The National Football League will host its second-annual Women’s Career Development Symposium on March 24-25 in Phoenix in an effort to continue the league’s growth and commitment to diversity and inclusion, the NFL announced on Monday.
The event will bring more than 40 female executives from NFL teams. The symposium will be dedicated to further educate, train and develop those attending into specific roles in the NFL. The specific career paths could be in football operations, administration, coaching and scouting.
There will be several speakers in attendance including Dawn Aponte, RSE Strategy and Business Development Executive, Michael Bidwill, Owner of the Cardinals, Katie Blackburn, Bengals Executive Vice President, Scott Pioli, Falcons Assistant General Manager and John Spanos, Chargers President of Football Operations.
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The NFL announced it will hold a second annual women's career development symposium. This year, focus to be on jobs in football operations.
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To attend the symposium participants have been nominated by NFL clubs and staff. In addition, the NFL partnered with the “Women Leaders in College Sports,” and the Fritz Pollard Alliance to choose eight qualified women in sport to attend.