Meet the 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports

There was a time when sports was considered a man's world—but that's ancient history now. Whether it's breaking records, influencing thinking, making money or striving past what were once thought to be the limits of human ability, these women represent the best in the game—whatever that game happens to be. Tennis ace Serena Williams is synonymous with winning, the NFL's Dawn Hudson has helped her league persevere through some of its darkest days, and Hannah Storm has set gold-medal standards for TV sports journalism. A handful of our selections in Adweek's inaugural 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports have been Adweek Brand Geniuses of years past. It's the first of hopefully many more years of showcasing the best of the best, as the playing field fills up with more success stories every year. Congratulations to this year's winners, who will be celebrated during the Clio Sports gala in New York on July 7. —Michael Bürgi