Olympian Summer Sanders to participate in Keynote CME Group Tour Championship Women’s Leadership Day presented by Versant Health

Napoli’s first women’s leadership event returns on November 19

Published: October 22, 2021 at 9:05 a.m. CDT

NAPLES, Florida., October 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The CME Group Tour Championship and Versant Health are pleased to announce Olympian Summer Sanders as the keynote speaker for the CME Group Tour Championship Women’s Leadership Day, presented by Versant Health. Women’s Leadership Day will take place on Friday, November 19, 2021as the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship returns to Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, 18 – 21 November 2021. The CME Group Tour Championship Women’s Leadership Day represents an opportunity for current and emerging women leaders to connect, network and learn from each other while discussing leadership development and women’s empowerment.

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Summer sanders became the most decorated American swimmer at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelonawinning four medals – two gold, one silver and one bronze. After retiring from swimming, Sanders pursued a career in television, appearing on several programs as a correspondent and host. Sanders is also a health and fitness advocate, producing articles, tips and workouts for various outlets; she is an active Right to Play ambassador and is currently filming new projects with her production company, Black Line Media. A melanoma survivor, she also volunteers as a spokesperson for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation’s “Block The Blaze” campaign. Currently, Sanders can be seen on CBS Sports Network’s all-female sports panel show, “We Need to Talk.” For more information, visit www.summersanders.co.

In addition to the summer keynote, guests will be treated to an inspirational panel discussion with female business leaders, followed by lunch and a networking happy hour.

New for 2021 is presentation sponsorship from Versant Health as part of their “See Everything Be Anything” campaign. “We are thrilled to sponsor the second annual Women’s Leadership Day and give women leaders across the country the opportunity to engage and learn from each other,” said President and CEO of Versant Health. Jacques Reid.

“We are thrilled to bring our Women’s Leadership Day back to the CME Group Tour Championship. Thanks to our great partner Versant Health, attendees will have an elevated experience this year as we come together to celebrate powerful women in local markets and This is a great opportunity for us to have Summer sanders here to tell her inspiring story as an Olympian, businesswoman, mother and wife,” said Tournament Director, Matt Hoover.

Women’s Leadership Day presented by Versant Health is currently offering table sponsorships to local businesses and will offer table seats to individuals online at October 25, 2021.

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About Versant Santé—Proud Presenting Sponsor of the CME Group Tour Championship Women’s Leadership Day

Versant Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies, serving more than 38 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Providing vision and eye health solutions ranging from routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has unique visibility and scale across the entire eye health value chain. As a result, members enjoy a seamless experience with access to one of the broadest vendor networks in the industry and an exclusive executive collection. Commercial groups, individuals, third parties, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are some of our valued customers.

For more information, visit https://versanthealth.com/versanthealth.com.

About the LPGA

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional women’s golf organization, whose goal is to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.

Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and turbulent history. The LPGA Tour takes place around the world, reaching viewers in more than 220 countries. The Symetra Tour, the official qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also has a joint venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers from Europe. Across all three Tours, the LPGA represents players from more than 60 countries.

Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has been empowering and supporting girls and women since 1991, including through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which reaches nearly 100,000 girls each year. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA professionals are educators, business leaders and game changers dedicated to growing the game golf for all.

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