Audra Emerson

Vice President, Her Next Play

Audra Emerson is Vice President of Her Next Play, a coaching firm focused on early career development, and a strong believer in the value of sports and the positive impact sports can have on the lives of girls and women. 

A passionate speaker, trainer and career coach with over 20 years of experience in recruiting and human resources, Audra has helped thousands of people advance their careers at top start-up and elite Fortune companies such as Target, Russell Investments, US Bank, Ameriprise, Allianz and more.  She knows what recruiters and managers are looking for, how hiring decisions are made, what skills matter, and what types of jobs are now available in the marketplace. 

Audra serves as Board Vice Chair of Her Next Play, a nonprofit that empowers female athletes to confidently launch successful careers.  Audra also serves as a Board Member of the Edina Girls Athletic Association, and enjoys raising two athletic daughters and coaching various youth teams.  She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota.