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After Thoughts A speaker series featuring women at UW-Green Bay

Lean In: 28/346

Lean In: 28/346 with Mary Ellen Gillespie Thurs. Nov. 6, 2014 5 p.m.

Less than 10% of the 346 Division I athletic directors are women. Mary Ellen Gillespie is the 28th female selected to lead a Division I athletics department. Mary Ellen will spend time sharing the journey to the “chair” in a very male dominated profession, what it’s like to sit in the “chair” in her first year and will share the importance of the role that Division I athletics plays in both the university and the community.

Follow-up Coverage

Read UW-Green Bay’s first female AD to share perspective for next ‘After Thoughts’ the Inside News press release promoting this event.

See Journey to the chair: UW-Green Bay’s first female athletic director shares story for follow-up coverage and photos of the event.



Date: Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. hors d’oeuvres reception
5:45 p.m. program
Location: Weidner Center Grand Foyer
Cost: $14

For any questions or comments regarding After Thoughts, please contact Mary Rass at or (920) 465-2553.

Featured Speaker

Ellen Rosewall
Mary Ellen Gillespie, Director of Athletics, UW-Green Bay Phoenix Athletics

For more information visit Mary Ellen's biography

Stay for the Game

The evening of her talk, Mary Ellen will bring free tickets to hand out to all attendees for the Phoenix Women's Basketball exhibition game against UW-Oshkosh at 7 p.m. at the Kress Events Center that same night!  All are encouraged to head over after After Thoughts to catch the game.

2 Door Prizes

Phoenix Women's Basketball: 2 tickets to the regular season home opener on Sat., Nov. 22 against Duquesne at the Kress Events Center.

Phoenix Men's Basketball: 2 tickets to the regular season home opener on Sat., Nov. 15 against Illinois-Springfield at the Resch Center.