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Rose Bowl Institute Announces 3rd Women’s Empowerment Symposium

Guests include Alyssa Milano, Misty May-Treanor, Holly Rowe, Amy Rodriguez, Valerie Kondos Field, and L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Published on Sep 24, 2021

The Rose Bowl Institute announced details Thursday of its third three-day Women’s Empowerment Symposium, to be held next week in an online format.

Scheduled speakers include three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor; U.S. professional soccer player Amy Rodriguez; actor, producer and activist Alyssa Milano; former seven-time national champion UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field; Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; and other “key female influences,” the Rose Bowl Institute said in a written statement.

“The Symposium will give high school and college students exposure to top female industry leaders from finance, politics, sports, entertainment, and technology on societal and cultural topics,” according to the statement. “The Institute’s mission for the symposium is to inspire, empower and influence the mindset of participating youth to pursue higher education and professional careers, motivating them to break barriers while setting and achieving their goals.”

The event is free for students, as it’s funded by private donations to the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, representatives said.

Each of the symposium’s three days, from Wednesday, September 29 through Friday, October 1, speakers will address one of the Rose Bowl Institute’s three primary themes of sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship.

Participating students will be eligible to apply for $2,500 scholarships, according to the organization.

The symposium presents a unique opportunity, said Rose Bowl Institute President Charlie Firestone.

“Using the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium’s digital footprint once again this year, the Women’s Empowerment Symposium connects young women students with civic and business leaders, athletes, sportscasters, journalists, and other leading thinkers to highlight how sports values can positively impact their lives,” said Firestone.

Those interested in taking part are asked to pre-register online at

The event will be streamed on the Rose Bowl Institute’s website at, as well as on the organization’s YouTube channel at

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