The Power of Women in Sports

Women's professional sports have gained momentum and recognition in recent years, and Tampa Bay plays a prominent role in this positive movement. With the addition of the first women's pro soccer league and the University of South Florida adding women's lacrosse and beach volleyball in 2024-25, plus hosting the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship and Women's Final Four in the next two years, there is a lot to discuss. These events not only showcase the talent and dedication of female athletes but also provide a platform for women's sports to reach a broader audience. We will hear from female leaders leading the way in this historical paradigm shift during this invigorating conversation as they highlight the growth of women's sports, specifically sponsor investment, broadcast deals, and the importance of grassroots participation, access, and equity.

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Analis Bailey is a multifaceted journalist and on-air host known for covering sports and entertainment. She is currently a reporter at Axios. Writing weekly newsletters, she explores sports data, and entertainment in big cities nationwide. Preceding her role at Axios, she was a sports reporter at USA TODAY covering all things trending and the intersection of sports, culture, race and gender. In 2022, Analis was awarded Outstanding Young Alumni at the University of South Carolina for achieving phenomenal work early in her career. Outside of work, you'll find Analis volunteering at her church as a youth group leader and a host for the church’s online live stream. She also enjoys spreading awareness about Alopecia.