Podcast: Jillian Green, Philly Girls in Motion

Jillian Green, Executive Director
Philly Girls in Motion

Listen to this week’s Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Jillian Green, Executive Director of Philly Girls in Motion, joins our host Roy Kessel. Jillian shares her passion for helping young girls in the Philadelphia community expand their opportunities for participating in sports and developing leadership skills. Jillian shares her insight into the program’s development and the plans for great depth and expansion over the next five years.

Jillian Green joins our host Roy Kessel on the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:20 Background and genesis of her passion
  • 02:45 Differences between NYC and Philly
  • 05:40 History of Philly Girls in Motion
  • 10:15 Biggest challenges
  • 12:15 Support from Philly community
  • 14:00 Monitoring the progress
  • 15:00 Socio-Emotional learning process
  • 17:00 Typical week in the program
  • 20:00 Ground rules and group norms
  • 21:30 Girls returning to coach
  • 22:45 Going deeper in their programs
  • 25:45 Plans for the next 3-5 years
  • 27:00 Protecting kids from abuse
  • 30:30 Importance of exercise and participation
  • 38:00 Jillian as President of the NCAA and Commissioner of the NBA
Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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