Basketball Legends Candace Parker and Baron Davis at ASU+GSV!

March 10, 2022


Announcing WNBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist, Candace Parker, and NBA All-Star and Studio Analyst, Baron Davis, to deliver this year's closing keynote at ASU+GSV 13.0. Join us for their conversation on Stage X, Wednesday, April 6, at the San Diego Shell!

About Candace Parker

As one of the most decorated women's basketball players of all-time and a two-time Olympic Gold Medalists, Candace Parker has already solidified herself as one of the most influential athletes of this generation. Both on and off the court, Parker has continued to build a legacy that she hopes will inspire others to break through glass-ceilings as she has. Off the court, she serves as the lone female sports analyst and commentator for Turner.

In 2008, Parker was selected as the No.1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks, following a champion career at Tennessee where she led the Lady Vols to consecutive NCAA championships in 2007 and 2008. Parker went on to become the first player to earn WNBA MVP and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season and was named Finals MVP after leading the Sparks to the 2016 WNBA title. After 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, Parker signed with the Chicago Sky and will make her return to her hometown in the upcoming season.

Throughout her career, Parker has built an outstanding honors list which includes three WNBA All-Star nods, the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game MVP Award, six All-WNBA selections, and the 2020 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Parker also led Team USA to gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

As a mother and a Black woman, Parker has developed into a bold, insightful and inspiring thought leader who is passionate about the importance of women's rights, voters' rights and Black Lives Matter. In September of 2020, Parker was the first women to join the Social Change Fund, the mission of which is to invest in and support organizations that are working to liberate Black people and advocate for indigenous people and communities of color through the lens of policy solutions, community representation and narrative change. With her heart, passion and competitiveness, Parker is already a role model for so many with much more to come.

About Baron Davis

Baron Davis is a two-time NBA All-Star, serial entrepreneur, investor, and creator of thought-provoking content and digital platforms.Through the process of being his own agent, he fast-forwarded in the role of being a business owner. He uses his platform and the knowledge he gained to support others by investing and funding entrepreneurs and start-ups that he believes in, including those created to impact society and encourage change.

Davis is an outspoken advocate for financial literacy, EdTech, and VC leaders from underrepresented communities and continues to see opportunities and gaps in several industries. Where he can’t find companies that fill those gaps, he creates them. He has founded several companies, including Sports, Lifestyle in Culture (SLiC), Business Inside the Game (B.I.G.), UWish and LAUNFD; each combines creative talent with original publication and production to develop and provide educational and empowering stories that appeal to global audiences of all ages. In addition to being one of the original investors in Vitaminwater, Davis helped launch Thrive Market. He most recently invested in Kitu Super Coffee, UNest,Hims, Triller, Sleeper, Thrive, H1, Cann Drinks, Caribu, Quip (Blue Scorpion), Complex, Task Human, Toucan, and Vidy. Davis also served as producer of several acclaimed documentaries, including “Crips and Bloods: Made In America,” “30 for 30: Sole Man,” and “The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce.”

Don't miss the keynote conversation with Candace Parker and Baron Davis on Stage X at the Shell on Wednesday night of ASU+GSV 13.0.