Rose Harper is an entrepreneur, and subject matter expert (SME) in the business of the golf industry, and a passionate golfer. She is the author of the book, The Art of the Deal: Golf Access to Success. Harper founded The Grass Ceiling, Inc. in 1995, as a business empowerment firm that specializes in using the game of golf as a platform to help level the playing field for women and minorities with their counterparts in the business and academic worlds. A golf advocate, instructor and, the game of golf provides a neutral zone to promote effective communication and positive bonding between professional.
Among Harper’s lists of achievements are: the founding of the PGA Tour Wives Association, initiating the Golf Digest Minority Golf Summit, and the reformatting of the PGA player credentials. She is an inductee in the National Black Golfers Hall of Fame, and was the first female to receive the Sam Lacey Pioneer Award in 2013. The recipient of countless other awards for her lifetime achievements in the field of sports development, and business, she has established herself as an internationally renowned consultant in sports and special events management to U.S. presidents, royalty, heads of state, ambassadors, celebrities and fortune 500 CEOs.
One of the most important visionary women in the world of golf, Rose Harper has parlayed over 30 years providing others with the exposure and experience in the sports management and special events industry. Her focus is to level the playing field for emerging market groups such as women and minorities, to prepare for growth, advancement and leadership opportunities through leveraging the game of golf. Educated at The Wharton School and Yale University, Elder has provided leadership training to build a successful business that adds value to other professionals, students and audiences world-wide. She conducts empowering workshops and seminars on “The Art of the Deal: Golf Access to Success, and the Grass Ceiling with the aim to teach, reach and inspire others about the impact and important connections golf has on business ventures.
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