The Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event was a huge success. This exclusive educational, development and networking experience helped women to discover the strategies and execute the steps necessary to achieve a leadership position in the athlete development industry. The event was held at the University of Central Florida on April 1st in Orlando, Florida.

Hilliard Solutions, Scholar Baller, Athletes Think and the Diversity and Social Issues in Sport Graduate Class brought together nationally recognized industry experts, practitioners and researchers from the college and professional levels who shared their knowledge, experience and guidance regarding how to enter, transition into and advance in the field of athlete development; the education, training and experiences needed; and how to identify career opportunities, overcome gender barriers and build a network to advance one’s career. The event was held at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.

Women in Athlete Development Symposium & Networking Event Contact
Dr. Janice L. Hilliard



Had a great experience at the Women in Athlete Development Symposium and networking event. Learned a lot and can’t wait to hear more of what these women do for the future of sports.

Brittany Barber, University of Central Florida

Dr. Hilliard, thanks again for an amazing event!! The ability to meet so many women with the same focus was life changing!

Marlene “Marley” Holmes, Barry University

I had an amazing experience at the #womeininathletedevelopment Symposium hosted by @HilliardSoluti1. I am so blessed to have been able to listen to and connect with the amazing panelists at the event. I am looking forward to be working in player development in the future!

Jenn Mathurn, North Carolina State University

Blessed to have been able to learn from the amazing women and gentleman in the Athlete Development world. I have at least five pages of notes .

Lexus Nixon, University of Central Florida

Grateful for the opportunity to attend the first #Women in Athlete Development Symposium with @UF_LAADR yesterday and hear from the bright minds working to enhance the wholistic well-being of college & professional athletes.

Emily (Padgett) Plunkett, University of Florida

I am grateful to have attended Monday’s landmark Women in Athlete Development Symposium hosted by Dr. Janice Hilliard at the University of Central Florida. There, we had the honor of learning from an esteemed and experienced panel of experts in the fields of collegiate and professional athlete development.

Taylor Wells Maberry, Major League Soccer

The first Women in Athlete Development Symposium was a success! Thanks for having @HilliardSoluti1 & team. Proud to take part & share our work.

Dr. Marissa Nichols, Boston University Athletics

Today was one of those days I’m reminded why I love what I do! S/o to @HilliardSoluti1 @dkscholarballer @KevinCarrCEO @KimDurand for organizing an incredible first #WomenInAthleteDevelopment Symposium! Beyond grateful to take part!

Jessie Gardner, University of Alabama

I had the greatest time speaking at the @UCFDeVossSBM @HilliardSoluti1 “Women in Athlete Development Symposium” in Orlando y-day. Kudos to @drjhill81 for the stellar panelists she assembled. It was fun seeing old friends, meeting new ones and sharing some knowledge!

Erica N. Nelson, University of Arkansas

#womeninathletedevelopment. So proud to be a part of this event.

Corliss Fingers, Bethune-Cookman University

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