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Women Leaders Podcast


Aug 23, 2020

In this podcast, Patti Phillips is joined by Jenn Strawley, Deputy Director of Athletics, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Woman Administrator at the University of Miami.

Jenn started her career as an NCAA intern back when it was located in KANSAS CITY, which is where our paths first crossed, and then spent 3 years in administration at Columbia before returning to the NCAA.

It is Jenn’s passion for working directly with student-athletes that led her to her current position at the University of Miami in 2012, where she capitalized on a great opportunity in a changing, and at the time, challenging environment.

In our conversation, Jenn talks about her role overseeing football at a Power 5 institution, and she provides realistic advice for women looking to get into football oversight – I’ll give you a hint – who you work for matters.

She also talks about her passion around building a culture of support for women’s athletics at Miami! And we of course touch on leading during a crisis. Jenn has been in the unique position to lead through both Hurricane Irma and the COVID-19 pandemic. She has great insights and emphasizes the importance of patience and listening!

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

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