We are proud to present the 2018 Athlete Leadership Connection, the Women’s Sports Foundation’s exclusive, by-invitation-only development conference that addresses the unique needs and challenges of female athletes. Designed by athletes for athletes.

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Elana Meyers Taylor

Women's Sports Foundation
Elana Meyers Taylor is a four-time World Champion, six-time World Championships medalist, three-time Winter Olympian and medalist (2010, 2014, 2018) and 2015 World Cup Champion in bobsled.
The daughter of a professional football player, Elana was born in Oceanside, California, but grew up in Douglasville, Georgia. A naturally gifted athlete across many sports, she was drawn to softball and at 9 years old she declared her intention to become an Olympian. She attended George Washington University on a softball scholarship and went on to play professionally for the Mid-Michigan Ice.

In 2015, Elana made history, becoming the first woman to earn a sport on the US National Team competing with the men, as a 4-man bobsled pilot. She went on to become the first woman to win a medal in international competition in a men’s event. That same year, she won the 2015 World Championships in the 2-woman event, the first woman in US history to do so. That season she won 6 of 8 World Cup races and became the Overall World Cup Champion.

Elana served a six-year term as an athlete director on the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation board of directors and is currently a mentor for ClassroomChampions. Recently, George Washington University honored her with an honorary doctorate.

In 2018, at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Elana battled back and forth with Team Germany over the four heat Olympic competition, missing the gold medal by just .07. Elana intends to return to the Olympic Games in 2022 and once again fight for gold.

My Moderators Sessions

Tuesday, October 16

10:30am EDT