espnW has teamed with Marvel Comics to create “super” takes on the 2015 “IMPACT25” list, which recognizes athletes and influencers who have made the biggest mark on women in sports this year – 24 nominees, plus The espnW Woman of the Year. A collection of Marvel artists will utilize their various creative styles to highlight the special talents of the honorees and create a super version of each.
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ESPN today announced that Laura Gentile has been promoted to Senior Vice President, espnW and Women’s Initiatives. Gentile’s leadership has been central in building the espnW business over the past five years and, as a result, she will take on a broader role focused on expanding ESPN’s presence in the lives of the many women who love sports. Gentile is the founder of espnW, which launched in Dec. 2010 as a blog. espnW is now a multimedia business encompassing digital, social, television, films and events such as The espnW: Women + Sports Summit.
In Case You Missed It – The Sixth espnW: Women + Sports Summit Headlined by Movers, Shakers and Difference-Makers
At the sixth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW united top sports industry leaders and female athletes.
Last night at the sixth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota announced the third class of “Everyday Heroes,” an award that celebrates individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. Grants in the amount of $10,000 are provided to the organizations honored.
Yesterday, the EY Women Athletes Business Network and espnW released a new report that analyzes how sport primes women for leadership while boosting career opportunities and earning power. The report also highlights the “virtuous cycle” that results from female athletes winning medals in the Olympics and provides four key steps that both business and political leaders can take to support the role of sport in advancing more female leaders globally.
espnW is announcing the roster of sponsors for its sixth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota. Toyota returns as the presenting sponsor, along with Gatorade, Under Armour and EY. The latest sponsors to join the Summit include Northwestern Mutual, Walmart, The V Foundation for Cancer Research and Trek.
UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey To Guest Host SportsCenter with Lindsay Czarniak on October 7
Ronda Rousey can add another first to her career. The first UFC women’s champion and the first woman to headline a UFC event will become the first-ever female athlete to guest anchor ESPN’s SportsCenter.
espnW will kick off Voices of the Future powered by New Balance, a five-part video series that will highlight the journey of five young accomplished female athletes on espnW.com from September 9 – October 6. Originally making its debut as a panel at the inaugural espnW: Women + Sports Summit in 2010, Voices of the Future has continued to grow as a year-round platform for the next generation of rising stars in sports.
espnW.com posted strong gains in June, including a record high of 31.6 million minutes spent, according to comScore, marking four straight months that the site has seen all-time highs in several metrics. Also in June, the FIFA Women’s World Cup helped espnW notch its second-largest monthly unique visitor total ever with 7.7 million (comScore). “espnW … Read More
30 percent share of sports category is more than Nos. 2 and 3 properties combined; In third month after launch, new ESPN.com reaches 51 million fans; espnW and Grantland continue growth trend with second-most uniques ever for both sites. ESPN Digital Media reached 72.4 million unique visitors in the U.S., topping the sports category for … Read More
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