Freedom Fighter

Selected #9 overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft, Layshia is currently the point guard for the New York Liberty. Recently re-elected to a second term as WNBPA Vice President she helped negotiate a groundbreaking CBA Agreement that will serve as a bedrock for women’s professional sports leagues moving forward. A current member of both 5×5 and 3×3 National Team pools, Layshia captured gold with Team USA in the 2018 FIBA World Championships. In 2017, Layshia was named a WNBA All Star, led the league in total assists and broke the franchise record for assists in a single season. Clarendon was Cal’s leading scorer while in college where they led the Golden Bears to the first Final Four in school history. During their senior season she was an All-Pac-12 first team selection and the Pac-12 women’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Clarendon is a noted social advocate, speaker and writer, who is often asked to lend their voice and opinions on various social topics. She has been published in The Players’ Tribune, Mic, Esquire and ESPN. In the off-season, you can find them on the sidelines providing color commentary for the Pac-12 Network.

Summits Attended: 2020 Debug, 2022 Pride, 2022 SF, 2023 SF

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.