Monday, October 1


Summit Welcome Suite Open
Headshot Sessions presented by Wells Fargo
Kate Parker book signing

Summit Opening and Welcome
with Laura Gentile, Christine Driessen & Sage Steele 

Women in Leadership Panel
Val Ackerman / Commissioner, Big East Conference, Titi Cole / Executive Vice President, Head of Operations at Wells Fargo, Jessica Gelman / CEO, Kraft Analytics Group, and Michele Roberts / Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association with Sage Steele

USA Hockey: Road to GOLD! and Equality.
Gold medal winners Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Kendall Coyne Schofield with Julie Foudy

W Power Talks: 10-minute focused talks by key industry leaders
introduced by Allison Glock
Kate Parker - author & photographer - "Strong is the New Pretty"
Michael Ian Black - actor, producer & writer

espnW Keynote Interview
Featuring Danica Patrick with Hannah Storm

Summit Welcome Suite Open

Opening Night Dinner 

A Moment of Gratitude

Introduction of the Toyota Everyday Heroes Awards with Sarah SpainSamantha Goot and Courtney Payne-Taylor

espnW's Be Honest with Cari Champion
Featuring Andra Day

Musical performance by Andra Day

Concluding Remarks with Sage Steele 

W Rise Up! Reception 

Tuesday, October 2


Sunrise Sports Activities
Yoga, NYRR and The V Foundation TEAM V Run, Specialized Cycling, Crystal Cove Fitness Walk, Paddleboarding

Summit Welcome Suite Open

Executive Office Hours presented by Wells Fargo


Mental Toughness and Preparation
A conversation with renowned U.S. Women's National Team's Mental Skills Coach, Dr. Colleen Hacker & Julie Foudy

Breaking Barriers in Sports Media
introduced by Connor Schell
Doris Burke / ESPN NBA Analyst, Beth Mowins / ESPN play-by-play announcer, and Samantha Ponder / Host, ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown with Maria Taylor / Analyst and Host, ESPN & SEC Network

"Undefeated" Spotlight with Sage Steele & Raina Kelley

Voices of the Future
Featuring Kiana Clay, Rachel Garcia, Jade Howson and Maame Biney with Julie Foudy

"A Mountain to Climb" Preview with Sarah Spain & Pratima Sherpa


Sister Survivors
espnW Keynote Interview

Featuring Jordyn Wieber and Sarah Klein with Mina Kimes

Summit Action Group Reporting with Victoria Arlen

2018 Breakout Sessions
• Social Impact: A discussion about the ways in which you can make a difference in your community or company.
• Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship: Insights into what it takes to turn an idea into a business – inside your company or on your own.
• Women in Leadership: Learn how you can counteract gender bias and engage male allies in the workplace, with LeanIn.org.

Afternoon Sports Activities
Yoga, NYRR and The V Foundation TEAM V Run, Specialized Cycling, Meditation, "Ready to Rumble" (Self-Defense)

Executive Office Hours presented by Wells Fargo


Toyota Everyday Heroes Spotlight with Sarah Spain & Samantha Goot 

Global Sports Mentoring Around the World
Featuring the 2018 GSMP Delegates, Dr. Sarah Hillyer, and a conversation with Mentors Lindsay Amstutz, Jennifer Pransky, and GSMP alumna Chisom Mbonu-Ezeoke with Julie Foudy

espnW's Be Honest with Cari Champion
Interview with Maverick Carter

Concluding Remarks & Beach Volleyball Preview
with Sage Steele, Kathy DeBoer & Holly McPeak

W Poolside Reception 

"A Mountain to Climb" screening and Q&A:
with Pratima Sherpa, producer Kristen Lappas and Alyssa Roenigk

Wednesday, October 3

Sunrise Sports Activities
Yoga, NYRR and The V Foundation TEAM V Run, Specialized e-Bike Beach RIde, GROOV3 Dance Workout, Beach Volleyball

Executive Office Hours presented by Wells Fargo


Morning Welcome & The V Foundation
Making a Difference with the V Foundation with Susan Braun, The V Foundation 

Catalysts for Change in Media and Communication: Willow Bay, Dean USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism Keynote and Panel
introduced by Sage Steele
with Shelley Smith / Adjunct Instructor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Vince Gonzales / Professor of Professional Practice & Coordinator, Master's Programs, School of Journalism, Rachel Scott / Producer, Good Morning America, Stacy Smith / Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism & Willow Bay / Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

espnW Spotlight Panel: The Power of Femininity
with Amy Stanton, Katie Montiel Vidaillet and Sarah Spain

2019 Women's World Cup Preview
with Julie Foudy and Kate Markgraf

WNBA Excellence Panel
introduced by Carol Stiff
Featuring Candace Parker and Breanna Stewart with Sarah Spain

W Spotlight: ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro with Sage Steele


The espnW Summit Conclusions and Closing
Top 3 from The Summit with and Sage Steele, Sarah Spain, and Julie Foudy

See You Next Year
with Laura Gentile, Rachel Epstein & Christine Driessen

Summit Concludes