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Professional Development

Emerging Leaders Council Presents, “The Juice”

July 15, 2020 at 2:00pm3:00pm EDT

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The Juice livestream webinar series hosted by the Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and encouraging professional development and social interaction among young professionals in the sports industry. Experienced professionals will engage in dialogue, offer guidance in professional development, and answer questions submitted by students.

The Syracuse University ELC exists as a core group of the Sport Management Department’s most committed and influential young alumni that are focused on providing guidance in various ways to current Sport Management, Sport Analytics, and Sport Venue and Event Management students.

Join us for the council’s first session of The Juice focusing on the importance of diversity of inclusion in the workplace on July 15th. Moderated by Professor of Sport Management, Dr. Mary Graham, this event will address how and why diversity is important, challenges companies and professionals encountered, success stories and ideas for how every person can help foster a more inclusive work environment.

The series will continue weekly on Wednesday afternoons through August.


Dr. Tasha M. Brown, Ph.D. graduated from Syracuse University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies and Psychology, and a minor in African American Studies. In 2013, she received her Master of Arts from DePaul University in Clinical Psychology. She completed a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology in 2016 from DePaul University and her Predoctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and is a faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center, where she serves as an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Danielle Dickens, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Spelman College. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Spelman College and her master’s and doctorate degrees in applied social and health psychology from Colorado State University. Her research examines how members of underrepresented groups cope with and experience discrimination. She is interested in understanding how these perceived identities affect involvement in identity shifting/negotiation across multiple contexts among Black women as well as the role of identity shifting/ negotiation on Black women’s psychological health and self-perception.

Orestes Hernandez is an entrepreneurial, innovative, bilingual executive with business development experience in highly competitive markets. He is a collaborative communicator focused on building relationships and promoting synergy across businesses and organizations to drive positive. Previous business endeavors include working for the Miami Marlins, the PGA TOUR, and the Mascot Hall of Fame. Hernandez earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Sports Management from the University of Miami.

Josette Sprott, an Executive Director at WarnerMedia, provides strategic business partnership to leaders of the WarnerBros brand to deliver employee-focused solutions to achieve strategic business initiatives and deliver results. Passionate about strong inclusive company cultures, Sprott thrives on understanding and evaluating the business needs to develop, execute, and champion people strategies that have a direct impact on the employee experience.

This event was first published on July 1, 2020 and last updated on July 10, 2020.

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