HER Soccer Summit Kicks off August 10th-12th

Finally, a virtual soccer experience just for HER! Girls Soccer Network and Shawna Gordon are excited to bring you HER Soccer Summit!

Without question, one of the “highlights” of this pandemic is seeing how incredibly powerful our soccer community is. I am inspired every day by the creativity, support and energy I see from the safe, yet vibrant window of social media.

For so many girls across the country, not having soccer in the same way they’ve known all their lives has been a massive shift. No more practicing a few times a week; games and tournaments on weekends; and all the little social nuances that happen when you’re physically together with your team. While that can never be replaced, players have not only survived this crazy time, but some have actually managed to thrive.

We at GSN thought, “how can we be a part of this player education and entertainment movement more than we already are?” Well, it’s always been a dream of ours to do live events for our community, centered around a holistic, whole player approach rather than a tournament style competition. So, why not do it, but just do it virtually?

It all sounded great in our heads, but we needed that person to tie it all together and be the host. This person would not only have to have the same mission as GSN, but also be able to lead training sessions and communicate to the guests in an honest and relatable way. Enter the one and only Shawna Gordon!

Shawna’s passion for soccer is expressed through everything she does. Her work, her play and yes, even her fashion. In and around Los Angeles, Shawna has trained hundreds of players, but has a particular connection with girls, and they her.

Her skill is not just as a soccer coach and trainer, but also as a mentor and guide. Being there for the girls to help them speed up their dribbling is important to Shawna. Helping them navigate the world outside the lines is equally important. Her nonprofit, Football For Her, whose mission is to educate, motivate and develop confidence in girls on and off the pitch — helping them reach their goals regardless of their economic standing — was something we’d been excited about since she launched it. That said, it all came together when Shawna agreed to be our partner and help get this out of our heads and into the world. Giving  a percentage of what we make to Football for Her was the icing on the cake!


HER Soccer Summit is a three day virtual event series that will bring in top talent from the women’s soccer world that want to share their experiences and knowledge to the younger generation of players. Through training, Q & A’s and interactive segments, we think HER Soccer Summit will be an experience that girls of any age can enjoy. We hope you’ll tune in!

WHAT: HER Soccer Summit

DATE: August 10th – 12th

TIME: 9AM – 12PM PST each day

WHERE: Buy tickets for the virtual event here

Check out our lineup of guests below and drop a comment if you plan on attending!


Lisa Zimouche aka Lisa Freestyle was born in Banlieue, Paris. She played with PSG academy during her youth years but wanted to focus on freestyle, and empowering women through her discipline. At 21 she is the now one of the the most influential freestylers in the world. @lisafreestyle

Becky Sauerbrunn – USWNT central defender and former captain. Becky has been at the spine of team USA’s glory for years. She’s played for multiple NWSL teams and abroad and is currently with the Portland Thorns. @reeba04

Jamia Fields the So Cal native went to Florida State before being drafted by Boston Breakers. As a pro, she’s played overseas, for the Western New York Flash, Orlando Pride, and now with the current NWSL Champions, Houston Dash. Jamia’s love of fashion and passion for social justice makes her force of nature off the field as well as on. @jamiafields

Bec Wilcock is a Nike Running Coach, Nike Trainer, Ultra Marathoner, Model and Fitness Maven. Founder of HER, which is a global running community for women. @becwilcock

Amanda Ferranti – Amanda is the owner of Ferranti Empowerment where she works diligently as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and licensed soccer coach.  She is a Princeton Women’s Soccer alumna and former semi-professional player who uses her innovation, knowledge, and experiences to help youth players improve their decision making skills. @ajferranti8

Melissa Ortiz – Melissa was born in West Palm Beach, FL and is now based in NYC. She is a dual citizen (USA-Colombia) and represented the Colombian Women’s National Team for 8 years. She is now an on camera host, In-stadium host, social media influencer, female activist, and entrepreneur. @melissaortiz5

Tziarra King is one of the brightest new faces in the NWSL, Tziarra has already made an impression in her debut season by scoring an incredible goal in the Challenge Cup. At NC. State, she was a highly decorated player whose style and flare made an impact whether she was on the pitch or off. @tziarraking

Ali Riley – Ali is the true soccer journeywoman. Growing up playing in Los Angeles, and becoming captain of the New Zealand women’s National Team, itells you a little bit about the turf she’s covered in her career. Ali’s positivity and leadership is something she brings to each and every team she plays with. Currently, she’s with the Orlando Pride. @Rileythree

Hannah Lichtenstein is Girls Soccer Network Content Creator at Large! Hannah will give a talk on the historical context of women’s soccer and its unique and important place in the world. Not your average history lesson, this session will be punctuated by “fun” quizzes and games! @lichten12

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