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Chat in the Garden with Monique A, J. Smith "Where Significance Blooms in


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Nationally recognized weekly podcast where Women of Color in Athletic Administration and Sports Business are spotlighted. Each guests gives her career journey, advice for others and her current initiatives. The Fall 2020 will begin its 7th Season with a listener base that has grown to 1.7K member privateFacebook community. "A Chat in the Garden with Monique A. J. Smith"

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This episode is a replay from Season 2. Jashell Mitchell is currently the Director of Football Operations at Jackson State University. Join us on A Chat in the Garden with Monique A. J. Smith at 10:00 am EST. Come listen to our guest's career... more

This episode is a replay from season 2. DeLores Dee Todd is receiving the Women Leaders in Sports Lifetime Achievement Award next Month. We are airing a previous interview with her to honor the occasion. Join us on A Chat in the... more

Walker has led the football academic team at LSU for the past two years. Entering year three, she has transitioned to soccer and softball and taken additional duties, including overseeing the eligibility process for the Cox Academic Center. She... more

Emma is President of Devine Order, a professional organizing company. A graduate of Alabama A&M University, she's worked for Boeing, UDS/Motorola, and FedEx Express. Emma created Devine Enterprises, which consisted of... more

Charlie Ball-Burrell is Assoc. AD for Academics at University of South Carolina (USC). She was previously at University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) as Asst. AD for Academic Enrichment. At USC, Ball-Burrell oversees the athletics academic... more

Natalie's private practice specializes in athletes' mental health & performance. She works with athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, Olympic hopefuls, and youth sports. She's author of The Athlete's Prepbook, an athlete... more

Dawn Turnage joined the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department in September 2022 and oversees the Youth Development section. An Ohio native, Dawn has 20 years of public service experience working with diverse... more

Brandy Gresham is the Director of Student-Athlete Well-Being and Mental Health Counselor for Norfolk State University's (NSU) Athletic Department. She provides mental health support and wellness services to 300+ student-athletes. Gresham... more

Mary Hill is Dean of Students and SWA/Director of Compliance at Voorhees University. She came to Voorhees after a successful stint at Delaware State University (DSU) as Sr. Assoc. AD for Internal Operations and SWA. She also... more

Dr. J serves as the Deputy Director of Aging and Disability Services for the City of Seattle and is the CEO/ Founder of Rocket Solutions Consulting, LLC. She is a CPRP that has also attained a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Public... more

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