Dionna Widder Chief Revenue Officer for the Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash, PNC Stadium
Dionna Widder Chief Revenue Officer of the Houston Dynamo
Her love for sports started at an early age with a strong sense of belonging; her 14th birthday sitting court-side at a Detroit Pistons game, so inspired, it wasn’t the players on the court, but the people in suits she saw and said “I’m going to do exactly that”
Working in the sports industry may be “sexy” but it’s also nonstop and ultimately, it’s a lifestyle that you need to embrace and fall in love with. Something that she has done, loving coming into work each day and making a difference.
From the NBA, NFL, to the MLS the skills are transferable. Dionna learned how a business like the NBA runs and knew it could be applied across organizations, she also learned that she loves to lead and execute.
Having a work life balance isn’t something Dionna believes in. In fact she wonders why it only ever seems to apply to women. She feels that life isn’t about balance, but instead about commitment. Committing to being a better person, a better business person, a better mother, striving for greatness every day.
What does it mean to be leader – the most important lesson to be learned, it starts with authentic people not those who are here just for the title.