#15 Wendy Lawrence; making sense of GWU, Brown & Stanford dropping Varsity Squash.

For a quick background on our guest in this episode, here’s an overview.

We connect with Wendy Lawrence, who recently retired as the Division 1, Head Men’s & Women’s Squash Coach of George Washington University.


While Wendy is originally from New York City, she has made Washington, DC her home for over 40 years and her efforts have helped put DC on the Squash Map.





Wendy distinguished herself amongst her peers with several leadership & sportsmanship awards but also developed the GWU Team as one of the college’s most successful Programs from a rankings perspective.

One of the main impetus behind connecting with Wendy, was getting her thoughts on the announcement that has sent shockwaves through the Squash community with Top tier Colleges removing their squash programs from Varsity status, those schools include,  Brown, Stanford & George Washington.

Wendy has a unique perspective on these developments, as during her tenure, she was part of the Leadership Team that guided the College Squash Association through some big changes.

Off the court, Wendy is someone I’ve always personally turned to for advice or perspective and it is a pleasure to collaborate with her on any project.

We were honored to have Wendy as a guest, and we hope you enjoy our conversation.

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#9: Top of their field; where business and squash overlap. Jen Gabler & Katline Cauwels reveal their thoughts.

Through a collaborative effort Jen & Katline Teamed up to design a program targeted for young female players to achieve excellence. How you push yourself to achieve excellence on court, can have direct application off court as well!

About Jen Gabler:
Resides in the NY/CT area is the Co-Founder of The Refinery which runs accelerator programs & pitch competitions for Women Tech Entrepreneurs aimed at fueling their success.

Jen’s background has been steeped in the business world, usually applying (deploying) her skills as a CFO, Chief Financial Officer, to help grow those companies as part of the leadership. Jen attend Dartmouth for undergrad and then went onto Columbia for Business School.

Go check out http://therefineryct.com/ to learn more about all the amazing work they are doing for Women in tech.

About Katline Cauwels:
Resides in the NY/CT area and is the co-founder of M Squash Academy, which she founded with her husband. Katline is originally from Belgium, who pursed the top of the Game as Junior becoming the No. 1 Junior ranked player in Europe and cracked the Top 50 on the Professional Tour. Katline pushed herself not only on court but also earned two Masters degrees in Business and Communications respectively… while touring! Go to www.msquash.com to learn more about how to take your game to the next level!

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