On Tuesday, October 18th, The BDS Agency Founder and President Brian D. Stanchak spoke at and participated in the first-ever Women’s Sports Foundation Sports Advocacy Network meeting in New York City. The purpose of the meeting was to help formulate a game plan to eliminate gender bias against female coaches in college sports. Stanchak was invited to participate in the meeting by NCAA and Title IX legend Judy Sweet in part to his dedication to women’s sports and success in helping female coaches advance their career, most women’s basketball coaches.
Since founding The BDS Agency in 2013, Stanchak has worked with numerous females who have advanced their careers, including 11 female clients who have become first-time Division I Head Coaches. Stanchak spoke to the group of over 35 sport professionals, including numerous Division I Director of Athletics, Senior Women’s Administrators, and conference commissioners, about his successful experience working with female coaches, as well as observations and suggestions to better encourage and prepare female coaches to become Head Coaches and increase inclusion by and accountability of administrators during the search process.
“It was a tremendous honor to be thought of by Judy Sweet and to speak to the group at and participate in the Women’s Sports Foundation Sports Advocacy Network Meeting,” Stanchak said. “To be invited to such an exclusive meeting and learn from the outstanding group of attendees was an amazing experience. I am confident the progress made through discussion of the group will have an immediate and long-lasting impact on the future of female coaches in college sports.”
The Women’s Sports Foundation was founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King and is dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring all girls access to sports.
In addition to the meeting, Stanchak was invited to attend the 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports on Wednesday, October 19 at Cipriaini Wall Street in New York City.