Carol Stiff, vice president of content programming and integration at ESPNW, will lead a discussion on women in sports, followed by a film screening of the documentary “Venus Vs.” on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Building auditorium at Penn State Harrisburg.
The discussion will include the affects of Title IX - a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
Stiff is recognized as one of the most influential people in women’s college sports, particularly in basketball, where ESPN has held exclusivity on the NCAA tournament since 1996. She focuses on integrating the content and stories from the comprehensive multi-platform ESPNW initiative, and elevating its presence across the ESPN network.
Stiff was inducted into the Connecticut Basketball Hall of Fame in April 2005; was named the “Top Advocate for Women’s Basketball” by the Tampa Tribune in 2008; in 2009 Sports Business Journal recognized her as one of the most influential executives leading the way in women’s sports; and she was awarded the 2011 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award for her commitment to women’s basketball and advancing the role of media in the game.
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