SYWACIA Virtual Academy 2021
July 8-11, 2021
Join the Sports Leadership Intensive Virtual Workshop for Aspiring Professionals. For 3 full days, you will be able to explore career paths, mentorship match, leadership development, and create a network of peers and professional women in sports.
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Girl Scouts of Louisiana East Presents So You Want a Career in Athletics Featuring Athletic Powerhouses Portia Hoeg & Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes
June 10, 2020
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – So You Want a Career in Athletics (SYWACIA), in partnership with Girl Scouts Louisiana East, will host “Getting in Formation for Success for Teens”—an interactive, live webinar that will introduce girls to careers in athletics, women leaders in sports and résumé building on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM CST.
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes hosts So You Want A Career in Athletics™ with Pelicans staff
So You Want A Career in Athletics™ (SYWACIA) presented by Cherry
October 11, 2019
So You Want A Career in Athletics™ (SYWACIA) presented by Cherry will empower young girls and women from Kansas City and the surrounding areas who aspire for careers in sports. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the University of Missouri Kansas City Student Union 5100 Kansas Street, Kansas City, Mo. The event, open to girls ages 13-18, is being held in conjunction with International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11.
Dillard athletic director Kiki Baker Barnes is blazing a trail she wants others to follow.
June 11, 2019
Most athletic directors at the collegiate level are white men. Barnes, an African American woman, has been leading Dillard University’s athletic department since 2006. Among all ADs in the state of Louisiana, she’s the only woman.
Women in Sports Day Mentors High School Students
New Orleans, LA – In the male dominated world of sports, female athletes and professionals say it’s important to support young girls and women to change current stigmas for future generations. To support this goal in sports education, Dillard University hosted their second annual National Girl and Women in Sports Day in their student union building on Feb. 9, 2019.
Women's History Month 2018
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December 20, 2018
New Orleans, LA – Ever wanted to work in sports? Come and learn about the different career opportunities in sports. The first half of the day will feature two interactive workshops and a question/answer session with sports industry professionals. During the 2nd half of the day, participants will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes with Louisiana's only female college athletic director, Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, to get a close-up view of game day responsibilities for a college athletic director. Participants will attend the women's basketball game and be acknowledged at half-time. Click here for more information
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