Jeannie Buss, the owner and executive producer of Women of Wrestling was one of several people profiled in Variety’s 2022 Women’s Impact Report. The report honored women in leadership positions within the entertainment industry.
Buss’ profile is described as follows:
“The most powerful woman in pro sports, Lakers controlling owner and president Buss is bringing her vision of female empowerment to WOW — Women of Wrestling. “It was important for me to invest my personal funds into opportunities for women in sports that would build a successful business model for years to come,” she says. “Since the passage of Title IX, there has been a surge in the growth of women participating in college athletics. The only disappointment is that, once their college eligibility is over and unless they are going to the WNBA or professional tennis or golf, there are not a lot of places for women to showcase their athletic talent. WOW allows women to be center stage and have a platform to show off their athleticism and performance skills.”