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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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Dr. Courtney Gay serves as Assistant Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Georgia (UGA). She is responsible for developing and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies for department... more

This episode is a replay from Feb. 2, 2016. Dr. Linda Bell was Assistant SWA for University of Wisconsin-Parkside when this episode originally aired. She is currently the Athletics Director at Dillard University. Prior to Dillard, Dr. Bell was... more

Lenecia Nickell, MA, LPCC, NCC is the Director of Sport Psychology and Wellness for the University of Cincinnati Athletics Department. A mental health professional for 20 years, she assumed the role in January 2022 as the first to... more

Kendra Warren is director of operations for cross country and track & field at University of South Carolina. A former world-class athlete, she's an ACC record-holder and track and field coach with more than 25 years of experience... more

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Christian Fuller holds a B.A. in Advertising and Criminal Justice, both obtained from Michigan State University. Christian received her juris doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law (May 2022),... more

Kathryn Jordan is President/CEO of KJordan Consulting, LLC. An entrepreneur and certified professional coach, she provides guidance in identifying and developing resources, tools and strategies that assist in maximizing personal... more

Nichelle L. Womble Esq., a licensed attorney in the state of Florida, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She's currently an Attorney/Law Clerk with... more

Kaila Lewis is currently working with the Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte Hornets G-League Affiliate, as the teams Manager of Communications and CSR. Lewis has her hands full as she is responsible for media relations,... more

This is a replay from September 13, 2017. When the episode orginally aired, Merlene Aitken-Smith was the Assistant AD and SWA at Clayton State University. She was named Deputy Athletic Director at University of Nevada in December... more

This episode is a replay from October 2021. Leah Richmond-Dye was named Director of Compliance for William & Mary Athletics in August 2022. Prior to joining William & Mary, she was Director of Compliance for her alma mater... more

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