Tara VanDerveer, head women’s basketball coach and The Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball, Stanford University
Noreen Farrell, Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates
Amy D. Love, VP, Brand & Communications, NetApp and Founder, REAL SPORTS magazine
Kiki Williams, Associate, Gordon & Rees, LLP and UC Berkeley basketball captain, 2005
About the speakers:
Tara VanDerveer is a 1975 graduate of Indiana University, where she was a Dean's List scholar for three years and a sociology major. While at Indiana, VanDerveer held one of the starting guard positions for three years on the women's basketball team. VanDerveer has established herself as one of the top coaches in the history of both collegiate and international women's basketball. Over the last 27 years, her philosophy and teaching methods have helped Stanford women's basketball maintain a level of success that has paved the way for both program milestones and individual achievement. VanDerveer was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. in August 2011. Arriving on The Farm in 1985-86, VanDerveer owns an amazing 709-149 (.826) record. Over the last 28 years the Cardinal has won two NCAA Championships (1990, 1992), made 10 NCAA Final Four appearances (1990-92, 1995-97, 2008-12), captured 20 Pac-10/Pac-12 Conference titles, nine Pac-10/Pac-12 Tournament crowns and made 24 trips to the NCAA Tournament. An avid piano player in her spare time, she is also a published author. Her book Shooting From The Outside chronicles the 1996 Olympic and National Team experience.
Noreen Farrell is the Executive Director at Equal Rights Advocates , a national non-profit law firm that advocates for the civil rights of women and girls through impact litigation, policy and legislative work, and community outreach and education. Noreen has litigated ground-breaking suits challenging gender discrimination in work and schools. Most recently, on the Title IX front, Noreen successfully represented women wrestlers seeking equal athletic opportunities in Mansourian v. Regents of the University of California. A lifelong athlete and benefactor of Title IX, Noreen was captain of the Yale Track and Field team.
Amy D. Love currently serves as Vice President for Brand and Communications for NetApp, a Fortune 500 company. A Harvard MBA, she has previously worked in a variety of executive roles, building marketing and sales organizations for Silicon Valley and other companies, served as the CEO of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, and founded and began publishing REAL SPORTS magazine in 1997. As a 9-year-old, she tried out for and made an all-star soccer team, only to be told that the team was reserved for boys only. Amy and her parents retained Equal Rights Advocates in the mid-70’s to pursue equal access and opportunity for all girls to play on competitive sports teams. The case was settled in 1975 in Amy’s favor and she and numerous other girls were allowed to play (case: Love vs. Steele – California Youth Soccer Association).
Keasara (Kiki) Williams played for the University of California, Berkeley Women's Basketball Team from 2000 until 2005. She earned a master's degree at UC Berkeley’s School of Education with an emphasis in Athletic Administration in 2005, and then entered UC Hastings, College of the Law, graduating in 2008. Kiki has been an associate at Gordon & Rees since 2008, working in the Drug & Medical Device, Personal Injury/Product Liability, and Construction Law groups. In her free time she assists with the varsity girls’ basketball team at Redwood High School in Larkspur, California.