espnW has added 2016 Olympians Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Allyson Felix to its list of newsmakers and influential speakers at the seventh annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota. The husband-wife tandem of Eaton, who won a gold medal in the decathlon for the USA, and Theisen-Eaton, who earned the bronze in the heptathlon for Canada, will sit with ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza to discuss “Striving for Excellence Individually and Together,” on Saturday, Oct. 15. Additionally Felix, who in Rio became the only female track and field athlete ever to win six Olympic gold medals, will discuss with SportsCenter host Sage Steele her Olympic journey and future, on Friday, Oct. 12.
The Summit, which will take place from October 13-15, at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., will feature panels, keynotes, work sessions, presentations and activities geared towards advancing the agenda of women in sports and focused around the “Vision, Action, Impact” theme.
Interviews, photos and additional content will be posted to espnW.com throughout the Summit. In addition, this year’s conference will be livestreamed from start to finish on ESPN3. Additional participants and details will be announced closer to the Summit. For more information about The espnW: Women + Sports Summit and to see the complete agenda visit www.espnWsummit.com or follow on Twitter with @espnW and #espnWsummit.
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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