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61. Off the Beaten Path with LaChica Sports & Entertainment Group's Founder & CEO, Angela LaChica Game of Her Own

    • Sports

Are you comfortable with speaking truth to power? 

Angela LaChica, CEO and Founder of LaChica Sports & Entertainment Group, certainly has mastered speaking truth to power! One example, she  achieved national recognition in 2016 as one of the lead negotiators behind the scenes for the NFL’s $89 million multi-year commitment to social justice initiatives. 
Listen in as we talk about:  
-What she said to a team owner’s daughter that landed her first job in sports 
-Not being afraid to speak truth to power 
-Why she didn’t care when she failed 
-The D&I work being done at the league level 
-The reality of working in a male-dominated space 
 
Links:
LaChica Sports & Entertainment Group: http://lachicasports.com/
What is the Rooney Rule?: https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/12/31/rooney-rule-explained-nfl-diversity-policy
 
Connect with Angela: 
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-lachica-b787ab8b/
Email: angela@lcsegroup.com 
Angela LaChica is a 25-year veteran of the sports industry having consulted to major sports properties, top professional athletes, and leading nonprofit organizations. Her clients have included the NFL, NBA, MLB, ESPN, NIKE, Adidas, NCAA, Players Coalition, Unstoppable Foundation, LeBron James Kings Academy, Los Angeles Chargers, Anquan Boldin, Kawhi Leonard and more.
Angela’s wide-ranging expertise includes social justice advocacy and training; development and execution of strategic national marketing and media campaigns; and special event planning and management. Her social impact projects often leverage her expertise across all of these platforms.
Angela achieved national recognition in 2016 as one of the lead negotiators behind the scenes for the NFL’s $89 million multi-year commitment to social justice initiatives. She now provides ongoing guidance to the NFL’s top management and partners on the strategic implementation of those initiatives.
In addition to leading LaChica Sports & Entertainment Group, Angela serves as the Managing Director for the Players Coalition, a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organization of professional athletes working to impact social justice and racial equality.
Angela is a frequent speaker and lecturer. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Sport Management Graduate Program at CSU Long Beach teaching classes on Advanced Sport Media & Marketing and the Business of Sport, respectively.
Angela was recognized as the 2020 Women to Watch by the California Women’s Leadership Association. Additional public recognition includes Women Who Mean Business Award, San Diego Magazines’ People to Watch Nominee and Outstanding Emerging Professional Award.
Angela serves on the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation Board of Directors and advisory member of the Rose Bowl Institute of Race & Sports.
 
Connect with Jahaan: 
Learn more about working with Jahaan and see if it’s the right fit for you: https://JahaanBlakeAppointmentScheduling.as.me/LetsTalk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahaanblake/
Email: jblake@jahaanblake.com
Website: https://jahaanblake.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahaanblake/

Are you comfortable with speaking truth to power? 

Angela LaChica, CEO and Founder of LaChica Sports & Entertainment Group, certainly has mastered speaking truth to power! One example, she  achieved national recognition in 2016 as one of the lead negotiators behind the scenes for the NFL’s $89 million multi-year commitment to social justice initiatives. 
Listen in as we talk about:  
-What she said to a team owner’s daughter that landed her first job in sports 
-Not being afraid to speak truth to power 
-Why she didn’t care when she failed 
-The D&I work being done at the league level 
-The reality of working in a male-dominated space 
 
Links:
LaChica Sports & Entertainment Group: http://lachicasports.com/
What is the Rooney Rule?: https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/12/31/rooney-rule-explained-nfl-diversity-policy
 
Connect with Angela: 
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-lachica-b787ab8b/
Email: angela@lcsegroup.com 
Angela LaChica is a 25-year veteran of the sports industry having consulted to major sports properties, top professional athletes, and leading nonprofit organizations. Her clients have included the NFL, NBA, MLB, ESPN, NIKE, Adidas, NCAA, Players Coalition, Unstoppable Foundation, LeBron James Kings Academy, Los Angeles Chargers, Anquan Boldin, Kawhi Leonard and more.
Angela’s wide-ranging expertise includes social justice advocacy and training; development and execution of strategic national marketing and media campaigns; and special event planning and management. Her social impact projects often leverage her expertise across all of these platforms.
Angela achieved national recognition in 2016 as one of the lead negotiators behind the scenes for the NFL’s $89 million multi-year commitment to social justice initiatives. She now provides ongoing guidance to the NFL’s top management and partners on the strategic implementation of those initiatives.
In addition to leading LaChica Sports & Entertainment Group, Angela serves as the Managing Director for the Players Coalition, a 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organization of professional athletes working to impact social justice and racial equality.
Angela is a frequent speaker and lecturer. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Sport Management Graduate Program at CSU Long Beach teaching classes on Advanced Sport Media & Marketing and the Business of Sport, respectively.
Angela was recognized as the 2020 Women to Watch by the California Women’s Leadership Association. Additional public recognition includes Women Who Mean Business Award, San Diego Magazines’ People to Watch Nominee and Outstanding Emerging Professional Award.
Angela serves on the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation Board of Directors and advisory member of the Rose Bowl Institute of Race & Sports.
 
Connect with Jahaan: 
Learn more about working with Jahaan and see if it’s the right fit for you: https://JahaanBlakeAppointmentScheduling.as.me/LetsTalk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahaanblake/
Email: jblake@jahaanblake.com
Website: https://jahaanblake.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahaanblake/

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