Noted sports attorney Everett Glenn, the recipient of the 2013 Trailblazer Award in recognition of his long and distinguished career in sports, spoke to a group of over 100 students of the Cosmetology Program on Tuesday, February 26, 2014. The event was sponsored by the Cosmetology Program through Program Coordinator, Kim Jackson, as part of Skyline College’s series of events celebrating African-American Heritage Month.
Attorney Glenn has represented over 30 NBA and NFL performers over the years, including 13 players selected in the first round of draft picks, several All-Pro performers and 3 inductees into the NFL Hall of Fame. He retired from actively representing individual players to lead the National Sports Authority, a non-profit organization to help college athletes. Attorney Glenn now helps the students, whose athletic capability fuels the college and professional capital-generating pipeline, become true beneficiaries of the financial harvest their talent has helped to create. The National Sports Authority is also helping diverse businesses, organizations and professionals gain comparable visibility and access to the sports industry’s spending on goods and services.
During his “Conversation on Entrepreneurship,” Attorney Glenn shared his own entrepreneurial experiences and successes. He encouraged students to develop and nurture their entrepreneurial interests and skills in preparation for life after Skyline College. In response to corporate consolidation and down-sizing generally, Attorney Glenn advised the students to look beyond trying to just “get a job” to developing entrepreneurial approaches/ventures around making the goods, products and services associated with the beauty industry better, more efficient, cheaper, more environmentally friendly, etc. as ways to move their entrepreneurial dreams forward in their area of study. Appropriately, several campus resources like SparkPointalready in place at Skyline to help students develop the skills and traits required to be not only cosmetologists and estheticians, but also successful entrepreneurs.
Article by Lynsey Hemstreet