Toyota, Gatorade, New Balance, Google, Ally and Meta will all return as sponsors of an ESPN gathering celebrating women in sports.
The 14th Annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit, a leading event in the sports industry, will take place in California Oct. 23-25.
Presenting sponsor Toyota returns for its 11th year.
The summit will once again bring together leaders across sports, business and entertainment for a range of sessions focused on creating positive change for women in sports.
This year’s lineup includes WNBA star Candace Parker, Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, and pioneering sports agent and partner at WME Jill Smoller, with performance by Grammy-nominated artist, Regina Spektor.
This year, Toyota will announce its eighth class of “Everyday Heroes,” an award that honors two organizations making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports.
U.S. Paralympian and Team Toyota athlete will join ESPN anchor Elle Duncan in honoring these heroes.
Throughout the three-day event, Toyota will give attendees a firsthand look of the all-new 2024 Tacoma and the first-ever 2024 Grand Highlander, and support “The Summit in 60 Seconds” daily recap videos that will be shared throughout the event and on espnW social handles.
Returning sponsor Gatorade is the official sports nutrition and fuel sponsor of the event. Carolyn Braff, head of Gatorade brand strategy, will lead a W. Power Talk, alongside the founder of Black in Sports Business Marsha Gaye-Knight.
New Balance continues as the summit’s official footwear and apparel partner and Google returns as an associate sponsor. Ally returns for a third year as sponsor and Stephanie Marciano, Ally’s head of sports and entertainment marketing will participate in a panel. Meta returns for a second year as sponsor and will help to extend the reach of the summit through social posts.