for two action-packed days we will focus on
women + sports and how we can individually and
collectively create change.
On October 2, 2017, the eighth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit will unite a stellar group of female athletes, leaders in the sports world and industry influencers for a two-day program of speakers, sports activities and networking, all focused on creating positive change and opportunity for women in sports.
Through keynotes, panel discussions and interactive work sessions, the Summit will address a wide range of topics, from global access to sports and opportunities for the advancement of women, to the marketing of female athletes and the business of women’s sports.
The Summit is a one-of-a-kind event that connects, motivates and enables attendees to gain valuable insights and data points, and collaborate on creating an actionable vision for the future of women and sports.
Please join us at The 2017 Summit.
VISION. ACTION. IMPACT.
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Registration and Gifting Suite open
espnW at 8! with Laura Gentile and the espnW Team
Panel Discussion: Women in Leadership - Executive Journeys
Molly Adams/Disney EVP Global Merchandising & Product Development, Angela Guy/L'Oreal SVP, Diversity & Inclusion, Michele Promaulayko/Cosmopolitan & Seventeen Editor-in-Chief, and Alex Baldwin/PGA Tour VP of Marketing Partnerships, with Sage Steele
Panel Discussion: Voices of the Future
Charli Collier/U17 USA Women's Basketball player and Mallory Pugh/USWNT soccer rising star with Julie Foudy
EY & Female Entrepreneurship
Leadership Research: TFQ/The Modern Guide to Equality
Liz Gray/TFQ Ventures President, and Michael Chamberlain/Catalyst VP of Global Marketing
Toyota Everyday Heroes with Sarah Spain
espnW Presents: Be Honest with Cari Champion
Closing Remarks with Sage Steele
Poolside Reception & Celebration - espnW @ 8!
With Julie Foudy and Olympic water polo gold medalists Maggie Steffens & Ashleigh Johnson
What’s the weather like in Newport Beach in October?
The average daytime high in the Newport Beach area in October is 71 degrees. The overnight low averages 62 degrees. In short, bring a sweater - it can be a little chilly.
The Summit is a casual, athletic environment. We encourage you to dress comfortably. Feel free to bring a dressy-casual outfit for dinner and cocktails, but don't forget your athletic gear for sports activities!
Which airport should I fly into?
The Resort at Pelican Hill is serviced by three airports:
• John Wayne - Orange County Airport (SNA) - 10 miles
• Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 50 miles
• San Diego International Airport (LINDBERGH FIELD - SAN) - 85 miles
Note that you are responsible for your own transportation to/from the airport.
Will transportation be provided?
You are responsible for your own transportation to/from the airport.
Plan to arrive between 12pm and 1pm Monday, October 2. The Summit will begin at 3pm.
Bring your ideas, your energy and your enthusiasm! Other suggestions: sun block, moisturizer, lip balm, sunglasses, sports wear, and a sweater, jacket or wrap for cooler evenings.
How much does the Summit cost?
The total registration fee is $2,500. This includes resort lodging for three days/two nights, Summit-sponsored events and activities, all meals and all receptions throughout the Summit.
What does the registration fee cover?
The Registration Fee for the 2017 espnW: Women + Sports Summit covers your resort lodging for three days/two nights, Summit-sponsored events and activities, all meals and all receptions throughout the Summit.
This is an exclusive, invitation-only event. Invitations are non-refundable, non-transferable and may not be passed on to colleagues.
All payments are processed and charged when your credit card information is submitted. You will receive an order confirmation in your e-mail. If you have any questions about the Summit, please contact espn.W@espn.com
Can I bring a guest? Is my invitation transferable?
The Summit is by invitation only. If you have questions or a colleague referral, please contact us at espn.W@espn.com
Influencers like you. Business, brand and agency executives, professional athletes, experts, and leaders in the educational and non-profit sectors.
How do I select my workshop and activity preferences?
Prior to The Summit, you will receive a questionnaire that asks for additional information and allows you to choose your preferred sessions and activities.
What is the format of the Summit?
The schedule will include keynote speakers and presentations, work sessions and interactive panel discussions, as well as sports activities and evening receptions. Please refer to the agenda section of the site for details. The 2016 Agenda »
What if I have additional questions?
Please email espn.W@espn.com
(or use the link at the bottom of every page) and we'll get right back to you.
ABOUT THE RESORT
Set along Southern California’s chic Newport Coast®, The Resort at Pelican Hill® is a Five-Star, Five-Diamond destination offering unparalleled service and luxury. Inspired by Italy’s renowned Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio, Pelican Hill is a sanctuary of beauty, sophistication, architecture, exquisite accommodations, epicurean delights, ocean-view golf and Five-Star Spa experiences.