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espnW's mission is to serve women as fans and athletes. espnW.com provides an engaging environment that offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and shares a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women.

Founded in July, 2010, espnW lives across television, films, events, digital and social platforms. The annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry. The Women's Sports Foundation is a charity of choice for espnW.

Our Contributors

Kate Fagan

columnist

Kate Fagan joined espnW in January 2012 after three seasons covering the 76ers for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She played basketball at the University of Colorado from 1999 to 2004.


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Graham Hays

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Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.


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Melissa Isaacson

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Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for ESPN.com, espnW.com and ESPN Chicago. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 32-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune, before joining ESPN in 2009, and has also covered tennis since 1986.


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Jane McManus

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Jane McManus (follow her @janesports on Twitter) has covered sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times.


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Michelle Smith

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Michelle Smith has covered pro and college sports for AOL Fanhouse, the San Francisco Chronicle and espnW.


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Sarah Spain

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Sarah Spain (follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain) is the co-host of Spain & Fitz on ESPN Radio, host of the That's What She Said podcast, a SportsCenter reporter and an espnW columnist since 2010. She was a heptathlete at Cornell and is a lifelong Chicago sports fan.


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Mechelle Voepel

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  • ESPN.com women's basketball/college sports writer
  • 33 seasons covering women's college basketball
  • Covered 24 Final Fours

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    Our Advisory Panel

    Gretchen Bleiler
    Donna Carpenter
    Tamika Catchings
    Christine Driessen
    Ann Meyers Drysdale
    Sue Enquist
    Dr. Henry Friedman
    Julie Foudy
    Ilana Kloss
    Leslie LaFronz
    Dr. Nicole LaVoi Dr. Richard Lapchick
    Lori LeBas
    Jessica Mendoza
    Dr. Jordan Metzl
    Alana Nichols
    Susan O'Day
    Russ Rose
    Summer Sanders
    Amy Stanton
    Dr. Kevin Stone
    Hannah Storm
    Judy Sweet
    John Walsh

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    The Women's Sports Foundation

    The Women's Sports Foundation is an official charity of espnW. We work closely together to raise awareness for girls and women in sports and support athletic programs.