espnW Announces Full Agenda and Speakers for 2024 espnW Summit NYC on May 9


espnW Announces Full Agenda and Speakers for 2024 espnW Summit NYC on May 9

ESPN has announced the agenda for the 2024 espnW Summit NYC, taking place Thursday, May 9 at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. The one-day event will once again gather leaders across sports, business, and entertainment for a day of conversation and inspiration focused on driving change and opportunity in the women + sports space. Programming from this year’s Summit will also be live streamed for free across select espnW and ESPN digital and social platforms – in-person and virtual registration are available at

The Summit will be hosted by espnW’s Sarah Spain, and will feature panels moderated by SportsCenter Anchor & Podcast Host Elle Duncan, ESPN Host, Analyst & Reporter Andraya Carter, espnW Podcast Host, Reporter, and World Cup Champion Julie Foudy. ESPN Studio Anchor & Analyst Christine Williamson will host the Summit Livestream.

Featured events and panels will include:

    • The Changing College Sports Landscape | Top college coaches sit down to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities they navigate in today’s college sports landscape.
      • Featuring Head Coach of Texas Volleyball, Jerritt Elliott, Head Coach of UNC Field Hockey, Erin Matson, Head Coach of Ole Miss Basketball, Yolett McPhee-McCuin, and Head Coach of FSU Soccer, Brian Pensky, moderated by Sarah Spain
    • Conversation with State Farm CMO, Kristyn Cook
      • Will include a sneak peek at the upcoming ESPN+ Original Series Full Court Press following the lives of Caitlin Clark, Kiki Rice and Kamilla Cardoso
    • Live Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy and Lynn Olszowy | A live taping of the hit podcast including a thoughtful, candid, laughter-filled conversation with trailblazers in sports.
      • Featuring Azzi Fudd of UConn Women’s Basketball, Hannah Hidalgo of Notre Dame Women’s Basketball, and Tessa Johnson of South Carolina Women’s Basketball
    • espnW Keynote Conversation | Featuring Lindsay Kagawa Colas, EVP, Talent + The Collective, Wasserman hosted by Elle Duncan
    • Women at the Helm | A centerpiece Summit conversation showcasing leading female executives in Team front offices across professional sports.
      • Featured speakers include CMO of the Atlanta Hawks, Melissa Proctor, President of WNBA Golden State, Jess Smith, and General Manager of Gotham FC, Yael Averbuch West, moderated by Julie Foudy
    • W. Power Talks | Single-topic talks by industry leaders and experts in their fields. 
        • Jenny Nguyen, Founder and Owner, The Sports Bra
        • Patrice Whitfield, Director of Mental Health and Performance, Chicago Sky
    • The Women of ESPN | Honest and lively conversation taking you behind the scenes with the incredible women who make up ESPN. 
        • Featuring Multimedia Women’s Sports Journalist and ESPN Social Media Commentator Ari Chambers, 2x World Cup Champion, NWSL Champion & ESPN Studio Analyst Ali Krieger, and ESPN Host, Analyst & Reporter Andraya Carter 
    • The 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Sports Foundation  
      • A conversation with the CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation Danette Leighton hosted by Julie Foudy
    • Afternoon Keynote
      • A keynote conversation featuring CEO and Founder of Love Squad, Peloton Instructor and Today On-Air Contributor, Ally Love hosted by Sarah Spain
    • The Elle Duncan Show: Live from The espnW Summit NYC | The Elle Duncan Show covers the biggest storylines at the intersection of sports and pop culture.  
      • Featuring SportsCenter hosts Elle Duncan and Gary Striewski with Andraya Carter and Chiney Ogwumike
    • Q&A with Rosie Spaulding, COO of League One Volleyball Pro hosted by Sarah Spain

Interviews, photos and additional content will be posted to throughout the Summit. For more information, follow us on Twitter with @espnW and #espnWsummit.


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. 

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Garrett Cowan

Based in New York City, Garrett Cowan is a Communications Manager at ESPN overseeing publicity for ESPN Originals, ESPN Films/30 for 30, the ESPYS, and espnW.
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