June 1, 2012

Director of Athletics Diana Cutaia was a Featured Speaker for the Aspen Institute Event

WASHINGTON, DC - Wheelock College Director of Athletics Diana Cutaia was a featured speaker for the Aspen Institute event to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the landmark Title IX decision.

Cutaia was a speaker on a panel as part of a day-long symposium dedicated to commemorating Title IX and the impact it has had on women's sports, while also exploring ways to expand its reach today.  During Cutaia's panel discussion, she spoke about promoting development over competition.

Cutaia has championed the cause of expanding access to participation in sports to as many individuals as possible.  She has been the driving force behind Wheelock unique approach to collegiate athletics, which has garnered widespread attention throughout the nation.  She was the only panelist at the event, representing a college or university.

The symposium was anchored by a featured conversation with WNBA star and former three-time NCAA Division I Player of the Year Maya Moore.  The Sports & Society Program considered nine breakthrough ideas that may help address the barriers to entry for girls in underserved communities.

The Aspen Institute fosters values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.

Check out Cutaia's discussion below.