The New York Liberty and Chase stand to change the narrative of girls in sports through a series of empowerment seminars for 2,000+ girls during the Liberty 20th anniversary season. In an effort to inspire young girls to set and reach goals, Liberty players, coaching staff, and women across various industries will tell their stories at these seminars throughout the year.

EMPOWERMENT PANEL IN MANHATTAN

Centers Kiah Stokes and Carolyn Swords were joined by legends Sue Wicks and Kym Hampton to host a Girls Empowerment Clinic presented by Chase at the William F. Passannante Ballfield in Manhattan. After shooting some baskets with a few of the attendees, the panel that represented two generations of Liberty stars, shared their personal stories, about what challenges they had overcome, setting goals in all aspects of your life, and the importance of education.

EMPOWERMENT PANEL AT DYCKMAN PARK

Liberty point guard Brittany Boyd was joined by legends Kym Hampton and Sue Wicks for an empowerment panel for girls at Dyckman Park. The women shared personal stories, and the different journey that took each of them to the WNBA, then answered questions from the group centered around themes of self confidence, and overcoming obstacles. At the conclusion of the event, the trio signed autographs, and Brittany Boyd played a little bit of basketball with some of the young women in attendance.

MSG TRAINING CENTER EMPOWERMENT CLINIC

It was an inspiring evening at MSG Training Center when the New York Liberty and Chase partnered with the Garden of Dreams Foundation to host an empowerment clinic and panel for more than 100 girls. Teresa Weatherspoon, Kym Hampton, Rebecca Harlow, Damaris Lewis, and New York State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins spoke to the group, sharing messages about self-esteem and building confidence, and the group was able to meet with the panelists, and participate in a basketball clinic with Spoon and Kym sharing their knowledge on the court as well.

EMPOWERMENT DISCUSSION AT UNCOMMON CHARTER IN BROOKLYN

Speaking to several hundred girls at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn, the Liberty-Chase Girls Empowerment Program brought insight from former Liberty legends and Madison Square Garden executives to students eager to listen and interact with their mentors. It was important for the group to hear from a diverse group of women with different backgrounds and career paths, and take in messages of encouragement about what is necessary in order to find success, overcome obstacles, and have high self-esteem.

LIBERTY PREGAME EMPOWERMENT PANEL

Prior to a New York Liberty game at Madison Square Garden, the team partnered with Chase to host a Girls Empowerment Panel in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The speakers included Liberty legends Sue Wicks and Kym Hampton, SVP for Business & Basketball Operations Kristin Bernert, MSG Network analyst Ros Gold-Onwude, and JP Morgan Chase executive Nubia Murray, as they spoke to the group about their own professional backgrounds and what led them into the roles they have today.