May 2 Installment Of Annual Breakfast Celebrated Hard Working Professionals in Sports and Entertainment
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Las Vegas (May 20) – Mayweather Promotions kicked-off the Saturday, May 2 Mayweather vs. Pacquiao festivities with the Titans of the Trade breakfast entitled “Breakfast of Champions,” in celebration of the hard working professionals in sports and entertainment. This year, the Titans of the Trade Committee honored three formidable women who have forged their own paths to success in the sports industry – renowned sportscaster Lesley Visser, former world champion Mia St. John and New York State Athletic Commission Chairwoman Melvina Lathan.
“I accept this award on behalf of anyone who has faced the odds and over came them,” said Visser. “Mandela once said, ‘Sport has the power to change the world,’ and I agree because this honor I’ve received today is an example of how sport has changed the world.”
In addition to the honorees, there was a full program of speakers and other activities. Guest speakers included boxing legend and Hall of Famer Lucia Rijker and Andrea Haynes and Dr. Rena Menard of the United States National Committee for United Nations Women (Houston Chapter).
Haynes and Menard spoke specifically about HeForShe, a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.
“Why I’m passionate about the HeForShe campaign is because it is important that we get the men involved to support us,” said Haynes. “UN Women and He for She is dear because what it’s saying is that we all recognize that for us to be better and do better, we have to support our women.”
Titans of the Trade has created a platform for the revered honorees, noteworthy speakers and worthy causes to be front and center on the biggest days of the boxing calendar and will continue to do so moving forward.
“What started as a women-only event with 25 attendees has grown to a Floyd Mayweather fight day tradition with over 100 women and men from across the sports industry and it has been a pleasure to see the event thrive,” said Nicole Craig, Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Mayweather Promotions. “This year we honored three incredible women and welcomed new guests that got the opportunity to network and form lasting relationships.”
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