New York Liberty Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is an annual celebration of women’s contributions and achievements in American history. The 2024 theme for Women’s History Month celebrates Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. (National Women’s History Alliance).

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the New York Liberty teamed up with the Brooklyn Nets to host an all-girls clinic at the Barclays Center. Sponsored by CarMax, the 40 participants took part in a variety of basketball fundamentals including ball-handling, passing, conditioning, and more. New York Liberty Assistant Coach, Roneeka Hodges and Brooklyn Nets Legend, Albert King joined a Q&A session hosted by DJ Ria to discuss gender equity in sports, women mentors, and the importance of amplifying the WNBA.

New York Liberty Vice President of Business Operations, Morgan Taylor and 2023 WNBA MVP, Breanna Stewart visited University Heights High School in the Bronx for their WHM school assembly. Taylor and Stewart spoke to over 400 students surrounding their women mentors, the importance of women in leadership roles, and provided some advice to the next generation of leaders!

University Heights High School is a New York City Department of Education (DOE) school, grades 9 to 12, dedicated to sound academic performance and a safe space that supports and respects all individuals.

To close out Women’s History Month, the New York Liberty and Webull hosted a Fireside Chat at Webull’s HQ in lower Manhattan. New York Liberty CEO, Keia Clarke joined Webull Chief Strategy Officer, Arianna Adams for a conversation focused on financial literacy and women in business. Additionally, the New York Liberty and Webull donated $10,000 to Bottomless Closet in honor of Women’s History Month.

Bottomless Closet provides free resources and tools to empower disadvantaged women across New York City to enter the workforce and succeed.

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