New York, NY (March 19, 2021) —As the nation continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) is welcoming two new members to its Board of Trustees, each with their own impressive history. Nefertiti Greene, U.S. President of Ethicon Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, and Muffet McGraw, Hall of Fame Women’s Basketball Coach and sports broadcaster, join an elite group of cross-sector experts that help guide the Women’s Sports Foundation’s operations and mission, to unlock the possibilities in every girl and woman through the power of sport.
“We are delighted to welcome Nefertiti Greene and Coach McGraw to our Board,” said WSF CEO Deborah Antoine. “They each have such an impressive track record of breaking through glass ceilings and leading with passion, drive and determination – a great embodiment of reaching one’s potential in sport and life. We are excited to have their talent and perspective, and look forward to working together.”
Greene and McGraw are joining a Board known for its wide range of backgrounds in professional and collegiate sports. Members hail from professional sports, teams and leagues, collegiate conferences, media entities and sports broadcasting, powerhouse brands and corporate industry, and academia. This seasoned group of talent join WSF in shared passion and drive for advancing girls and women in sports, to reap the life-long benefits that come with sport participation.
To learn more about the newest members of WSF leadership, please find their bios below:
Nefertiti Greene is a healthcare leader with more than 27 years of industry experience spanning general management, commercial operations, pre-clinical and clinical research. She currently serves as U.S. President, Ethicon, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, where she leads its U.S. general surgery business with P&L responsibility overseeing both strategy and commercial execution. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, she held senior leadership positions in both pharmaceutical and consumer medical device businesses. Greene is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) – the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders – and in 2019 was recognized by NAFE (National Association of Female Executives) as P&L Leader of the Year. Greene is a life-long athlete having played collegiate lacrosse at the University of Albany, and more recently discovered her love for tennis.
Muffet McGraw, for 33 seasons, which included two national championships, patrolled the sidelines as the Karen & Kevin Keyes Family Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach. She hoisted the NCAA national championship trophy in both 2001 and 2018, becoming the sixth different women’s basketball head coach to win multiple NCAA titles. McGraw was the 13th female coach inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017, and was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. Her legendary career included an impressive 936 career wins (ranks sixth all-time among Division I coaches), including 848 at Notre Dame. McGraw led the Irish to seven NCAA title game appearances, including six in her last decade of coaching. Her nine Final Four appearances rank as the fifth most all-time. All totaled, McGraw’s teams have qualified for 26 NCAA Tournaments, earning 67 tournament wins along the way. A four-time National Coach of the Year winner and seven-time Conference Coach of the Year, McGraw won 25 total combined conference regular season and tournament championships. She is one of just five coaches in NCAA Division I history with over 930 wins, nine Final Fours and multiple NCAA championships – others are Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Duke men’s coach Mike Krzyzewski. Recently retired from coaching, McGraw joined ACC Network as a basketball analyst.
For a complete list of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Board of Trustees, please click here.
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About the Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation exists to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sport and life. We are an ally, an advocate and a catalyst. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, we strengthen and expand participation and leadership opportunities through research, advocacy, community programming and a wide variety of collaborative partnerships. The Women’s Sports Foundation has positively shaped the lives of millions of youth, high school and collegiate student-athletes, elite athletes and coaches. We’re building a future where every girl and woman can #KeepPlaying and unlock the lifelong benefits of sport participation. All girls. All women. All sports.® To learn more about the Women’s Sports Foundation, please visit www.WomensSportsFoundation.org.
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