Sportswoman of the Year

Each year, we honor two Sportswomen whose performances in the past year have been exceptional. It is our recognition of the best of the best. Learn More & Vote

Billie Jean King Contribution Award

Tennis player Billie Jean King speaks onstage during the 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for WSF)

Presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the advancement of women’s sports and to the WSF specifically. Learn More

Wilma Rudolph Courage Award

American Wilma Rudolph on the award podium with Dorothy Hyman and G. Leone after winning the gold medal in the 200 meter sprint at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. (Photo by: Hulton Deutch/Getty Images)

Given to a female athlete who exhibits extraordinary courage in her athletic performance, demonstrates the ability to overcome adversity, makes significant contributions to sports and serves as an inspiration and role model to those who face challenges, overcomes them and strives for success at all levels. Learn More

ANNIKA Inspiration Award

From 2009 - 2013 and in partnership with Annika Sorenstam's ANNIKA Foundation, we honored a girl who demonstrated athleticism, dedication, leadership and the ability to inspire others. Learn More


We honored the most accomplished women in sports and the girls they inspire with ESPN’s Bonnie Bernstein as the host of our 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala. WSF Founder Billie Jean King, WSF President Laila Ali, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre and Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter were among the high profile attendees alongside notable athletes such as Venus Williams (Tennis), Maya Moore (Basketball), Mallory Weggemann (Swimming), Michelle Kwan (Figure Skating), and members of the 2011 U.S. Women’s National Soccer team.


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