Virginia Gilder

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Ginny Gilder
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Personal information
Birth name Virginia Anne Gilder
Born (1958-06-04) June 4, 1958 (age 58)
New York, New York
Alma mater Yale University (1979)
Occupation entrepreneur, investor
Other interests co-owner of Seattle Storm

Virginia Anne "Ginny" Gilder (born June 4, 1958) is an American former competitive rower and Olympic silver medalist. She was a member of the American women's quadruple sculls team that won the silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.[1]

She is the daughter of Richard Gilder and was raised on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.,[2][3] where she attended the Chapin School. For high school she attended a boarding school, graduating one year early.[2] Gilder went on to study history at Yale University,[2] graduating in 1979.[3] She was first selected for the U.S. Olympic team in 1980, the year that the United States boycotted the Olympic Games.[2]

Gilder works as an investor and she is a co-owner of the Seattle Storm, a professional women's basketball team in the WNBA.[2][4]

She is the author of Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX[5] which was released April 14, 2015 by Beacon Press. The paperback and audiobook were released April 12, 2016.


  1. ^ "Ginny Gilder". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Brewer, Jerry (September 25, 2012). "Storm co-owner Gilder's resolve takes your breath away". Seattle Times. 
  3. ^ a b Borzilleri, Meri-Jo (March–April 2011). "Taking Seattle by Storm". Yale Alumni Magazine. Virginia Gilder '79 
  4. ^ "Force 10 Hoops LLC". Seattle Storm / WNBA. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gilder, Ginny (2015-04-14). Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX. Beacon Press. ISBN 9780807074770.