Celebrating 50 years of Title IX: Women in Athletics and Education

Featured Speakers

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller

Naismith Hall of Fame, 2-time NCAA National Champion and MVP, Olympic Gold medalist, First female analyst in the NBA. Coach and General Manager of the Phoenix Mercury.

Nikki Blue

Anitra Necole “Nikki” Blue

is a Bakersfield native and an American professional basketball assistant coach for the Phoenix Mercury. She has been an assistant coach at UNLV, CSUB, Grand Canyon, and ASU until recently joining the Phoenix Mercury.

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

is a professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine and the director of the Humanities Center. Along with Gwendolyn Mink she authored Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress, 2022.

Gwendolyn Mink

Gwendolyn Mink

Chair of the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for Low Income Women and Children, writes about U.S. poverty policy, gender issues, and American politics. She co-authored Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress, 2022, a story about her mother.

Join us


March 21st 8am-3pm



Renegade Ballroom
Bakersfield College


Registration is closed - SOLD OUT
For more information, contact
Tarina Perry
(661) 395-4300

The Book

Fierce and Fearless book cover

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Gwendolyn Mink's book will be available for purchase at the event.


Time Event
8:00 am Coffee & Fellowship
8:20 am Welcome
Chancellor Sonya Christian, Sandi Taylor, Paula Dahl
9:00 am The Power of Sports: Anitra Necole "Nikki" Blue
Casey Goodman (Moderator)
9:50 am Panel Discussion: Women Athletic Directors - Leadership Across the State
Kanoe Bandy, Jeanne Calamar, Kim Ensing, Sandi Taylor (moderator)
10:30 am Break
10:40 am Raise the Bar for Women in Sports: Cheryl D. Miller
Jordyn Toler (moderator)
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Up & Coming Professionals
Megan Langenfeld, Terryn Soelberg, Paula Dahl (moderator)
12:50 pm Panel Discussion: The Foundation of Title IX
Judy Wu, Gwendolyn Mink, Olivia Garcia (moderator)
1:30 pm Break
1:40 pm Panel Discussion: Men Coaching Women Athletes
Carl Ferreira, Greg McCall, Paula Dahl (moderator)
2:30 pm Closing