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Women's Leadership Forum 2017 Speakers

Wade Davis

Feminist, Former NFL Player, Inclusion Consultant, Public Speaker and Writer

Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. While in the NFL, Davis played for the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks, as well as for two different teams within the NFL Europe league.

In 2012, Davis “invited in” the rest of the world in an interview owning is his sexuality as a gay man. Davis is now the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant where he leads training sessions and national engagement initiatives, including the Hi-Five project, working to further create affirming space in sports for LGBT athletes.

Davis is dedicated to using his platforms and social currency to highlight issues affecting those most marginalized including an intentional and specific focus on issues that directly impact women and girls.