Back in 2020, Jordan Brand first announced its impact-driven women’s collective initiative. Since then, the program has expanded globally and has seen two classes of female leaders learn, grow, and inspire the next generation. For the 2023 Jordan Brand Women’s Collective, the class is comprised of 11 culture shifters, community builders, and creatives across New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
The women selected for North America’s 2023 class all have a proven track record of uplifting others, while also sharing an immense passion for basketball and sneaker culture.
The 2023 Jordan Women’s North America Collective represents the intentionality and will for progress that the Jordan Brand team leads with daily.
These women are incredible additions to the global Jordan Women’s Collective, and I look forward to the ways our team will jointly partner with them to continue expanding the presence and advancement of women in this industry.Tonia Jones, Global VP and GM of Women’s at Jordan Brand
Jordan Brand is committed to supporting the momentum that women have been building in basketball and sneaker culture by amplifying their contributions through storytelling, exclusive experiences, and unique brand integrations.
As a growing collective of women supporting women, the 2023 class sets out to celebrate community over competition, create opportunities for societal advancement, and help the Jumpman to evolve and innovate for, with, and by women.
The 2023 class was nominated by its 2022 predecessors as a way of keeping the program interconnected and paying success forward through passing the torch.
The Jordan Women’s Collective is so exciting to me because we’re able to see Black and Brown women in major cities be able to show how important they are to basketball and sneaker culture in so many different ways. I love that you don’t have to be an athlete to participate and change the culture around sports.
The Collective is made up of so many different women who bring such unique backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives to the table.
Women are such an important driving force towards positive change in the streetwear community, and I’m happy that Jordan continues to champion and support these women to help move the culture forward to become a more inclusive space for everyone.Jess Sims, ESPN College Game-day Host and Peloton Instructor
This year’s class can look forward to participating in activities and experiences that allow each city’s cohorts to collaborate with one another, while also connecting with leaders in their communities.
The collective can also expect to work alongside members of the Jordan Brand and Nike family including Jordan Brand athletes, Peloton instructor and ESPN College Game-day Host Jess Sims, WNBA Athlete for the Chicago Sky Isabelle Harrison, WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes, and more.
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