About the Outspoken Awards
Women are rarely acknowledged for the monumental contributions they make to sport and to our lives. They are often taken for granted, working in the background without much recognition. The Outspoken Summit aims to change that by annually recognizing women in endurance sports for their contributions.
In 2019, the first-ever Women in Triathlon Awards celebrated women in 6 categories. Awards were presented in Tempe during the Outspoken Summit.
The 2020 and 2021 Women in Triathlon Awards were presented virtually and included 9 categories.
For 2022, we have expanded from the Women in Triathlon awards to also include the community of Gravel Cycling, along with endurance sports broadly.
TRIATHLON - ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: a pro or age group triathlete who has used her platform to advocate for and make positive change in triathlon.
OUTSTANDING MEDIA CONTRIBUTION: a written work, video, podcast, or social media platform with the intended purpose to encourage positive change in endurance sports, especially if the positive change is associated with raising the profile of women in the sport/addressing gender equity.
BUSINESS IMPACT AWARD: a woman in the business of endurance sport who is working to further women's equity or diversity. Can be a business owner or a women impacting the business of endurance sport.
OUTSPOKEN WOMAN OF THE YEAR: a woman who has advocated for and broken down barriers for women in endurance sports.
Triathlete, Outdoor Enthusiast, & Pedorthist
Feisty Media Chief of Staff & Gravel Cyclist
Dr Sara Gross
Feisty Media CEO & Founder
Community Builder Life Time & UNBOUND Gravel
Feisty Media Operator & Triathlete
Cycling Industry Leader