Jen Welter to be featured speaker at 2017 Women's Leadership Conference

Jun 15, 2017 9:48 AM

The MGM Resorts Foundation has announced that Jen Welter, the first female coach in the National Football League, will be a featured speaker at its 2017 Women's Leadership Conference entitled "Women Inspiring Women." 

This is the 11th year for the non-profit event which will be held at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV Aug. 7 and 8.

Welter, hired by the Arizona Cardinals in 2015, became the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL. Welter holds a Ph.D. in psychology and master's degree in sport psychology and has written a book called, "Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless from the first Woman to Coach in the NFL." The book details her experiences as a professional coach.