WNPBA assembles all-star Board of Advocates

NEW YORK, NY, AUGUST, 29, 2019 –– The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) is pleased to announce that it has formed its own Board of Advocates featuring a diverse group of paradigm-shifters and glass-ceiling breakers in business, politics, entertainment, media, and sport. Union leadership, specifically the WNBPA Executive Committee, identified each Board member to share their guidance and unique perspectives in support of the WNBPA’s efforts to create meaningful changes in the working conditions of the world-class athletes who play in the WNBA.

The WNBPA is honored to have the following industry leaders serve on its Board of Advocates:

The Honorable Stacey Abrams
Founder, Fair Fight and former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives

Adrienne Becker
Co-Founder/CEO, Level Forward

David Cooper
Adjunct Professor, NYU Preston Robert Tisch Global Institute of Sport

Alex English
Retired NBA Player and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee

Sarah Flynn
General Manager, Thirty Five Ventures

Sunny Hostin
Emmy-nominated co-host of The View and the Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News

Kathy Ireland
Chair, CEO & Chief Designer, kathy ireland® Worldwide

Sharlee Jeter
President, Turn 2 Foundation, Inc. and VP of Strategy & Development, Jeter Ventures

The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Former Mayor of Baltimore

Joyce Roche
Former President & CEO, Girls, Inc

Jerry Stackhouse
Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball Head Coach and retired NBA All-Star

Trisch Smith
Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer/EVP, Edelman PR

Tamika Tremaglio
Greater Washington Managing Principal, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

Brent Zachary
Program Manager, Level Forward

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