espnW is a global multiplatform brand dedicated to engaging and inspiring women through sports. espnW.com, the brand’s content home, offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and captures the biggest trends in sports life/style. espnW also provides a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women and highlights the crossroads of sports and culture. Founded in July 2010, espnW’s content and voices live across digital, television, radio, films, events, educational platforms and social media. The annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit, now in its seventh year, brings together top athletes and industry leaders for meaningful conversations around women and sports, and is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry.
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Olympic Gold Medalist and Gymnastics Phenom Simone Biles Tops espnW’s 2016 IMPACT25 List as the Woman of the Year
Gymnast Simone Biles has been named espnW’s Woman of the Year, topping the 2016 IMPACT25 list, a who’s who of 25 athletes and influencers who have made the biggest difference in women in sports this year.
espnW Reveals 2016 IMPACT25 List including Simone Biles, Hillary Clinton, Leslie Jones, Katie Ledecky, Claressa Shields and USA Gymnastics’ “The Final Five”
espnW has released its 2016 IMPACT25 list, a who’s who of 25 athletes and influencers who have made the biggest difference for women in sports this year. The top honor – Woman of the Year – will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 13, on SportsCenter: Coast to Coast (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., ESPN) with an exclusive interview by Cari Champion.
This week, espnW and U.S. Department of State launched the fifth year of the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP), with 16 emerging female leaders from around the world kicking off a four-week mentorship in the United States with top American female executives from some of the most influential organizations in sports and business.
ESPN has signed the talented espnW writer and versatile ESPN Radio host Sarah Spain to a multiyear extension. Spain will continue in her role as a featured reporter and columnist for espnW on multiple ESPN platforms including espnW.com and ESPN TV and will co-host a new national weeknight ESPN Radio show with Israel Gutierrez, Izzy and Spain, beginning Monday, Sept. 26, from 9 – 11 p.m. ET.
espnW will again bring together sports industry leaders and top female athletes for the seventh annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota from October 13-15, at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. The two-day conference will include panels, keynotes, work sessions, presentations and activities geared towards advancing the agenda of women in sports and focused around the “Vision, Action, Impact” theme.