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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.

 

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our mission

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.

The Winning Edge has expanded my network, leading to many opportunities with the X Games to running different NCAA tournament with bd Global. I am so grateful for Corinne and Maria!
— Vanessa Taylor, 2015 Game Changer
 

empowering the next generation of leaders in sports + entertainment

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I met some people which led me to an internship in athletics at TCU which I was in until this past December, and long story short, I’m now a full-time employee in student development services which is under student affairs. The experience was definitely a catapult into my professional career.
— Reggie Jennings, 2018 Game Changer
 
 


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WE ARE A 501(C)(3) NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION.  ALL DONATIONS SUPPORT OUR MISSION OF PROVIDING RESOURCES and opportunities TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS IN SPORTS BUSINESS.