2021 Girls Fest


Powered by WSF, National Girls & Women in Sports Day™ (NGWSD) draws national attention to the importance of equal opportunities in sport for girls and women. It’s a celebration and inspiration for girls across the country to unlock their limitless potential through sport. 

To celebrate the 35th NGWSD anniversary, the Women’s Sports Foundation is excited to host its first-ever Girls Fest, an online event geared towards elementary, middle and high school girls, and their families. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

4:00-5:30 p.m. EST

Streaming live on the WSF YouTube channel

Hosted by 

Phaidra KnightWorld Rugby Hall of Famer and WSF President  

Pepper PersleyYoung athlete and journalist 

LaChina RobinsonAward-winning basketball analyst 

Featured Programming 

Girls Fest will feature intimate interviews with collegiate athletes and champion athletes; an inside look from Olympic and Paralympic athletes training for Tokyo; a conversation by girls for girls on sports advocacy and how this generation will lead; and the kickoff to a new, star-studded fitness challenge. We are planning an exciting, free event you won’t want to miss! 

Special Guests 

Meryl Davis, Two-time Olympic Ice Dancing medalist 
Aja Evans, Olympic Bobsled bronze medalist
Adeline Gray, 5-time Wrestling World Champion and Olympian
Natasha HastingsTwo-time Olympic Track & Field gold medalist 
Nicole Heavirland, USA Women’s Rugby Sevens team gold medalist
Sophia Herzog, Paralympic Swimming silver medalist
Jessica Long, 23-time Paralympic Swimming medalist
Tatyana McFadden, 17-time Paralympic medalist & 24 Major Marathon wins
Lauren Quense, Villanova University Director of Softball Operations
Lily Roberts, Girl Up, Tennessee Coalition President
Yasmine Sanchez, 2019 ESPN Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award recipient
Naya TapperUSA Women’s Rugby Sevens team gold medalist
Girl athletesAvery, Austin, Haley, Lily and Mirabelle 

Where to Watch? 

Now more than ever, girls have the power to impact, influence and lead. This exciting, interactive Girls Fest is designed to honor and inspire elementary to high school girls for all that they are, and all that they can be. 

Head to the WSF YouTube channel to subscribe and join us for 2021 Girls Fest on February 3 at 4:00 p.m. EST!   

National Girls & Women in Sports Day  

Visit the official page for the celebration, download the event kit or find/share a community event.