Sixth Annual “Women Changing the Game Presented by FPL”
Kicked Off Countdown to 10th RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl Game
West Palm Beach, Fla. (October 5, 2023) – Since women everywhere are making an impact in sports, business, and community, the sixth annual RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl’s WomenChanging the Game Presented by FPL inspired, supported, and celebrated the power of women mentorship. Held at the Hilton West Palm Beach, the evening drew a cross-section of 175 women leaders and their mentees in a variety of industries for a night filled with women-empowering insights, great networking, food and drink, pop-up shops, gifting and more.
A traditional high point of the annual event is its panel discussion by successful executive women sharing their career experiences and advice. This year, the protege-cultivating panel discussion wasmoderated by Keli Ferguson, the Emmy Award-winning Sports and Anchor for ESPN 106.3 on WPTV and FOX 29.
Pictured above from left to right: Stephanie Prince (VP, Market Manager), Keli Ferguson (ESPN 106.3 on WPTV NewsChannel 5 & Fox 29), Angela Adams Suggs (CEO Florida Sports Foundation), Amanda Gifford (ESPN Vice President, Production), Amber Wilson (Radio Host)
Featured ESPN and Florida executive panelists who shared their mentor/mentee experiences were:
Angela Adams Suggs, president and chief executive officer of the Florida Sports Foundation, is a highly accomplished professional in the sports industry with decades of experience in thefield. She leads the organization’s efforts to advocate for Florida’s sports industry that generates over $70 billion in economic impact annually; assists communities with securing, hosting, and retaining sporting events and sports-related business through the Foundation’s grant programs; provides participation opportunities in the SunshineState Games and Florida Senior Games; and assists national and state governing bodies to promote amateur sport development.
Amanda Gifford, vice president of production for ESPN, who oversees the company’s industry-leading college football event productions, as well as the XFL. A 19-year ESPN veteran, Gifford has continuously expanded her role over two decades, contributing to a variety of areas, including ESPN Audio, SportsCenter and other studio and digital shows, the ESPN Talent Office, and, most recently, event productions.
Amber Wilson, host of ESPN Radio’s national, weekday show Joe & Amber, alongside Joe Fortenbaugh. She regularly appears across ESPN’s platforms and studio show coverage. Outside of ESPN, Wilson is a trial attorney practicing business and family law, licensed in both Florida and Georgia. Prior to ESPN, Wilson was the co-host of the Zaslow, Roms and AmberMorning Show on 790 The Ticket in Miami, the highest-rated morning show for four years.
“Women Changing the Game’ has become a highlight on our annual Bowl calendar, each yeargrowing in popularity, engagement and stature,” shared RoofClaim Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley. “This football season we focused on women empowerment through mentorship, and our panel’s experiences and expertise highly resonated with those in attendance.”
Sponsors for Women Changing the Game included Presenting Sponsor FPL (pictured above), Hilton West Palm Beach, Trustbridge, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Deep Eddy Vodka and the Gardens Mall.Guests enjoyed pop-up shops from Palm Harbor Boutique and a variety of shops from the Gardens Mall, including Aveda and This Place Blows; as well as VIP Gifting Bags and a chance to win a $500 gift certificate for shopping at the Gardens Mall. Adding to the fun, Nothing Bundt Cakes gifted of a chance to win “bags of Bundt” cake yum and gift certificate books.