Behind The Scenes

Power Of IX: Julie Foudy

Front Row spent some time with soccer analyst and espnW contributor Julie Foudy on one of her many visits to ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus this spring.

Foudy has been an advocate for women’s rights since her playing days with the U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team, and things are no different in her current role.

She has been a key part of The Power of IX: ESPN’s three-month companywide initiative recognizing the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

On this most recent visit, Foudy hosted a roundtable style discussion with Tony DiCicco (ESPN analyst and former National Team head coach), Kristine Lilly (23-year veteran of National Team), Heather O’Reilly (current national team star) and Donna De Varona (a founding member of the Women’s Sports Foundation).

The roundtable will be part of a documentary showcasing the 1999 U.S. Women’s World Cup gold-medal winning team, which will air on the 40th anniversary of Title IX, Saturday, June 23, at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

The 30-minute special is part of the network’s weekend of events and studio shows June 22-24 featuring women in sports across its television networks — ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Classic — highlighted by a full day of programming on June 23.

Foudy gives Front Row some insight on Title IX, ESPN’s commitment to women’s sports coverage and her time as a leader on the Women’s National Team.

For more on ESPN’s Power Of IX initiative, visit espnW.

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