The Ivy League – August 25, 2016 –
Portions of this story courtesy of SportsBusiness Journal
Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris has been selected for the SportsBusiness Journal Game Changers class of 2016, it was announced.
Harris is among the thirty-five women across the sports industry to have been selected for the recognition. Game Changers, which debuted in 2011, recognizes women in the industry who have broad, deep and varied responsibilities and who are contributing to the success of the industry in multiple ways.
In her seven years as Executive Director of The Ivy League, Harris has guided the League to enhanced exposure through conference-wide television agreements with networks such as NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network, FOX Sports and American Sports Network and the highly successful creation of The Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN), as well as through a ground-breaking agreement with JMI Sports to increase exposure of the League’s prestigious brand and expand its reach globally.
Harris has been very active in positioning the Ivy League at forefront nationally in the area of concussion research, education and provention with the League’s extensive review and implementation of concussion-curbing measures across a number of sports, in addition to the League’s partnership with the Big Ten Conference to create a co-sponsored, cross-institutional research collaboration to study the effects of head injuries in sports.
The 2016 SBJ Game Changers will be featured in the Sept. 12 issue of SportsBusiness Journal. They also will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 15, in New York at the annual Game Changers: Women in Sports Business conference.
This year’s Game Changers conference will feature panel discussions on a range of subjects that includes the growing role of women in sports business, how organizations are striving for greater diversity in hiring and career advancement, and the next generation of sports business leadership. Featured interviews will be conducted with Lisa Borders, WNBA president; Adrienne Lofton, Under Armour senior vice president of global brand marketing; and Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME partner.
In addition, a special breakfast roundtable will have a discussion on career development: the importance of networking, mentor/mentee roles, and finding opportunities for growth within a company.