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Talent and luck play a big part on your road to success, but what role do grit and perseverance play? In 30 minutes, Jen Welter, the first woman to coach in the NFL (for the Arizona Cardinals), will provide specifics about how she succeeded through force of will and determination and reveal the wisdom she gained over countless setbacks and challenges. With wit and candor, Welter, who has a Ph.D. in psychology, will share her hard-earned advice for cultivating true perseverance and toughness.
DR. JEN WELTER became the first female to coach in the NFL when she joined the Arizona Cardinals as a linebackers coach in the summer of 2015. She is also the first woman to play running back in a men’s professional football league, and the first to coach men’s professional football, helping lead the Texas Revolution through the most successful season in franchise history. In women’s professional football, Welter won four National Championships and two gold medals as a member of Team USA in the 2010 and 2013 International Federation of American Football’s (IFAF) Women’s World Championship. Welter has been recognized at the United Nations as Sports Pioneer of the Year, and ESPNW named her one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Sports in 2015. Welter earned a doctorate degree in psychology, an MS in sport psychology, and a BS from Boston College. She has been a guest on the NFL Network, ESPN, NBC, ABC, FOX and many other outlets. Welter runs football training camps for women and girls in association with the NFL alumni network, and makes presentations to organizations and conferences including Intel, MGM, S.H.E. Summit, and many others.