Photos: 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Andra Day, U.S. women's national hockey team stars, race car groundbreaker Danica Patrick and top female business leaders highlighted Day 1 of the ninth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit from Newport Beach, California.

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Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Andra Day performs during Day 1 of the 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit in Newport Coast, California.

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Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Andra Day talks about her inspirations at the 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

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Retired race car driver Danica Patrick talks with Hannah Storm during the 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

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Bestselling author Kate Parker and actor and comedian Michael Ian Black answer questions from the crowd.

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U.S. women's national hockey team members, from left, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight join Julie Foudy, center, at the 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

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The Women in Leadership panel includes the NBPA executive director Michele Roberts, Kraft Analytics Group CEO Jessica Gelman, Wells Fargo EVP Titi Cole and Big East commissioner Val Ackerman during the 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

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Laura Gentile opens the ninth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California.

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