Welcome to Pollstar
and VenuesNow’s 2021 Women of Live Special. This is the first year we have aligned our two preeminent live industry platforms into one comprehensive list representing excellence and accomplishment across the entirety of the live event ecosystem. From agents, promoters and mangers to venue GMs, professional sports team executives and building architects to industry advocates, philanthropists and technological innovators, this year’s list is a microcosm of the best and brightest in our business.
Look no further for the dynamic range of honorees than 2021’s two cover subjects: Pollstar features Judi Marmel, longtime manager and co-founder of Levity Live, who has guided the careers of some of the world’s most beloved comedians, including Whitney Cummings, Sebastian Maniscalco, Bert Kreischer, Taylor Tomlinson and Loni Love. And, this year, she helped pivot to drive-In performances. VenuesNow’s cover feature, Rosalyn Durant, SVP of Walt Disney World Operations, oversees Disney Springs, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Water Parks. This year, with no template or net, she oversaw completely unchartered waters with the wildly successful NBA “Bubble” and Major League Soccer finals allowing them to finish their seasons despite more challenges than anyone should ever have to face.
These are just two of some of the nearly 50 top-tier executives honored here who exude excellence, leadership and accomplishment in helping our industry get through these challenging times and to once again prosper on the other side.
On Thursday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Pollstar
will host an expanded Women Of Live Digital Session
featuring a fireside conversation with Women of Live cover honoree Judi Marmel, co-founder and president of Levity Live, in conversation with comedian, television host, actress and author, Loni Love. This conversation will be immediately followed at 2:30 pm PT / 11:30 am PT by a power-packed Women of Live Roundtable moderated by 2020’s “Women Of Live” cover honoree Ali Harnell, President of Live Nation Women with six highly accomplished executives representing different live sectors. To view the Women of Live Fireside Chat as well as the Women of Live Roundtable, participants must register for the webinar here