Meet the author
Raven Jemison is an experienced sports business executive, non-profit board member and the author of More Than Representation: The Cheat Codes to Own Your Seat at the Table (Fall 2023).
A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a perennial bottom state in education, a black woman, a queer woman, and the second person in her family to graduate from college, Raven has conquered more than a few obstacles to realize her success as a minority leader in business.
Raven’s professional career spans the big four US sports leagues where she has driven revenue and strategic business initiatives for multi-million-dollar sports and entertainment organizations including the NBA Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum (present), the National Basketball Association, the NFL San Francisco 49ers, MLB Pittsburgh Pirates and the NHL Florida Panthers.
A prominent role model for underrepresented communities, Raven is known for her ability to build and motivate diverse teams. She is deeply passionate about equal access to quality education, equity for the arts, and human rights advocacy. She serves on the Board of Directors for Milwaukee College Prep, Marcus Performing Arts, ACLU of Wisconsin, and Froedtert Hospital Foundation.
Raven has been recognized for her career accomplishments by Sports Business Journal (Gamechanger Award 2022), Milwaukee Magazine (Groundbreaker Betty Award 2021), and Adweek (Most Powerful Women in Sports 2021).
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