Mon, May 06 2024

Women's LeadHERship Symposium,

United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, United States United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, United States

  • About the event

    The Women’s LeadHERship Symposium is an annual event, currently in its twelfth iteration, hosted by the Division of Athletics at the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA).  USCGA is one of five federal service academies, graduating 'leaders of character' with both a degree and a commission to serve as an officer in the U.S.Coast Guard.

    Women's LeadHERship Symposium provides an opportunity for professional development through discussions and workshops led by prominent women in the athletics arena, while being given the opportunity to network with other individuals in this career field. 

    We draw approximately 120 coaches and administrators from multiple colleges located throughout New England and spanning different conferences and NCAA divisions, to this event annually.  Each year's event features a prominent keynote speaker, which have included industry greats such as Dr. Jen Fry, Jen Baker, Val Ackerman, Patti Phillips, and Sandy Barbour.  This year's keynote will be Communications Specialist, Betsy Butterick.

    The WLS Symposium Agenda includes: A continental breakfast followed by the morning workshop and keynote address, then lunch, followed by the afternoon address, and concludes with two, small group discussion sessions and a networking cocktail hour.

    Why should you sponsor?

    USCGA's Women's LeadHERship Symposium provides sponsors with the abiltiy to connect on a personal level and for a prolonged span of time with women in collegiate athletics from throughout New England.


    Jennifer Meuse

    Jen Meuse - Director of External Operations

    Jen is in her 18th year with the Coast Guard Academy’s Division of Athletics. 

    Meuse began her career at the CGA as the novice Women’s Rowing Coach in 2000-2003.  During this time, she led the novice women to a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship title.  Jen left the Academy in 2003 to add to her family, then returned in 2008 as Coast Guard’s Head Women’s Rowing Coach.  As head Coach, Meuse led the Bears to a NCAA Division III Championship berth and was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year, both in 2012. 

    Jen began serving as Director of Rowing in 2012, a position she held through 2015. She then transitioned into athletic administration.  Since 2015, Meuse has served as Director of Special Projects – now Director of External Operations – where she primarily supports the Division of Athletics through the development and execution of sponsorships with the USCGA’s Athletic Activity Fund (AAF). In this role, Jen was named the Academy’s Civilian Employee of the Year, 2021-22. 

    Jen graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Sociology, and a concentration in Criminal Justice.  Jen rowed and coached for the Huskies prior to her work with CGA.

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  • 51-100 attendees expected

    0% Male Attendees

    100% Female Attendees

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1) Sponsor representative invited to partake in full-day activities including: continental breakfast, morning workshop/keynote, lunch, afternoon speaker, two small group breakout sessions, networking cocktail hour 2) Ability to address attendees for 2 minutes during lunch 3) Dedicated sponsor table at event 4) Co-branded event program 5) Co-branded social media post

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