LEAD Summit Update, 5/9

Special Guest Speaker Announcement

The LEAD Sports Summit is extremely excited to announce that our Special Guest Speaker and Mentor is...


Missy Franklin!


Missy has inspired thousands of young girls and women around the world since her performance in the London 2012 Olympics where she earned 4 gold medals and 1 bronze medal. We are so honored for Missy to join the LEADteam and empower the girls participating in the event. 

I could not be more excited to be a part of the first ever LEAD Summit. I am so proud of everything this summit stands for and am honored to be a part of something so special.
— Missy Franklin, LEAD Special Guest and Mentor

Speaker Spotlight

Missy Franklin is a 2-time Olympian (2012, 2016) and 5-time Olympic gold medalist. She is the current world record holder in the 200-meter backstroke. Missy co-starred in the inspiring documentary film Touch the Wall with LEAD founder Kara Lynn Joyce as they trained for the 2012 Olympic Trials. She is also the author of Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion, along with her parents. 

As LEAD's Special Guest Speaker and Mentor, Missy will talk with participants about her journey in swimming and life, as well as her demeanor both in times of success and in failure.

Leadership Corner


Empowering young girls and women is a movement we strive to take part in each and every day. In the Leadership Corner, we spotlight important stories on girls and women who inspire us.