Original broadcast on October 13, and airing on Yahoo Sports. Presented by Athleta, espnW, Gatorade, NBC Sports Group and Yahoo Sports.
Last year’s World No. 1 Women’s Tennis player and the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles, Naomi Osaka is a social justice advocate, powerful voice on mental health, and champion for girls and women in sports.
The highest-ranking woman in Major League Baseball, and the first female GM in league history, receives this year’s honor. A collegiate softball player turned baseball executive, Ng is committed to growing the ‘game’ for more women across the industry.
A leading national voice on behalf of women athletes, gender equity and Title IX, receives this year’s honor. A former collegiate and professional tennis player, Scott has a deep appreciation for the athlete’s journey and has championed equality throughout his career in sports.
Mom-athlete, advocate, 18-time World Championship medalist, powerhouse and this year’s WSF Individual Sportswoman of the Year Award winner.
Olympic gold medalist. The U.S. women swept Brazil and Larson’s incredible performance, including being named both Olympic Most Valuable Player and best outside hitter of this historic team, is why she is this year’s WSF Team Sportswoman of the Year Award winner.
Billie Jean King and the Women’s Sports Foundation invite you to join us for the biggest night in women’s sports! We will bring together girls, athletes, coaches, sports influencers and celebrities for a special in-person and broadcast event to celebrate the power of sport.
The event proceeds help strengthen and expand participation and leadership opportunities for girls and women.
Read about our honorees, special guests and more in the 2021 Salute Journal >>
In-person: At the New-York Historical Society
6PM ET | Hosted by Katrina Adams. Cocktail dinner reception with champion athletes, nationally broadcast awards show screening, and dessert afterglow
Virtually: Nationally broadcast awards show, hosted by Jessica Mendoza
8PM ET | Airing on Yahoo Sports. Mark your calendars!
Wilma Rudolph Courage Award
Naomi Osaka, four-time Grand Slam Champion
Billie Jean King Leadership Award
Kim Ng, General Manager, Miami Marlins
Champion for Equality Award
Larry Scott, former Commissioner, Pac 12; former Chairman & CEO, WTA Tour
Sportswoman of the Year Award, Individual Sport
Allyson Felix, 11-time Olympic medalist
Sportswoman of the Year Award, Team Sport
Jordan Larson, Olympic gold medalist and MVP
WSF is delighted to offer two ways to participate in the 2021 Annual Salute to Women in Sports: in person, at the spectacular New-York Historical Society, or virtually, through a national broadcast. Reserve your place now to join us in New York, as space is limited!
Proceeds from the Annual Salute support WSF programs and advocacy dedicated to strengthening and expanding access to sport for all girls and women.
As our guests, healthy and safety are our first priority. Please review our COVID-19 event safety protocol >>
All supporters at these benefit levels will be recognized via WSF social media channels.
The non-deductible portion of each level is $145/guest.
For more information, email Cheryl Bliss: CBliss@WomensSportsFoundation.org
If you cannot join us for the Annual Salute but still wish to support the WSF’s critical advocacy, research and community impact programs, consider a making a donation today. Use the link below and see the impact of your support on keeping girls and women in the game.