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Meet the 2023 PYSC Summit Speakers

The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative is excited to announce the following lineup of guest speakers for our upcoming summit. These women will inspire with their incredible achievements and offer a unique look at the changing landscape of sports. Whether attendees are aspiring athletes or industry professionals looking to drive positive change in sports, the PYSC Summit: Women in Sports is the perfect opportunity to hear from the very best in the female sports world.

Natasha Cloud is a professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. In 2019, she was awarded the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for involvement in youth programs. Cloud is known for opting out of the WNBA season and joining the frontlines to fight social reform. She has been a vocal advocate for racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and women’s equality.

Follow Natasha on Social Media:

Instagram: @t__cloud9

Twitter: @T_Cloud4

Julie Hirshey is the Vice President of Community Relations for the Philadelphia Eagles where she works to execute the team’s mission to serve as proud partners of the Philadelphia community. In this role she leads the team’s efforts to support generations of Eagles fans and works to partner with non-profits throughout the region. Hirshey was instrumental in the creation of the team’s EndPhillyGunViolence campaign and the team’s efforts to ensure equal access for girls to play sports. Her department also leads public facing corporate social responsibility initiatives including Crucial Catch and the Eagles Care initiative, which focuses on non-profit capacity building. Hirshey also serves as an Officer and Vice President of Eagles Charitable Foundation (ECF), one of the team’s public charities that is dedicated to providing free, comprehensive vision care to underserved children.

Follow Julie on Social Media:

LinkedIn: @Julie Hirshey

Nassib is the Co-Founder of Sow Good Now, a charity that builds relationships in diverse communities and inspires athletes to connect with their passion. Nassib is a former Villanova Wildcat Volleyball player and mother of the first openly gay NFL player, Carl Nassib.

Follow Mary on Social Media:

LinkedIn: @Mary Fischer-Nassib, CAP ®


Beth Mowins is a veteran and pioneering play-by-play broadcaster who has called a variety of sports for ESPN. Her primary assignments are men’s and women’s college sports; in 2017 she became the first woman in 30 years to call a National Football League game. Mowins called the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game as part of ESPN’s season-opening Monday Night Football doubleheader in September 2017 with Rex Ryan. In doing so, she became the first female broadcaster to call a nationally televised game and the first female broadcaster to call an NFL game since Gayle Sierens worked a regional telecast 30 years earlier for NBC in 1987.

Follow Beth on Social Media:

Twitter: @bethmowins

Richardson is the the head coach of Temple University’s women’s basketball team. She has coached collegiately for the past 12 years, and in 2019, Richardson made history and led her former team, Towson to their first NCAA tournament appearance.

Follow Diane on Social Media:

LinkedIn: @Diane Richardson

Beth Devine is the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative’s first Executive Director, upon the organizations launch in 2016. Devine has paved the way Philadelphia uses sports to engage and connect with its youth. Beth holds an MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University and is a lifelong athlete and youth coach which fuels her mission to ensure all kids get the opportunity to experience the power of sport in their lives.

Follow Beth on Social Media:

LinkedIn: @Bethanne Devine

Stay Tuned for More Speaker Announcements!