powerful group of sports leaders, marketing executives, professional athletes, and influencers in
the women + sports space.
Thought leaders and experts from across the industry will explore topics including Women and
Leadership, the Sports Industry Future and the Business of Women and Sports.
Through keynotes, panels and W Power Talks, the event will connect, educate and inspire
guests to take action to advance their careers and make an impact for women in sports.
HOST + FEATURED SPEAKERS
We'll be updating the 2017 agenda frequently with leading executives and athletes participating in espnW Chicago. Check back often!
Engage. Inspire. Unite.
Take a fun run with Olympian & World Cup Champion Julie Foudy
Kick off the espnW: Women + Sports Summit on the right foot. Join Julie Foudy, the Chicago Area Runners Association and Equinox Fitness for a 5K fun run on the Chicago Lakefront trail. Meet us at 7am at Equinox Gold Coast. Showers and storage provided!
with Sarah Spain (event host & Columnist, espnW) and Allison Glock (Columnist, espnW)
Body Confidential with Alison Overholt (Editor-in-Chief, espnW and ESPN The Magazine), Jennifer Holmes (Deputy Editor, espnW) & Laura Marcinek (Senior Editor, espnW)
Body Image Issues for Women in Sports: Tori Bowie (2016 Olympic gold medalist), Christen Press (World Cup soccer champion) April Ross (2016 Olympic bronze medalist) and Amanda Bingson (Olympian) moderated by Laura Marcinek
espnW presents The Conversation with Allison Glock - Women, Leadership, Personal Development: Retta (Actress & Comedian)
Unstoppable: Big Goals + Bigger Accomplishments with Jenn Gibbons Junk (Executive Director, Recovery On Water)
Kerry Wood (retired Cubs pitching legend and current special assistant to the Cubs' president and GM) with Sarah Spain
Women + Leadership: Best Practices and Lessons Learned Becky Frankiewicz (Senior VP and GM, Quaker Foods North America) and Lizette Williams (Multicultural Marketing Leader, Kimberly-Clark North America) moderated by Julie Foudy; introduction by Christine Driessen (Executive Vice President and CFO, ESPN)
Sports as a Foundation for Succesful Entrepreneurship with Lisa Schiffman (Brand, Marketing and Comms Leader, Americas Growth Markets, EY) and interview with Talia Mashiach (CEO and Founder of Eved)
espnW presents Be Honest with Cari Champion (SportsCenter anchor and Host of espnW’s “Be Honest”)
Toyota Everyday Heroes Spotlight - Courtney Payne-Taylor (Girls Riders Organization), Tracy Pointer (GROW Girl), Beth Devine (Philly Girls in Motion) moderated by Alison Overholt
Striving for Excellence in Sport and Beyond, Laurie Hernandez (2016 Olympic gold medal gymnast) with Julie Foudy
Leadership Journey and Breaking Barriers, Peggy Kusinski (renowned Chicago sports journalist)
with Alison Overholt and Sarah Spain
Chicago, IL 60607
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Revel Fulton Market is located in the heart of Chicago's trendy, urban-chic West Loop area.
Time: Registration opens at 9am; Event program runs from 10am – 5pm, followed by a reception from 5 - 6:30pm.
Registration Fee: Fee is $495 and that includes full day of content, activities, food/beverages and reception.
If you are a student or non profit organization, email us at espn.W@espn.com for a discounted rate.
Transportation/Parking: We strongly encourage attendees to take taxis or other car services. Transportation to AND from the event is not provided.