Leslie Andrews is the Founder and President of Leslie Andrews Golf, a golf services company, and GolfingWomen, a company dedicated to teaching women to play golf and use golf for business.
Leslie is also the author of Even Par: How Golf Helps Women Gain the Upper Hand in Business, a critically acclaimed first book which quickly established itself as the go-to resource for helping women get “on course” for business.
Prior to founding GolfingWomen, Leslie was a senior executive with ESPN, first as a Director of Integrated Marketing where she spearheaded ESPN’s entre into owned and operated properties, and then as head of marketing at ESPN.com.
Since founding GolfingWomen in 2002, Leslie and her partner, Adrienne Wax have been hired by clients such as Harvard Business School, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Financial Women’s Association, The Wharton School, 85 Broads, and others, to help them encourage their women executives to utilize this invaluable tool.
Leslie is also the Director of Instruction at Randall’s Island Golf Center, the busiest driving range in the United States. At RIGC, Leslie oversees all instruction and programming, with a particular emphasis on helping underserved populations gain access to golf.
Leslie grew up in New England and graduated from Wellesley in 1982. A three-sport athlete in college, Leslie soon found a way to combine a love of sports with a successful career in marketing. She received her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and spent the early part of her career in management consulting. In 1992,
In 2002, Leslie shifted gears and trained to become a golf teaching professional—she is now a Class A LPGA Teaching Professional – no small task for someone who took up golf at the age of 30. She co-founded GolfingWomen and now directs all golf instruction and program development for the company. In 2009, she was recruited by the LPGA to serve as the Executive Director of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals to develop a new strategic vision and plan for the LPGA teaching division. She has now returned full time to run Leslie Andrews Golf and GolfingWomen. She has a robust private teaching clientele in both NYC and Long Island, in addition to her GolfingWomen corporate clients. Leslie has been voted “Best of the Best” Golf Instructor twice in a survey by Dan’s Papers, the largest newspaper in eastern Long Island—most recently in 2011.
Leslie is a sought-after speaker, whose speaking engagements have included the Barclays Women’s Leadership Expo, Boston Golf Expo, Harvard Business School Women’s Leadership Conference, Credit Suisse Women’s Network, EWGA National Conference, and Columbia Business School Leadership Conference.