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International Women's Day: Women, Sport and Title IX

Women's eNews

Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

International Women's Day: Women, Sport and Title IX

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Celebrate International Women’s Day at this discussion on women and sport and the 40th anniversary of Title IX with Women's eNews and New York's own WNBA team New York Liberty.

Join New York Liberty legend Kym Hampton, Joanne Smith, executive director of Girls for Gender Equity, who run a Title IX School Based Task Force, and Sue Hovey, Vice President and editor-at-large for espnW for a women’s history month, sports special.

Come and share your experiences and opinions on sports education and the great achievements and hurdles for women in sports across the country.


The panel and discussion will be followed by a reception.


For further information contact events@womensenews.org


Panel Bios

Kym Hampton New York LibertyKym Hampton completed a 15 year professional basketball career not only in the WNBA, but Spain, Italy, France and Japan. The multi-talented Ms. Hampton currently works in community relations for WNBA team, the New York Liberty. She also serves as an ambassador for the WNBA, NBA, and New York Knicks. During Kym’s 12th season in Europe, the WNBA was formed. Ms. Hampton was drafted as the 4th pick in the first round by the New York Liberty and voted starting center in the WNBA’s inaugural All-Star game. During Kym’s three year tenure, she started every game for the Liberty until a knee injury curtailed her career.


Sue Hovey, espnWSue Hovey is a vice president and editor-at-large for espnW, where she is currently helping to lead ESPN’s efforts in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Prior to joining W, she spent five years as an executive editor for ESPN The Magazine, guiding all aspects of editorial strategy and execution while teaming closely with the editor-in-chief in overseeing day-to-day operations and coordinating with ESPN’s other platforms. Sue also directed, at various times, The Mag’s coverage of the NFL, MLB, soccer, motorsports, college basketball and the Olympics, in addition to managing the NEXT franchise. She readily admits that the coolest and most fun part of her job was running the Body Issue.


joanne Smith

Joanne N. Smith is Founder and Executive Director of Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) tasked with bringing it closer to its mission through strategic planning, development, and leadership cultivation.  A Haitian – American Social Worker, Smith founded GGE in 2001 with the support of the Open Society Institute to end gender-based violence and promote gender, race and class equality. Read more at



This event is co-produced with New York Liberty.

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The New York Liberty basketball team, entering into its 16th year of operation with the 2012 WNBA season, is a part of The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ: MSG) a fully-integrated sports, entertainment and media business. The company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the company’s overall business, which is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distrib

utes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports consists of owning and operating sports franchises, including the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the Connecticut Whale (AHL). MSG Sports also features other sports properties, including the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, track and field and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from MSG’s venues.  MSG Media consists of the MSG Networks (MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD) regional sports networks and the Fuse Networks (Fuse and Fuse HD), a national television network dedicated to music.  MSG Entertainment is one of the country’s leaders in live entertainment.  MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes.  MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in MSG’s diverse collection of venues.  These venues include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre and the Wang Theatre.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.


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Women's eNews HQ
6 Barclay Street
6th Floor
New York, NY NY10007

Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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