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Gina Scott Excels as the Woman in the Room

In the dynamic world of sports, Gina Scott, Vice President of Group Licensing | Partner Sales at the NFL Players Association, stands out as a trailblazing force. Her remarkable accomplishments and dedication to empowering others have earned her the prestigious title of one of the “100 Influential Black Women in Sports” by Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx. However, Gina’s response to this recognition showcases her true character and commitment to uplifting those around her.

Upon being named one of the “100 Influential Black Women in Sports,” Gina’s immediate reaction was not to revel in her own achievement, but rather to advocate for others. She reached out to the NFLPA’s PR team and began listing other accomplished women whom she believed deserved recognition. This selfless act exemplifies Gina’s mission to empower and inspire her peers, making her a true champion for women in sports.

During a recent appearance on 7in7, Gina graciously shared this touching story, providing a glimpse into her authentic leadership style and dedication to creating positive change in the industry. Her insights captivated the audience and shed light on the path she’s paved to elevate women in sports.

In the male-dominated landscape of the NFL, Gina has experienced firsthand what it’s like to be the only woman in the room during significant negotiations. She courageously discussed her experiences on the NFLPA side during negotiations for the commercial agreement between the league and players association. Despite the challenges, Gina emphasized the unique advantage of being an integral part of the agreement’s architecture and authorship, subsequently entrusted with executing it. Her involvement in shaping critical decisions further highlights the importance of diversity and representation in influential roles.

Listening to Gina’s candid reflections and wise perspectives provides a valuable opportunity for all aspiring professionals in sports and entertainment. Her journey exemplifies resilience, determination, and the power of supporting others to create a more inclusive and equitable industry.

Don’t miss the chance to engage with Gina and other industry leaders at this year’s Sponsorship Mastery Summit, taking place from September 27-29 in Chicago. Gina will be part of the captivating panel discussion: Women in Sports and Events: Uniting, Advancing, and Paving the Way for the Future. This engaging session promises to offer profound discussions on driving gender equality and creating opportunities for women to thrive in the sports and entertainment sphere.

Register for the Summit now to secure your spot!