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Workplace gender inequality primarily affects women but it’s not an issue that women will solve alone.  Join NESN President and CEO Sean McGrail and Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales & Marketing for Disney & ESPN Media Networks and WICT National Board Member Justin Connolly for an open and honest conversation around collaborative advocacy for gender equality in the workplace and why it will benefit women and their male allies. Together we can level the playing field and go further faster!


Tamara Bowens

Vice President, Field Marketing, Spectrum Enterprise

Tamara Bowens

Tamara S. Bowens serves as Vice President- Field Marketing for pectrum Enterprise. In this role, Ms. Bowens is responsible for lead generation, campaign execution, sales incentives, national & local sponsorships and events.  She also has marketing responsibility for NaviSite U.S.  & NaviSite UK, including direct & indirect channel marketing, lead generation and sales incentives.


Sean McGrail

President & CEO, NESN

Sean McGrail

Sean McGrail has served as President and CEO of NESN (New England Sports Network) since May of 2000.  Under McGrail’s leadership, NESN has been transformed into one of the most popular media services in New England, growing from a premium service with 400,000 subscribers to a standard service with over 4.2 million homes. The network is also distributed to over 5 million homes in over 85 DMAs outside New England as NESN National and is available everywhere with DirecTV and Dish Network. NESN also boasts a digital group that oversees NESN.com, the most visited RSN website in the country, and develops distinctive mobile apps and other product extensions.

Justin Connolly

Executive VP Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks

Justin Connolly

Justin Connolly – executive vice president, affiliate sales and marketing for Disney and ESPN Media Networks – oversees all aspects of domestic distribution, affiliate marketing and affiliate-related business operations for Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Bases Loaded, Freeform, Longhorn Network, SEC Network, and related WATCH authenticated products, HDTC, video-on-demand, and interactive televisino as well as retransmission consent agreements for The Walt Disney Company’s eight-owned ABC stations. Based in Bristol and New York, Connolly reports to John Skipper (president, ESPN and co-chairman, Disney Media Networks) and Ben Sherwood (presdient, Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chairman, Disney Media Networks).



8:45am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:30am Full breakfast buffet
9:30am – 10:30am A Conversation with Sean McGrail & Justin Connolly, Moderated by Tamara Bowens


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March 24, 2017
8:45 am - 10:30 am
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