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Sustaining Passion For Your Craft With The LPGA’s Mollie Marcoux Samaan

Guest Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA
17:09 min watch


LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan joins ADU’s Steph Garcia Cichosz at the 2023 Women Leaders Convention to discuss sustaining passion throughout her journey in and out of intercollegiate athletics, beginning with her time as a two-sport student-athlete at Princeton University and a return back to the institution as the Ford Family Director of Athletics. Marcoux Samaan, who has since transitioned to serving as the Commissioner of the LPGA, reflects on having “the coolest job in sports” and shares insight into momentum for women’s sports from her perspective with the association.

The conversation is indexed below for efficient viewing (click the time stamp to jump to a specific question/topic).

  • - Your career trajectory, which includes stops in and outside of intercollegiate athletics, makes you the perfect representation for Women Leaders in Sports and its evolved branding. Why is this organization so important to you and how has it been part of your career trajectory?
  • - When you were wrapping up your career as a two-sport athlete at Princeton, what did you envision "success" to look like for you over the long-term?
  • - How have you sustained your passion for sports without succumbing to burnout?
  • - How do you infuse purpose into the everyday, unexciting tasks and duties that come with your role?
  • - How do you incorporate that mindset into your team?
  • - What specific skills from your time outside college athletics best served you as AD at Princeton? What skills from your time as Commissioner would best serve you if you were to sit in the Big Chair again?
  • - How have you made the transition from Princeton to the LPGA?
  • - Do you have strategies for picking yourself up after a hard day or challenging moment?
  • - How are you carving out a niche for yourself as commissioner - and how are you carving out a niche for the LPGA?
  • - Put yourself back in that dorm room with your friends at Princeton, planning out your five and ten year plans - would you look at this version of yourself and say you have the coolest job in sports?