A special conversation with Olympic legend Katie Ledecky

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Don’t miss our upcoming exclusive AWSM digital event featuring one of the United States’ greatest stars heading into the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Katie Ledecky, a seven-time Olympic gold medalist and the winningest swimmer, female or male, in world championship history, will join AWSM chair Christine Brennan for a wide-ranging conversation about Olympic competition, the challenges of being a dominant female performer, protecting your mental health, interacting with the sports media and more. She will then answer select questions from our online audience.

This must-see event will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Eastern Time / 6 p.m. Central Time / 4 p.m. Pacific Time. The event is open only to Association for Women in Sports Media members. If you are not a member, you can visit awsmonline.org/membership to join the organization and the conversation with Ledecky.

Ledecky, a Stanford graduate, has won 10 Olympic medals and 21 world championship gold medals. She recently passed Michael Phelps as the swimmer with the most career individual world titles and is the first swimmer to ever win six consecutive world titles in an individual event (the 800-meter freestyle). Ledecky currently holds 16 world records and 37 American records.

Brennan is an award-winning national sports columnist for USA Today, a commentator for CNN, ABC News, PBS NewsHour and National Public Radio and a best-selling author. She has covered the past 20 Olympic Games, both summer and winter, helping put Ledecky’s dominance into context for readers and viewers. She served as AWSM’s first president and started the AWSM Scholars program that has supported more than 200 students since its creation.

About AWSM: The Association for Women in Sports Media is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1987 as a support network and advocacy group for women who work in all levels of sports media. AWSM membership is available to those of all genders working at the student and professional levels of sports media, along with those who have retired or left the industry. In addition to digital and in person guest speakers and networking events, AWSM provides student scholarships (AWSM Scholars), a robust job board, mid-career mentor programs (AWSM Champions), an annual convention and more. Visit awsmonline.org/membership to join at rates of $25 for students and $50 for professionals.

Support AWSM: We need your help as we push to meet the needs of women working in sports media. You can donate by visiting awsmonline.org/donate. In addition to checks, tax deductible payments can be sent via PayPal, Venmo and Zelle. For more information, email awsmboard@gmail.com or AWSM treasurer Jenny Dial Creech at jennydcreech@gmail.com.

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