Leveling The Playing Field: Anna Karefa-Johnson, VP of Events & Programming for RISE

This week’s episode starts with Bobbi-Sue talking about her experience at the Women’s Sports Museum Gala where trailblazers Donna Orender, Justine Siegal, the IAWA, and Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling were honored. She is so proud that the first event that the LTPF sponsored was this event. In addition, Bobbi-Sue shares about speaking on a panel at a legal conference this week and how it made her feel. While at said conference, Bobbi-Sue was “recognized” by a listener which was a first.

The interview this week is with Anna Karefa-Johnson, the Vice President of Events & Programming for the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, also known as RISE. Anna is a Community Engagement and Experiential Marketing Professional, passionate about the intersection of sport, community impact, and philanthropy. Her career path shows her commitment to utilizing sports for good. She has previously held positions at the NFLPA, Lakers, Ravens, a certain Tampa team, the Pac-12, and UMCA Sports. Anna is full of tidbits for people trying to figure out their place in the sports industry.

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