Who we are
One night, co-founders Corinne Milien and Maria Taylor had a conversation about the lack of minorities and women in their respective fields of sports business and they wanted to do something about it.
In August 2015, they launched the first class of Winning Edge Game Changers providing 11 college students, many of them first-generation college students, with industry mentors and an influential network to gain insight and experience. Since 2015, The Winning Edge has influenced more than 100 students and young professionals.
The Winning Edge Leadership Academy develops the next generation of women and minority leaders in the sports and entertainment business by providing mentors, an influential network, financial and cognitive resources as they begin their journey. We also work with the general student-athlete population to prepare them for life after college.