We are so excited to announce that Riley Gaines will be the keynote speaker at our upcoming Paul Ramsey Award Dinner. Early bird tickets will be sold until 3/31/204, at which point, the price is going up! Get your tickets now, right here.

Riley Gaines is a leader defending women’s single-sex spaces, advocating for equality and fairness, and standing up for women’s safety, privacy, and equal opportunities.

Gaines graduated from the University of Kentucky, where she was a 12x All-American swimmer.

Riley has made waves for speaking out after tying UPenn’s Lia Thomas, a biological male swimmer on the women’s team, at the 2022 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.

After Riley directly experienced competing against a man in women’s sports, being forced without warning or consent to undress before the fully intact male, and subjected to discrimination by the NCAA, she became one of the most powerful voices to speak out against the injustice, challenging the rules of the NCAA, USA Swimming, International Olympic Committee (IOC), and other governing bodies.

Riley is now the director of the Riley Gaines Center at the Leadership Institute, she is an ambassador for Independent Women’s Voice, and the host of the podcast, “Gaines for Girls.” Through all her various efforts she is making real change to defend women’s rights and single spaces.