espnW Hosts Second Annual Women + Sports Summit

espnW will bring together some of the most talented female athletes and experts for the second annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit in Tucson, AZ, Sept. 26-28. From Billie Jean King to Abby Wambach to Laurel Richie, these innovators and influencers will help shape the discussion over the three-day event.  Through active dialogue and participation, the summit’s goal is to strengthen the women in sports community.  Key panels will be available via live stream at with complete coverage on

Live Stream Panel Schedule (all times ET)

Monday, Sept. 26, 9 p.m.  – “The Multi-Dimensional Nature of a World-Class Athlete” featuring Michelle Kwan, Lisa Leslie, Jessica Mendoza, and Summer Sanders. Hosted by Sage Steele.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 11:45 a.m. – “The Landscape of Women in Sports: Facts, Figures & Observations” presented by Dr. Richard Lapchick and Nancy Hogshead-Makar.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 3:15 p.m. – George Bodenheimer will welcome participants followed by Robin Roberts from the Good Morning America studios in New York.  These brief remarks precede the next panel “Reflection on the Impact and Evolution of Women’s Sports: Billie Jean King” interviewed by Julie Foudy.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10 p.m. – ESPN’s John Skipper will introduce the keynote event, “Progressing Women’s Sports: Reflections from a Rookie” featuring Laurel Richie, president of WNBA. This keynote will be followed by a conversation with ESPN WNBA analyst Carolyn Peck.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 3:45 p.m. – Closing Panel featuring USWNT Soccer World Cup finalists: Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Lauren Cheney with Julie Foudy and Monica Gonzalez.

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