Alicia McConnell, Director, Athlete Services and Programs, United States Olympic Committee

“Yolanda is a connector, advocate, trailblazer and promoter at all levels of sport. She has had a direct impact on moving women’s sport forward through her undivided attention in assisting athletes succeed in sport and life. I have had the fortune of knowing Yo since I first attended the Women’s Sport Foundation Dinners in the 1990’s. As an athlete in a small non-Olympic sport (squash), I was honored to be treated with the same attentiveness as the high profile athletes, which is a direct reflection of her character.”