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Nationally recognized weekly podcast where Women of Color in Athletic Administration and Sports Business are spotlighted. Each guests gives her career journey, advice for others and her current initiatives. The Fall 2020 will begin its 7th Season with a listener base that has grown to 1.7K member privateFacebook community. "A Chat in the Garden with Monique A. J. Smith"

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Fasaha M. Traylor is the author of "They Carried Us: The Social Impact of Philadelphia's Black Women Leaders." The book was published in 2020. Ms. Traylor also founded and directed an independent school, administered a... more

This episode is a replay. Reshauna (Shauna) Cobb is Director of Academic and Membership Affairs at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Shauna joined the NCAA in April of 2009. Shauna's responsibilities include... more

Gyasmine George-Williams, Ph.D, also known as "Dr. G," is an activist, socio-cultural practitioner, and assistant professor at the University of La Verne. She earned her bachelors in Psychology from CSU Los Angeles, masters in... more

Jessica R. Murfree, Ph.D., a member of The Sport Ecology Group, is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Division of Sport Management and ACES Fellow at Texas A&M University where she researches the effects of climate change on... more

This episode is a replay. At the time this interview was recorded, Edniesha Curry was Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at the University of Maine. It is currently being reported that she has accepted a position as the first woman to serve as... more

Leah Brundidge, a native of Brewton, Alabama, is the Director of Compliance for Troy University. Having earned a bachelor's degree in Sport and Fitness Management in 2016 and a master's degree in Business Administration in 2018,... more

Carolyn A. Sideco, CAA is former athletics director at Immaculate Conception Academy and founder of CoachingKapwa Sports Consultants LLC. Kapwa is a Filipino language word that expresses the collectivist worldview of the sentiment... more

Lawanda Pearson is the head softball coach and academic liaison for Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Athletics. Since 2003, she has served in multiple positions of responsibility including acting athletic director and senior woman... more

Schnea Nealy is the Associate A.D. for Student-Athlete Development at University of Tulsa. She is the Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee and oversees academics for women's basketball, volleyball, and football (defense). She is the... more

Michele Lewis Watts, Ph.D. is co-founder and Chief Equity Officer of Woods and Watts Effect, an equity and inclusion consulting firm. Additionally, she is a consultant for youth and gender-based sports initiatives that focus on... more

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