espnW Announces Full Agenda and Speakers for the Annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit, presented by Toyota


espnW Announces Full Agenda and Speakers for the Annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit, presented by Toyota

The one-of-a-kind event will take place in person and virtually November 1-3. Virtual registration is now open.

espnW has announced the full agenda for the 2022 espnW: Women + Sports Summit, presented by Toyota, taking place November 1-3 at Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA. The Summit is unlike any other event in the women’s sports space. The distinctive experience brings together leaders across sports, business, and entertainment for a curated program of keynotes, breakout sessions, panels, and presentations, all focused on advancing women in sports. Programming from this year’s Summit will also be live streamed across select espnW and ESPN digital and social platforms – virtual registration is free at

The Summit will be hosted by SportsCenter Anchor Elle Duncan, and feature panels moderated by NBA Today host Malika Andrews, World Cup Champion Julie Foudy, on-air analyst and multimedia sports personality Monica McNutt, espnW Columnist and ESPN Radio host Sarah Spain, SportsCenter Anchor Sage Steele, and ESPN Anchor Hannah Storm. Featured events and panels during the Summit will include:

  • Keynote Conversation with Las Vegas Aces Head Coach Becky Hammon and ESPN anchor Hannah Storm
  • Achieving Equal Pay: The Historic USWNT CBA: a discussion with the President of the US Soccer Federation Cindy Parlow Cone and USWNT and Gotham FC soccer player Midge Purce with Julie Foudy
  • espnW Evening Keynote and Performance with Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter St. Vincent
  • Women at the Helm Panel: a panel featuring leading female voices and game-changing executives in sports, business, and entertainment
    • Featuring LA28 CEO Kathy Carter; NFL’s EVP/CRO Renie Anderson; NY Liberty CEO Keia Clarke; Head of Gatorade Brand Strategy Carolyn Braff; and moderated by Sage Steele
  • World Class Athlete Panel: featuring former Oklahoma Sooners softball player Jocelyn Alo, professional mix martial artist and UFC Champion Julianna Peña, USWNT, Portland Thorns and World Cup champion Crystal Dunn; moderated by Julie Foudy
  • Pink Card: Fandom, Freedom and Watching Soccer in Iran: a conversation with Peabody and duPont Award-winning producer Shima Oliaee on her 30 for 30 podcast about the daring women who fight Iran’s ban on women entering stadiums.
  • Mind and Body of the Female Athlete: a panel with nationally recognized sports medicine physician Dr. Jordan Metzl, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committees Director of Mental Health Services Jessica Bartley, Track and Field Champion Emma Coburn, and Registered Dietitian and Board-Certified Sports Nutritionist Mary Ellen Kelly with Monica McNutt
  • Tackling Title IX Compliance: a panel with Title IX legal expert Arthur Bryant; Founder & CEO of Voice in Sport Stef Strack; Associate Professor of Sport Studies at TSU Dr. Courtney Flowers; moderated by Sarah Spain
  • Toyota Everyday Heroes Spotlight featuring Team Toyota Athlete Jessica Long with Sarah Spain
  • Women of ESPN: The Producers: a discussion with Coordinating Producer Hilary Guy; VP of Production Meg Aronowitz; EVP of Production Steph Druley; Coordinating Producer Aisha Chaney; moderated by ESPN Host Malika Andrews
  • Laura Gentile, Rachel Epstein and newly announced Vice President of espnW Susie Piotrkowski discuss espnW and W. Studios news with Elle Duncan
  • W. Power Talks: 10-minute focused talks by industry leaders and personalities, hosted by Monica McNutt
    • Kate Johnson, Director of Global Sports & Entertainment Marketing Partnerships, Content and Media, Google
    • Flora Kelly, Vice President, Brand Strategy & Content Insights, ESPN
    • Jaymee Messler, Co-Founder, Gaming Society and Bet on Women

The espnW: Women + Sports Summit is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry. Through structured and thoughtful conversation, the event pushes the boundaries on topics surrounding women and women in sports, and has offered insight from such notable and groundbreaking people as: Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry, Olympic gold medalists Allyson Felix, Sydney McLaughlin, and Alix Klineman & April Ross, singer-songwriters Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, and Andra Day, best-selling author and activist Glennon Doyle, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, WNBA All-Stars Sue Bird, Liz Cambage, and Skylar Diggins-Smith, best-selling author Chelsea Clinton, soccer stars Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and more.

About espnW
espnW is a global multiplatform brand dedicated to engaging and inspiring women through sports., 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. 


Isabelle Lopez

Based in New York City, Isabelle Lopez is a Communications Associate Director for ESPN Films and Original Content. Her projects include the critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series and The ESPYS, among others.
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