Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Women Leaders in Sports Podcast

Dec 1, 2019

On the most recent episode of the Women Leaders Podcast, Patti Phillips is joined by Jean Lenti Ponsetto, DePaul University Director of Athletics and Women Leaders past president.

Jean is one of the nation’s most widely respected leaders in college athletics, and she has earned it! She has spent her entire career at DePaul University, her alma mater, and has been a driving force for the expansion and evolution of DePaul Athletics for over 45 years.

Jean is a former student-athlete, assistant coach, and is an optimistic, and super competitive woman – a combo that I love! She is a big believer that her role as an AD is to coach her coaches, and that confidence is the greatest gift you can give anyone. Listen in to learn about her journey to the AD chair, her family legacy at DePaul, and how she defeated breast cancer TWICE with courage and determination.

If there was ever someone to truly radiate authentic inspiration and gratitude, it’s Jean. And you can FEEL it through this podcast.

I hope you enjoy our conversation, and remember, we are Women Leaders!

Head to for more about us and to become a member!

Follow us at, and on Twitter and Instagram @WomenLeadersCS.