for two action-packed days we will focus on
women + sports and how we can individually and
collectively create change.
On October 21, 2019, we will kick off the 10th anniversary of the espnW: Women + Sports Summit! Our biggest Summit yet will unite a world-class group of leaders in sports and business, female athletes, and industry influencers for a two-day program of speakers, sports activities, and collaboration – all focused on creating positive change and opportunity for women in sports.
Through a compelling series of keynotes, panel discussions and interactive work sessions, The Summit addresses 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, inspires, and enables attendees to gain valuable insights and meaningful data points, while joining forces to shape an actionable vision for the future of women in sports.
Please join us at The 2019 Summit.
VISION. ACTION. IMPACT.
THE 2019 AGENDA WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JULY 2019.
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Executive Headshot Sessions presented by Wells Fargo
Summit Opening and Welcome
with Laura Gentile & Sage Steele
Women in Leadership Panel
Jill Abbott / Head of Consumer and Athlete Engagement, Gatorade, Elie Donahue / Vice President, Marketing, Rothy's, Christy Hedgpeth / Chief Operating Officer, WNBA, and Shari Van Cleave / Head of Digital Labs, Wells Fargo with Sarah Spain
Global Sports Mentoring Around the World
Featuring the 2019 GSMP Delegates, Dr. Sarah Hillyer, and a conversation with mentor Julie Eddleman and GSMP alumna Julia Vergueiro with Julie Foudy
espnW's Be Honest with Cari Champion
Interview with Ella Mai
Musical performance by Ella Mai
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 21. 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 2019 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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 2019 Agenda »
What if I have additional questions?
Please email [email protected]
(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.