OCTOBER 18-20, 2021

We’re back! This year’s espnW: Women + Sports Summit is returning while continuing to be live streamed across digital and social to engage and connect our Summit community.

As we safely return to in-person experiences, The Summit will once again unite a world-class group of leaders in sports, business and entertainment for an inspiring program focused on creating positive change and opportunity for women in sports.

We hope you can join us for this year’s Summit. For more information about our 2021 in-person and virtual experiences, please click here.

2019 AND 2020 SPEAKERS
Laura Gentile
Executive Vice President, Commercial Marketing, Networks & ESPN and Founder, espnW
Liz Cambage
WNBA All-Star and Single-Game Scoring Record Holder
Richard Lapchick
Eminent Scholar, Endowed Chair & Director
The DeVos Sport Business Management Program, UCF
Molly Seidel
Professional distance runner, NCAA Champion
DeMar DeRozan
NBA All-Star & Olympic gold medalist
Lis Moss
Sports Agent, CAA Sports
Ayo Davis
Executive Vice President, Talent & Casting, ABC Entertainment & Disney+
Kendall Coyne Schofield
Professional hockey player, Olympic gold medalist
Cindy Whitehead
Founder, "Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word"
Antonietta Collins
SportsCenter anchor
Gunnar Peterson
Professional Trainer & Director of Strength and Endurance, LA Lakers
Ella Mai
Katie Barnes
Writer, espnW
Senator Nancy Skinner
State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley
Elie Donahue
Vice President, Marketing, Rothy's
John Langel
Attorney, Ballard Spahr
Representing U.S. Women's Hockey team
Michelle Carter
Olympic gold medalist, shot put
Jewell Loyd
Professional basketball player, WNBA Champion
Hailie Deegan
Professional NASCAR driver
Shelley Smith
Reporter, ESPN
Jill Abbott
Head of Consumer and Athlete Engagement, Gatorade
LaChina Robinson
Women's College Basketball and WNBA, Analyst and Sideline Reporter, ESPN
Flora Kelly
Senior Director, Strategic & Brand Insights, ESPN
Jena Janovy
Senior Deputy Editor, ESPN
Chelsea Clinton
Author, “She Persisted in Sports”
Suzy Kolber
Monday Night Countdown Host, ESPN
Simone Manuel
Professional swimmer & Olympic gold medalist
Dr. Sarah Hillyer
Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
Rachel Epstein
Senior Director, Emerging Properties and Brands, ESPN
Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir
CrossFit Games Women's Champion 2015 & 2016
Laura Tierney
Founder and CEO, The Social Institute
Becky Lynch
Women's Champion, WWE Raw
Shari Van Cleave
Head of Wells Fargo Digital Labs
Jocelyn Benson
Secretary of State, Michigan
Jessica Mendoza
ESPN MLB analyst, NY Mets Baseball Operations Advisor & Olympic gold medalist
Christy Hedgpeth
WNBA Chief Operating Officer