CHICAGO – ESPN SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele and former U.S. women’s national team legend and National Soccer Hall of Fame member Abby Wambach will headline U.S. Soccer’s SheBelieves Summit Feb. 11-12.

The opening discussion will focus on inspiring and empowering women to reach their goals.

The session kicks off a series of panel discussions featuring a packed list of inspirational and high-powered women who will share valuable insight and experiences driving progress in sports, business, technology and entertainment during the two-day summit that will take place virtually this year due to the pandemic.

Designed to build confidence and skills for attendees to pursue their goals, college students and young professionals interested in attending can preview the schedule and sign up for the waitlist through the SheBelieves Hub on The SheBelieves Summit is a core initiative within U.S. Soccer’s overall SheBelieves campaign, which focuses on inspiring and empowering women through soccer.

The SheBelieves Summit speakers include:

Abby Wambach – USWNT, author and speaker

Cathy Engelbert – WNBA commissioner

Cindy Parlow Cone – U.S. Soccer president and former USWNT player

Danielle Slaton – Former USWNT legend, Soccer Analyst, Fox

Danita Johnson – President of business operations, D.C. United

Kay Bradley – Director of brand and fan experience, U.S. Soccer

Lindsay Kagawa Colas – Executive vice president, Talent + The Collective, Wasserman

Lisa Baird – NWSL commissioner

Mary Ann Reilly – Senior vice president, Head of North America Marketing, Visa

Mary Teeter – Director of development, U.S. Soccer

Nicole Idowu – IT support services director, U.S. Soccer

Pinky Raina – Chief financial officer and chief human resources officer, U.S. Soccer

Sage Steele – ESPN SportsCenter anchor

Shizuka Suzuki – AVP, Sponsorship and experiential marketing, AT&T

Stacy Janiak – Managing partner, Chief growth officer, Deloitte LLP

Terri Cooper – Vice Chair of external diversity, equity, and inclusion, Deloitte LLP

Tierna Davidson – USWNT (2019 World Cup Champion) and NWSL Chicago Red Stars

Tiffany Kelly – Sports + Entertainment data scientist, Founder & CEO, Curastory

Zaileen Janmohamed – Head of partnership development & onnovation, U.S. Olympic and paralympic properties

The Summit also will host professional development breakout sessions and interactive demonstrations to follow along with:

Breakout Sessions

Self-Promotion: Strategies to Be Your Best Advocate, Joan Kuhl – SheBelieves Ambassador, Author of “Dig Your Heels In” and the Founder of Stay To Lead

Mindset to Achievement: Setting your Path to Financial Success

Mastering Virtual Presentation Skills: Making the Human Connection

Business Chemistry: Explore the Magic of Crafting Business Relationships


Registration for the SheBelieves Summit is sold out, though the waitlist is open. The event registration fee is $15 plus service fees and includes full access to the two-day summit and a SheBelieves gift.

To register for the event or for more information on SheBelieves visit and follow @ USWNT on Twitter and Instagram for information on streaming for the SheBelieves Summit.