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espnW: Women + Sports Summit featuring Jessica Mendoza

espnW: Women + Sports Summit Brings Together Top Female Athletes and Innovators Sept. 26-28

Key Panels Available for Viewing via Live Stream

 espnW will bring together some of the most talented female athletes and experts next week in Tucson, Ariz. during its second annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit. 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 http://es.pn/pVh3Kp along with complete coverage on espnW.com

 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.

For more information on the espnW: Women + Sports Summit, please go to www.espnWsummit.com .

About espnW

espnW’s mission is to connect young women with the sports they love and follow.  It serves to inspire and inform today’s female athlete and fan. The site provides an engaging environment where women are an integral part of the sports conversation, share their perspective on women’s and men’s sports and find the motivation and support for their athletic goals and interests. Founded in July 2009, espnW, [espnw.com], is an emerging business that consists primarily of a digital product suite including pc web, mobile web and social media.  Founding partners Nike, Gatorade and P& G provide content to espnW.com.  The Women’s Sports Foundation is a charity of choice of espnW.

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