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Women Leaders Podcast


Apr 21, 2019

On today’s episode, Patti is joined by Collegiate Women Sports Awards Executive Director Chris Voelz. 2019 marks our 40th anniversary, and we are excited to be highlighting many of our past presidents; one of those is my dear friend Chris.

Chris was born a leader and has made a major impact at every institution and organization she has worked. She was a FOUR sport athlete at Illinois State, and then started her professional career in coaching. After serving as the head volleyball coach and senior associate athletics director at Oregon, Chris was hired as the women’s AD at Minnesota where she spent a remarkable 14 years elevating the women’s programs and establishing herself as one of the greatest fundraisers in the industry.

Chris went on to serve as the lead gifts officer for Billie Jean King’s Women’s Sports Foundation, before taking over the Collegiate Women Sports Awards FOUR years ago. She continues to be passionate about empowering and celebrating women leaders at all levels, which is one of the many reasons I love her.

Enjoy, and remember, We Are Women Leaders!

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