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The espnW Summit NYC took place on Wednesday May 4, 2022. It was a day of conversation and inspiration, all focused on driving change and impact in the women + sports space.

We brought together thought-leaders, professional athletes, and agents of change across sports and entertainment for an experience that left attendees inspired and ready to take action!
HOST & FEATURED SPEAKERS
Sarah Spain - Host
espnW Columnist and ESPN Reporter
Julie Foudy
espnW columnist and ESPN soccer commentator, World Cup Champion
Elle Duncan
SportsCenter Anchor
LaChina Robinson
Basketball Host and Analyst, ESPN
Monica McNutt
ESPN Basketball Game and Studio Analyst
Christine Williamson
Studio Anchor, ESPN
Val Ackerman
Commissioner, The Big East Conference
Rachel Epstein
Senior Director, ESPN and espnW Marketing
Laura Gentile
Executive Vice President, Commercial Marketing, Disney Networks & ESPN
Allison Glock
Journalist, TV writer/producer, and Filmmaker
Lynn Olszowy
Producer, ESPN and Co-Host of espnW's Laughter Permitted podcast
Eric LeGrand
Motivational Speaker & Founder, LeGrand Coffee House
Rapsody
Grammy-nominated rapper
Jessica Berman
NWSL Commissioner
Madyson Roach
Freshman psychology pre-med major at Howard University
Nicole Newnham
Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning independent film producer and director
Sabrina Ionescu
WNBA Player, New York Liberty
Eileen Gu
Freestyle skier, 2022 Olympic gold medalist
Shayla Harris
Award-winning Director and Producer
Jon Patricof
CEO and Co-Founder Athletes Unlimited
Nicole LaVoi
Director, The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
Noor Alexandria Abukaram
Founder, Let Noor Run
Olivia Dunn
Grant High School Softball Player
Yolanda Melendez
Noor's Mother
Kristen Lappas
Producer and Director, 30 for 30 "Dream On"
Elisabeth Kollrack
Grant High School Softball Player
Kendall Ellis
Sprinter, 2020 Olympic gold medalist
Didi Richards
WNBA Player, New York Liberty
Andrea Brimmer
Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer, Ally Financial
Rebecca Lobo
Analyst and Reporter, ESPN, Former WNBA All-Star, Olympic gold medalist
Carla McGhee
Former WNBA forward, Olympic gold medalist

Speakers are subject to change.

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2022.

How to Participate: If you want to watch any of our Summit conversations again, they are available on demand here.

AGENDA

Join us for insights, conversation, and connection with leading voices and personalities across the women + sports space.

Wednesday, May 4
8:00 - 8:45am
Morning Workout presented by Gatorade
9:15 - 10:00am
Registration Opens
10:00 - 10:30am
Summit NYC Welcome and Opening
With Laura Gentile / Executive Vice President, Commercial Marketing, Disney Networks & ESPN and Sarah Spain, Summit Host
Featuring a special performance by Rapsody / Grammy-nominated rapper
10:30 - 11:10am
World-Class Athlete Conversation
Sabrina Ionescu, Didi Richards, and Kendall Ellis with Sarah Spain
11:10 - 12:30pm
Fifty/50 Spotlight
Hosted by Elle Duncan; introduction by Allison Glock / Journalist, TV writer/producer, and Filmmaker
-- "37 Words" Co-Director Nicole Newnham / Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning independent film producer and director & Grant High School softball players: Olivia Dunn, Elisabeth Kollrack, and Madyson Roach
-- W. Studios Fifty/50 Shorts presented by Google: "Let Noor Run"
    Featuring Director Shayla Harris, Noor Alexandria Abukaram, and Yolanda Melendez
12:30 - 1:20pm
Lunch
Virtual workout presented by Gatorade
1:20 - 2:00pm
Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy & Lynn Olszowy
Interview and live podcast with Eileen Gu / Freestyle skier, 2022 Olympic gold medalist
2:00 - 2:45pm
W. Power Talks hosted by Monica McNutt
-- Nicole LaVoi / Director, The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
-- Jon Patricof / CEO and Co-Founder, Athletes Unlimited
-- Eric LeGrand / Motivational Speaker & Founder, LeGrand Coffee House
2:45 - 3:30pm
3:30 - 4:15pm
Refresh and Movement Break presented by Gatorade
Athletes Unlimited College Softball Draft (3:30pm-4:00pm) hosted by Julie Foudy
4:15 - 4:50pm
30 for 30 "Dream On" hosted by LaChina Robinson
A conversation with Val AckermanKristen Lappas, Rebecca Lobo, and Carla McGhee to discuss the upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on the 1996 USA Women's Dream Team
4:50 - 5:00pm
Ally Special Announcement Julie Foudy and Andrea Brimmer, Ally Chief Marketing and PR Officer
5:00 - 5:45pm
Women at the Helm
Keynote conversation with Jessica Berman / NWSL Commissioner, with Julie Foudy
5:45 - 6:00pm
6:00 - 7:15pm
Cocktail Reception presented by Ally

EVENT VENUE

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
60 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Located at Pier 1 on Brooklyn Bridge Park, just south of the iconic bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and minutes from downtown Manhattan.
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