quickly established the nationwide blueprint for professional development and virtual networking platforms. The keynote speakers are Coach Edniesha Curry, Assistant Coach of the Portland Trailblazers, and Dr. Renae Myles Payne, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Miami.

Dr. Janice L. Hilliard, President & CEO of Hilliard Solutions and event founder, explained her motivation behind the creation of this highly respected event by emphasizing the importance of women leaders developing and utilizing their unique skill set and experience during this critical time in sports. “The sports industry needs diverse leadership from women to address today’s most pressing issues including gender equity, Covid-19, racial and social justice, NIL, and mental health and wellness.”

The symposium will include interactive sessions led by industry experts and practitioners that help professionals help athletes succeed at all levels. Attendees will gain knowledge of an athlete development conceptual framework to guide their work in addressing this wide-ranging set of challenges. The event will also focus on how to enter and advance in the sports industry including the critical skills, resources, and reimagined networking strategies needed to achieve success, as well as the latest research in the field.

Sponsored in part by Athlete Transition Services Corp. and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), the event provides a powerful networking opportunity. Its unique format allows for intimate networking sessions each day. Participants can also expect to establish mentoring relationships necessary to a successful career in sports.

The complete lineup of symposium speakers will be announced in late February. Up-to-the-minute information is available at www.hilliardsolutions.com/symposium

About Hilliard Solutions: Hilliard Solutions is an education and sports consultancy firm that focuses on helping those professionals charged with helping athletes succeed. Through her company, Dr. Hilliard, and her accomplished team of associates, provide consulting, career coaching, athlete life skills programming, and professional development solutions for sports leaders, athlete development professionals, and educational and community organizations. Hilliard Solutions is centered around a proprietary 360-degree Athlete Development Model that uniquely integrates the key disciplines impacting athletes’ life experience while also providing direction for their comprehensive development. Working within that powerful model equips sports leaders with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to prepare their athletes for successful experiences during and beyond their sports careers helping to ensure a more successful transition.

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