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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

  • Joined espnW in Jan. 2012
  • Spent three seasons covering the 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Played women's basketball at University of Colorado from 1999-2004


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  • Graham Hays

    columnist

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


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    Melissa Isaacson

    columnist

    Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.


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    Jane McManus

    columnist

    Jane McManus has covered New York 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. Follow Jane on Twitter.


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    Michelle Smith

    columnist

  • Based in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Has covered pro and college sports for AOL Fanhouse and the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Founder of leftcoasthoops.com which covers women's basketball on the West Coast


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  • Sarah Spain

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    Sarah Spain is a SportsCenter Anchor for Chicago's ESPN1000 and a reporter for ESPNChicago.com. She's a proud Cornell alum and a huge Chicago sports fan. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain.


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    Mechelle Voepel

    columnist

  • ESPN.com women's basketball/college sports writer
  • 28 seasons covering women's college basketball
  • Covered 19 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.