Cutter Connections recently held its 8th mentorship and networking event around the theme of “Women in Sports and Entertainment”. Over 50 women congregated in the spacious offices of New York audio house Sound Lounge to hear expert panelists, trade career advice, and sharpen their networking skills. The impressive list of mentors present held roles in production, development, marketing and creative direction in companies ranging from CBS Sports and NBC Olympics to the MLB Network, Whistle Sports and The Players Tribune.
Olivia Stomski, an Emmy Award-winning sports director reiterated the importance of cultivating confidence against the odds, remembering “I always told myself, it’s definitely not going to be me that stops me from succeeding.” Alexandra Dell, a documentary producer at Lagardère Sports reminded the young women that companies might “ want to steer you where theyneed you, but don’t take a role somebody else defined has for you. Selling starts when they say no. So find another way. No is just the beginning.” Anne Flannery, a sports advocate who helped found the WNBA rounded out the evening with the resounding words, [“No career path] is linear. It may not come all at once. But just go at it. Go at it! Go at it! Go at it! And be ready to respond when it does.”
Shout out to sponsors SVG and Newhouse Sports Media Center.