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Leader to Leader Interviews

Our teens know they have a lot to learn from caring adults and are ready to share their own excitement about why girls need Girls in the Game with all who will listen.

Once just an opportunity for women leaders, our Leader to Leader program has expanded to include men, as well. One to two times each month, teens in grades 6-12 identify individuals in various sports, health and leadership-related careers and facilitate interactive interviews. Our teens learn real life lessons such as the steps needed to seek a specific career and how teamwork is as important in the workplace as it is on the field.  An important part of the interviews occurs when the teens educate adults on the benefits of sports for girls as well as the lack of access to programs that promote a healthy and active lifestyle.  While teens advocate on behalf of themselves and their peers, they send a clear message that girls are strong, confident and if given a chance can change the world.

For a quick look at a Leader to Leader at Intersport, click here.

Leader to Leader Interviews 2012-2013

McTigue Financial
  • Tessa Budmayr, Strategic Growth Consultant
  • Michelle Romano, Controller
  • Stephani Studebaker, Director of Recruitment and Selection
  •  Andrea Williams, College Unit Director

Chicago Cubs

  • Jennifer Dedes Nowak, Manager of Chicago Chubs Charity Programs
  • Piper Mead, Account Executive
  • Molly Oelerich, Coordinator of Community Programs
  • Stephanie Shaw, Coordinator of Non Game Events
  • Lydia Wahlk, Assistant General Counsel

Shedd Aquarium

  • Nancy Anschel, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • Sandy Marek, Senior Vice President of Development
  • Tynetta Qaiyim, Assistant Project Manager
  • Joyce Simon, EVP/ CFO
  • Jessica Whiton, Assistant Supervisor of Cetaceans and Marine Mammals
  • Melissa Williams, Vice President of Learning

Tur Partners

  • Lori Healey, CEO

Lurie's Children's Hospital

  • Tara Peterson, MD
  • Kiya Wikerson, MD
  • Chelsea Willie, MD

Nature's Yoga Studio

  • Erica Rumpel, Instructor


  • Kara Albert, Regional Performance Manager
  • Jillian Anderson, Consulting Specialist
  • Mitch Brown, Consultant
  • Tiffaney Florentine, Consultant
  • Rob Fox, Client Service Manager
  • Shay Klevay, Consulting Specialist
  • Michael Wiedel, Consulting Specialist 

United Airlines

  • Nancy Bareczko
  • Christen David, Director of Corporate Communications
  • Sandra Kent Bogguess, Aviation Inflight Service Professional
  • Dana Kurek, HR Manager
  • Nicole Lee, Senior Manager of Corporate and Community Affairs
  • Wendy Mountainbear
  • Sam Petti, Manager of Marketing Communications
  • Maxine Ramirez, Senior Editor
  • Nakisha Trevino
To view a list of leaders from 2004-2011, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about our Leader to Leader Interviews program or serving as a leader to interview, please contact Margaret Miles or call 312.633.GAME (4263).

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