Vanessa BryantFighting for Girl Power

Just days ahead of Super Bowl LIV, the wife of the late Kobe BryantAt the 3rd Annual Sports Power Brunch presented by Champion, a celebration honoring powerful women in entertainment and sports, Alicia was recognized.

Arriving in a floor length hot pink dress, matching pink stilettos and her hair tossed in voluminous curls, Vanessa, 39, received the Be Your Own Champion Award for her work with Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. 

In her February 8 speech, she stated that as a mother to four strong daughters, “I care deeply about not just leveling the playing fields for girls but also elevating them.” “I hope to show our youth that girls are as capable as boys. Sometimes, even more so.”

With her daughter Gianna “Gigi”—who was killed at the age of 13 in a helicopter crash in January 2020 along with her NBA star father—Vanessa is also mom to daughters Natalia, 19, Bianka6, and CapriKobe, 2 years old; she also shares her love for.