Donna Orender

DONNA IS THE WOMEN’S WEDNESDAYS SPEAKER ON JUNE 1, 2016!

 

Join us at this year’s Women’s Wednesdays series, presented by Bozard Lincoln, for Cocktails, Connections & Inspiration – every Wednesday night this June at The Treasury on the Plaza in downtown St. Augustine, Florida!

 

BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!

 

Watch Donna Deegan’s One on One Interview with Donna here:

 

Donna Orender is an innovator, trailblazer, a game changer and highly respected business executive.

She has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports and one of Newsweek’s 100 most influential people in sports.  She served as the President of the WNBA for six years and worked with the PGA TOUR for 17 years, ending up in the Office of the Commissioner.

Donna’s business career began after playing 3 years in the Women’s Professional Basketball League, the WBL where she earned All-Star status. That experience enabled her to work in network television sports at ABC and later in cable television at SportsChannel before forming her own production company.

 

Donna Orender

 

She has been honored for her dedication to community development, diversity and leadership and is a sought after speaker on issues such as teamwork, motivation, gender/diversity and leadership.  Her commitment to supporting women can be seen in her GENERATION W initiative.

Founded in 2011, GENERATION W is a brand focused on educating, inspiring and connecting women and girls. The annual event is held in April and features over 40 national speakers and 1500 attendees in a very unique and motivating day of programming.  In addition to the signature Generation W event, a mentorship program for high school girls called Generation WOW was launched, as well as a leadership volunteer event focused on community change, Generation WORKS.

 

Donna Orender

 

Donna’s role at the WNBA included oversight of all league operations including both the business and competitive aspects of the league. During her tenure, with her focus on revitalizing the brand, its value and relevance, the league experienced four years of consecutive attendance growth, after many years of decline. She successfully guided the league to increased television ratings, digital growth, and merchandise sales. The league continues to benefit from an eight year contract extension with Disney/ABC/ESPN, which for the first time included broadcast rights fees and an unprecedented six year Collective Bargaining agreement.

At the PGA TOUR, Donna led the negotiating team that changed the paradigm for how PGA TOUR golf was both packaged and sold for television resulting in significant growth for the TOUR. She was responsible for developing strategic direction across all business lines including direct oversight of brand management, advertising and digital strategy. Before she moved into the Office of the Commissioner, Donna oversaw the TOUR’s global television and production businesses and led both the creative scope and business depth of PGA TOUR Productions domestically and abroad.

 

DONNA IS THE WOMEN’S WEDNESDAYS SPEAKER ON JUNE 1, 2016!

 

BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!

Join us at this year’s Women’s Wednesdays series, presented by Bozard Lincoln, for Cocktails, Connections & Inspiration – every Wednesday night this June at The Treasury on the Plaza in downtown St. Augustine, Florida!

Here is our full Women’s Wednesdays line-up:

 

JUNE 1 – Donna Orender, Former WNBA President & Generation W Founder

JUNE 8 – Stephanie Nickolich, The “Millionista Mentor” Global Entrepreneur & Coach

JUNE 15 – Snowden McFall, Founder of Fired Up! & Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

JUNE 22 – Brenda Jackson, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Romance Novelist

JUNE 29 – Cindy Chaconas, Cancer Survivor & Founder of Pink Up The Pace!