Governance & Commercial Growth, Leaders Podcast, Sport Business | Mar 12, 2020
In conversation with the CEO of the International Netball Federation and the Head of Marketing at the New York Knicks.

Mentorship and role models | Imposter syndrome and professional confidence | The importance of reflection.

Episode 72 of the Leaders Sport Business Podcast features conversations from in and around the Leaders Meet: Diversity events, in partnership with Facebook, on women in sport from 6th March with Liz Nicholl (conversation starts at 5:31), CEO of the International Netball Federation, and Becca Valle (conversation starts at 21.23), Head of Marketing at the New York Knicks.

Nicholl, speaking at the live-streamed, behind-closed-doors event in London last week, was elected as the President of the International Netball Federation last year. A former netball player herself, Nicholl had two stints as the CEO of the All England Netball Association in her early career, before joining UK Sport in 1999, and serving as CEO of the government agency responsible for investing in Olympic and Paralympic sport in the UK from 2010 to 2019.

Valle, speaking from her office at Madison Square Garden after the New York Leaders Meet: Diversity event was cancelled due to the coronavirus, joined the New York Knicks as Head of Marketing in 2017, having previously held executive positions at advertising giants BBDO and Ogilvy & Mather.

On the conversational agenda:

– Approaches to mentorship and role models;

– Imposter syndrome and growing confidence;

– Professional journeys;

– Asking and giving advice;

– The importance of reflection.


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