Most Influential Business Women 2022: Jen Brooks paves the way for women in sports. Jen was one of 25 women selected by the St. Louis Business Journal for this award.
Hangin with the AD is an interview style podcast where Don Baker, Cobb County School District Director of Athletics, partners with Josh Mathews, Pope High School (GA) Athletic Director, to discuss hot topics and lessons learned with leaders in the world of athletics. These leaders include high school athletic directors at the district and local school levels; college athletic administrators; leaders in spaces that connect to athletics such as nutrition, wellness, recruiting, student-athlete recognition; current and former athletes; and others, who can help athletic administrators develop themselves and their programs for a better daily experience for their athletic communities.
Check out GoSOLO's interview with Jen.
Jen learned through this conversation the importance of having a "exit plan". Listen to the podcast to hear the story.
Listen to Jen's conversation with Gipper about the 50th anniversary of Title IX and much more!
Enjoy Jen's conversation with Tim Baghurst the director of Florida State Coach.
Enjoy Jen's conversation with the Globetrottin' ADs hosted by Matt Fleming, AIS Budapest and Nick DeForest, AIS Vienna
Enjoy Jen's conversation with Jim Powers from the High School Caravan and Scoops with Danny Mac chat about women in sports.
Jen had the honor of facilitating a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration Webinar. Watch the webinar to hear Jen talk to Suzy Whaley, Kristin Folkl, Dr. Kerri Morgan, Dena Floyd, Bobbie Kelsey and Ellen Port about their experiences as a woman in sports.
Watch this video to see Jen receive her award.
Here is the link to the article from the St. Louis Post Dispatch:
The Kirkwood Webster Times wrote an article about Jen entitled "Breaking the Glass Ceiling". Check out the article on the link below.
Here is a clip from Jen's conversation at the BreakThrough Summit .
In the Supporting Women in Coaching panel, we had the privilege of hearing from a group of industry leaders who shed light on what it takes to build success around our female counterparts. As Jen Brooks, Athletic Director, Ursuline Academy (MO), put it, “We also have to keep in mind that there are many women who never had a coach look like them, so they may struggle to see themselves as a coach.” She stressed how it’s more important than ever to be planting the seed for young women and inviting them to come back and be part of this industry one day.
Read this article about Jen in Voyage STL Magazine.
Read this article about Jen in the Ladue News.
Check out the article that Jen had published in the Interscholastic Athletic Administration magazine.
Jen Brooks grew up without role models that looked like her. Today, she’s changing a woman’s perception in a predominantly male industry. Hear her story in the first episode of our Leaders series.
Article by Beth Glennon
Photography by Trevor Hellman
Originally published in Kirkwood Lifestyle
In the 47 year history of the Missouri Athletic Director of the Year Award only 2 women have ever won the award...Jen is the second!
Check out this article from the St. Louis Review.
On today's episode of the Dynamic Leaders Podcast, Colin is joined by Jen Brooks. Jen is a high school athletic director and the founder of the Global Community of Women in High School Sports. The Global Community develops, connects, and advances women working in high school sports, helping to advance women into positions of influence.
Listen to Jen's conversation with Coach Heather Macy as they talk about empowering women to sit at the table!
For more than 15 years, the Play Like a Champion Today Educational Series has provided formation and programming for athletes, coaches, parents and administrators of youth and high school sports. Now we're bringing that knowledge to your earbuds, with weekly interviews featuring experts and personalities from the world of sports. From coaching to parenting, psychology to sports medicine, tune in to maximize your game and learn how to Play Like a Champion on the field and in life. Our latest guest on The Play Like a Champion Show is a great one. Jen Brooks has been at Ursuline Academy
for 27 years & is paving the way for a new generation as founder of The Global Community of Women in High School Sports. She's a tremendous leader with fantastic advice for long-time & aspiring ADs.
Dave Briglio says
"Are you a high school #coach or #athleticdirector who finds herself the only woman in the room? Well, you're not alone. This week I talk with Jen Brooks CMAA who, after years of trying to find a space to connect with other females in high school sports, decided that space was only going to exist if she created it. Thus the The Global Community of Women in High School Sports was born! But it's a community for EVERYONE, with plenty of men in their membership, as you'll hear in tonight's episode".
This AD Insider LIVE | Thursday 30, presented by the NIKE Coach of the Year Virtual Summit, was a 30-minute sit down with Jen Brooks, CMAA, Athletic Director for Ursuline Academy in Missouri. In this conversation, we discussed:
Did you miss the BreakThrough Summit? No worries you can catch Jen and the rest of the Summit online ! Thanks Hudl and WeCOACH for sponsoring this incredible event!!
Jen chats with Greg and McKenna Reitz from The Challenge Coaching Podcast.
Enjoyed my conversation with Jake von Scherrer about being a female Athletic Director and the impact of The Global Community of Women in High School Sports. Check out episode 17 of the Educational Ad podcast.
Fun fact: I wore #17 on my high school soccer and softball teams!
Listen as Jen sits at the table with the Off Duty ADs about life as a female Athletic Director.
Conversation with the CNAA Podcast about working as a female in a male dominated industry.
Conversation with the Anna Tuuri on her podcast "Keep the Game Beautiful".
Anna is a current high school student and she is someone to be on the lookout for in the future!
Jen wrote this article for Coach & AD magazine about women working in sports.
A one-on-one in-depth series sharing the stories of women in sports, shedding light on issues and challenges that women in sports face, and how to navigate those to be successful in this industry.
Thanks Hudl for the opportunity to speak at your #WELISTEN week!!