Donna Orender, CEO of Orender Unlimited is a recognized business leader, trailblazer, game changer and executive. Throughout her career, she has navigated unchartered waters, forged new and innovative paths and solutions to create growth and innovation, while building teams and belief systems around success. Donna utilizes her expansive experience in guiding both established and new companies to create positive and inclusive cultures and leverage successful growth and brand strategies across a myriad of industries. Donna served 6 years as the President of the WNBA and spent 17 years working on the PGA Tour, leading the negotiating team that changed how the PGA golf tour was packaged and sold for television. She was responsible for developing strategic direction across all business lines including direct oversight of brand management, advertising, and digital strategy. Through storytelling and experiences gained from years as an innovative executive in the highly visible and charged world of sports, Donna taps into the desire in all of us to make a difference in our worlds.
Difference Maker: Who? Me??
Through storytelling and experiences gained from years as an innovative executive in the highly visible and charged world of sports, Donna taps into the desire in all of us to make a difference in our worlds. She will connect you to your personal opportunities as well as professional opportunities to make you aware of just how impactful one person can be. Breaking through barriers in struggling organizations, through the understanding of what the opportunities can be and the barriers that often we are a party to, which inhibit our ability to realize our goals.
The Power of the Ball
Sports is an international language, one of a very few that speaks all languages and communicates across all borders. The power of sports crosses gender, racial, and ethnic boundaries and in the process opens doors, builds businesses and is a corner stone of a healthier planet. As an elite athlete, professional athlete, senior sports executive, commissioner and a mom of athletes, Donna speaks of her global experiences and her unique view from that of a female athlete, as to how the power of the ball changes lives and just how we can be better advocates for full representation in the magical elixir of sports.
Connecting to Grow (or call this Passion and Purpose)
Connection is very personal, as it is about knowing and understanding ourselves, so that we can create the connections that enable a successful career and life. Where is the essential starting point in our own selves that drives understanding of our personal passion and purpose? Once we acknowledge that, how do we move to a place that allows us to connect and grow in a way that fulfills our vision of a successful work environment, company and corporate culture?
The Game of Life: A Perspective on Leadership, Change, Diversity and Inspiration
A talk that inspires women to drive change in their lives and organizations by using what makes them unique and different. It includes a message of support and encouragement that helps women understand their unique qualities, the importance to standing up for them, as well as the barriers that discourage them from doing so. The enormous power of women proactively affecting change and owning their own abilities to do so is a vital message in today’s changing world and marketplace.