NEW YORK — Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd.
The free, online Annual Salute to Women in Sports can be viewed Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Yahoosports.com.
The theme is Speak with Sport, recognizing athletes and leaders who are speaking up about equality and social justice. In a video montage, Brady says, “Let’s keep pushing forward and breaking new ground.”
The players of the WNBA, who raised awareness of the police killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, will receive the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns will be honored for her leadership in corporate America, along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians for his inclusive hiring practices.
The event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Original 9,” Billie Jean King and eight other women who broke away from the tennis