The 2021 espnW Summit NYC will be offered as a virtual event this spring with coverage spanning several of ESPN’s social media platforms. Guests will enjoy special panels and conversations including a chat with Raya and the Last Dragon screenwriter and producer, a virtual podcast episode and so much more.

What’s Happening:

  • The espnW Summit NYC presented by Toyota will be held Thursday, May 13th as a virtual event streaming live across:
  • The one-day event will convene a compelling group of athletes, executives and agents of change for in-depth discussions at the intersection of sports, business, and culture.
  • As with all espnW Summits, movement and wellness will be woven into the virtual experience.
  • The espnW Summit NYC will run from 2 – 6 pm ET and registration is free at
  • Interviews, photos and additional content will be posted to throughout the Summit.

Host and Speakers:

  • espnW Columnist and ESPN Radio host Sarah Spain will once again serve as event host.
  • She’ll be joined by ESPN talent including:
    • Julie Foudy
    • Elle Duncan
    • Mina Kimes
    • Chiney Ogwumike
    • LaChina Robinson

Featured Events and Panels:

  • Women at the Helm: Raya and the Last Dragon featuring screenwriter Adele Lim, producer Osnat Shurer; moderated by Sarah Spain.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Leadership Doesn’t Have a Look featuring Head Coach Bruce Arians; Co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, Assistant Defensive Line Coach Lori Locust, and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Maral Javadifar; moderated by Mina Kimes.
  • A Virtual episode of the hit podcast Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy with guest UFC Double Champion Amanda Nunes.

  • World-Class Athlete Conversation featuring Paralympic medalist, veteran and Purple Heart recipient Melissa Stockwell; moderated by Sarah Spain.
  • Sports x Social Justice: Creating Authentic Platforms for Change featuring Jamil Northcutt, Ph. D., Major League Soccer; Bethany Donaphin, Women’s National Basketball Association; Anna Isaacson, National Football League; and Danielle Lee, National Basketball Association; moderated by Elle Duncan.
  • ESPN Films’ 144: A Conversation About the 2020 WNBA Season Inside the Bubble, Presented by Google featuring executive producer Chiney Ogwumike and LaChina Robinson.