espnW will once again bring its signature Women + Sports conference to the Midwest with the second annual espnW: Women + Sports, Chicago event. Taking place on Wednesday, May 3, the one-day conference will unite leaders in sports and business for discussions, presentations and activities geared to inspire and engage women in sports. Among the featured speakers and panelists will be gymnast and Olympic gold medalist, Laurie Hernandez — who is coming off her win on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars — and veteran Chicago sports broadcaster Peggy Kusinski
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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.
espnW has added distinct, versatile voices Kavitha Davidson and Katie Barnes to its deep and experienced roster. Davidson will serve as a writer for espnW and will also contribute to ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, and will be based in New York. Barnes joins espnW as a Bristol-based writer/reporter.
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