2011 Inspiring Women

Katie Couric, the first solo female evening news anchor and author of “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives,” is the recipient of the 2011 WNBA Inspiration Award, WNBA President Laurel Richie announced today.

The WNBA will present the Inspiration Award recognizing an individual who inspires others through her personal and professional leadership at the league’s sixth annual WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon. This special luncheon will celebrate people who have blazed new paths on the court, in the boardroom, and in the community on Tuesday, May 24, at Gotham Hall in New York City. More than 400 people from the worlds of entertainment, sports, business, and politics are expected to attend.

“Katie Couric’s incredible leadership in the news industry along with her selfless efforts to increase cancer awareness and screenings has made her a true inspiration not only in her field but for the millions of women and young people who aspire to do great things just like her,” said Richie. “The WNBA is thrilled to recognize Katie and her outstanding accomplishments with the 2011 WNBA Inspiration Award.”

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