Tilea Coleman

Tilea Coleman

As the youngest member of a family of girls, my father took the liberty of exposing me to as many sports and toy trucks as possible. Naturally, I became the “Michelle Jordan” of my neighborhood, beating all the boys on the blacktop. This led to me dreaming of being the first woman to play in the NBA. To add to my confidence in having a future in professional basketball, I witnessed Charlotte Smith of the UNC Tarheels become the second collegiate woman to dunk in a basketball game in 1994. Well …after two years playing on the junior varsity women’s basketball team, I realized that I did not have the gift to dunk and the All-American talent to garner an athletic scholarship, so it was on to Plan B. Since that time, I remained passionate about sports and received some great mentorship to pursue a career in writing and communication. So – voila! I landed at ESPN: career matrimony. While I’ve been here, I managed to evolve my occupation from a budding publicist to a sprouting diversity practitioner. Rest assured, I’ve also evolved my basketball game and confident I can still beat the boys in my old neighborhood.
ESPN’s young professionals share their views to better the company
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ESPN’s young professionals share their views to better the company

The workforce of today’s hyper-connected world includes a large percentage of “young professionals.” While the term can straddle many age…
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