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Entry Deadline:

December 4, 2018

Late Deadline:

December 11, 2018


Cynopsis is launching a new awards program celebrating female trailblazers in the sports industry. These are the women pushing the industry forward, from roles in all levels of production, technology, marketing and more. Top Women in Sports honorees are change agents who empower and inspire with their drive for innovation and inclusion.


“With so many profound issues affecting women taking the spotlight in the past year, Cynopsis is launching our newest event, which will bring together the community from around the world of sports, and honor the drive and innovation that is evolving change in the sports industry.”

Chris Pursell – Director, Sports Content, Cynopsis Sports



Honoring a female executive helping improve the fan experience and engage audiences via technology like VR, mobile apps,OTT service and more.

  • Mariana Alvaro

  • Jayne Bussman-Wise

  • Andi Chu

  • Lauren Cooks-Levitan

  • Alexandria Kravis

  • Sandra Lopez

  • Hania Poole

  • Patty Power

  • Michelle Wilson

  • Gillian Zucker

On-Air Talent

Honoring on-air sports talent with insight and commentary that informs, entertains and engages sports fans.

  • Carmen Boquin

  • Lisa Byington

  • Lindsay Casinelli

  • Jenny Cavnar

  • Lindsay Davenport

  • Ana Jurka

  • Meredith Marakovits

  • Adriana Monsalve

  • Candace Parker

  • Kristina Pink

  • The Twelve Hosts Of CBS Sports Network’s “We Need To Talk”

  • Aly Wagner


Honoring an outstanding sports programming production executive for demonstrating creativity, accuracy and innovation.

  • Ivel Alfaro-Calvo

  • Judy Boyd

  • Sarah Crennan

  • Ashley Ellefson

  • Noelbys Gonzalez

  • Jil Gossard-Cook

  • Maura Mandt

  • Gina Porretti

  • Annemarie Roe

  • Blayke Scheer

  • Molly Solomon

Social Good

Honoring an executive who has driven the execution of an outstanding program or campaign dedicated to social good.

    Social Media

    Honoring an executive who has driven the ideation and/or execution of a social media campaign that has generated excitement and boosted engagement in new and innovative ways.

    • Rachel Bonnetta

    • Andrea K. Carter

    • Kaitee Daley

    • Stephanie McMahon

    • Lesley Pinckney

    • Lauren Renschler

    • Lisa Strasman

    Sports-Centric Brands

    Honoring an executive at a sports-centric brand who has demonstrated an innovative approach to connecting with and engaging the sports audience.

    • Elena Bergeron

    • Marissa Fernandez

    • Sarah Flynn

    • Erin Harvego

    • Jacqueline Hernández

    • Terri Hines

    • Angelina Lawton

    • Angela Lee

    • Stefanie Rapp

    • Jennifer Sabatelle

    • Carrie Skillman

    • Lisa Strasman

    • Michelle Wilson


    Honoring a marketing executive who has solved a marketing challenge with creativity and forward thinking.

    • Barbara Blangiardi

    • Kelly Dunne

    • Rosa Gomez

    • Ashlee Huffman

    • Whitney Haslam Johnson

    • Emma May

    • Autumn Nazarian

    • Melissa Proctor

    • Marianne Rotole

    • Jenny Storms

    • Elke Jones


    Honoring an outstanding executive for demonstrating creativity, accuracy and innovation in Business Operations in a sports-focused organization.

    • Tara August

    • Wendy Bass

    • Kim Beauvais

    • Robin Eletto

    • Julie Giese

    • Eva Havaris

    • Valerie Immele

    • Stefanie Rapp

    • Lindsey Ross

    • Staci Stevens

    • Renee Washington

    How to Enter


    December 4, 2018


    December 11, 2018


    The price of each primary entry is $399. If you are submitting a secondary entry for the same person into two or more categories, the price drops to $200 for each additional entry.*

    Regular Deadline: 12/4 ($399/entry)

    Late Deadline: 12/11 ($549/entry)

    *Please note, the content for any additional entries at the reduced rate will need to be the same as the original entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry and is not refundable.

    All entries must be submitted online by 12/11 at 11:59pm EST. 

    Finalists will be notified in late January.

    Entry Process

    The entry process is completed solely online:
    First, you will be guided through the registration process, and then the entry (synopsis + supporting materials), and payment process.


    How are the entries judged?

    Entries are judged by a blue-chip panel of industry executives, as well as by the staff of Cynopsis Media. We evaluate your entry based on the criteria listed in the “Compiling Your Entry” section.

    Who is eligible to win an award?

    Any communications professional worldwide—corporate, agency, non-profit, academic institutions.

    When and where will the reception be held?

    The winners will receive their award during the Cynopsis Top Women in Sports Awards Gala in Spring 2019 in NYC.

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    W-9 Form Request

    Questions about submitting your entry?

    Please contact:

    Cathy Pearson
    Marketing Coordinator, Cynopsis Media

    Interested in Advertising and Sponsorship Packages?

    Please contact:

    Mike Farina
    VP, Sales & Marketing, Cynopsis Media

    Contact & Questions


    For award entries and event registration questions, contact:

    Cathy Pearson

    Cathy Pearson
    Marketing Coordinator
    Cynopsis Media


    For awards event sponsorship opportunities, contact:

    Mike Farina
    VP, Sales & Marketing
    Cynopsis Media


    For information on programming at the awards event, contact:

    Chris Pursell
    Director, Sports Content
    Cynopsis Sports
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