We're just three days away from the Empowering Girls for Life convention to be held August 10-12 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

The Empowering Girls for Life convention includes the following list of great speakers on Saturday and Sunday preceded by an NCSA-sponsored testing workout Friday evening.


“The purpose of the show is to reach out to young women and girls and to get the message out on motivating and empowering young girls to be the best that they can be,” said show creator Bill Conroy.

Jennie Finch

Conroy knows a bit about empowering young ladies. Twenty years ago he started the Beverly Bandits, a nationally recognized elite fast pitch softball team that has won numerous national championships and has sent more than 400 young women to Division 1 college scholarships.

The show will provide a venue in particular for girls from 7 to 17 to meet and interact with high profile women with proven track records of success in their respective fields.

Empowering Girls for Life will also help girls and their parents get a head start on important pre-college necessities such as ACT/SAT testing, financial aid opportunities and the college selection process.


Click on the link for the EmpowerGirls.life website and go to the Tickets tab link to sign up for $35 for General Admission and--if you want to add a VIP Pass of $35 to each ticket--you will be able to meet the speakers, get their autographs on a poster.

The first 1,500 who sign-up will receive a special SWAG bag valued at $70 including coupons, vouchers, tickets, and more but if you purchase a ticket and use the Extra Inning Softball Promo Code of EIS you will be guaranteed to receive a SWAG bag and an Empowering Girls for Life t-shirt.


Extra Inning Softball will be live streaming several of the panels; that schedule will be released Thursday.

However, ALL speakers will be recorded and their comments made available here on ExtraInningSoftball.com within the next 1-2 weeks!


Key Softball Speakers At The Convention:
  • Jennie Finch - Olympic Gold Medalist, All-American Champion, National Player of the Year, 2001 undefeated season (including 51 consecutive victories) at the University of Arizona and former Chicago Bandit.
  • Stacey Nuveman - former four-time NCAA Division I softball All-American, three-time Olympic medalist and Head Coach of the Chicago Bandits.
  • Patty Gasso - Head Softball Coach at the University of Oklahoma and four-time NCAA Champion.
  • Carol Hutchins – current Head Softball Coach at Michigan, two-time NFCA Coach of the Year and all-time winningest coach in NCAA Div. I history.
  • Kate Drohan – current Head Softball Coach at Northwestern.
  • Jenna Lilley – Oregon All-American and member of USA Softball National Team.
  • Jen Tyrrell – head coach of the Beverly Bandits 16U club team and PGF Nationals championship coach.
  • Jami Lobries, Ph. D – Vice President of USSSA Fastpitch.
  • Alexis Holloway – current Notre Dame pitcher, winner of the PGF 18U National Championship game last summer, 2017 National Player of the Year.
  • Alexis Mack – current Oregon standout player, 2017 Pac-12 batting champion.
Other Outstanding and Accomplished Speakers:
  • Victoria Arlen – Paralympian Gold Medal Swimmer, ESPN sportscaster and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars contestant.
  • Laurie Hernandez – USA Gymnastic Gold Medalist and winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
  • Christa Dietzen – Captain of US Women’s National Indoor Volleyball Team, two-time Olympic Medalist, World Championship Gold Medalist and two-time NCAA National Volleyball champion at Penn State.
  • Christie Pearce Rampone – Professional soccer defender for Sky Blue FC, three-time Gold Medalist with USA Olympic Soccer Team and two-time World Cup Champion.
  • Jessica Tenuta – 24-year-old Co-founder/CPO of Packback and Shark Tank winner.
  • Kaeya Majmundar – 22-year-old creator of Ziptank & BZBox and Shark Tank winner.
  • Kathrine Switzer – First woman to run in the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry in 1967. Won the Women’s New York City Marathon in 1974, named Female Runner of the Decade, Billie Award winner and Emmy award winner as a TV commentator and journalist.
  • Kendall Coyne – Led the 2018 gold medal Olympic Hockey team as co-leader in points scored. Helped Carl Sandburg win a 2010 Illinois High School Softball State Championship.
  • Lawyer Milloy – Former 2001 Super Bowl Champion with New England Patriots, 1st team All-Pro, four-time Pro Bowler, Jim Thorpe Award winner, and two-time MLB draftee.
  • Tracey Fuchs – Northwestern Field Hockey Head Coach, two-time field hockey athlete of the year, and member of two Olympic and four World Cup teams.
  • Whitney Reynolds – Host of the Whitney Reynolds Show.

For a complete schedule of speakers, locations, exhibitors and more information, go to: www.empoweringgirls.life