Welcome to the Global Women’s Basketball Association, the ultimate destination for professional women’s basketball worldwide. Our league boasts top teams from the United States with partnerships abroad, all united in our unwavering pursuit of excellence, unity, and character. Our shared values of togetherness and equality are the driving force behind our commitment to being bigger, better, and bolder than ever before. We are dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience for fans from all walks of life.
Founded in 2016 by Sonya Nichols, a former James Madison University Women’s Basketball athlete from Chicago, Illinois, our league provides a professional platform for basketball players to continue their careers and showcase their talents against elite athletes from around the globe. In the GWBA, we are devoted to being the foremost brand of women’s basketball, setting a standard of excellence that inspires athletes and fans of all walks.
GWBA League President/Founder
Thank you for supporting the Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA); we are glad you’re here! The GWBA is a premiere professional women’s basketball league in North America that I established in 2016. The GWBA provides an opportunity for professional athletes to continue their passion and allow others to pursue a paid career beyond their collegiate success. We provide quality entertainment for fans, organizations, and athletes at the professional level domestically and internationally. Our mission is to create a bigger, bolder brand of women’s basketball for years to come, and this couldn’t be possible without your support.
Due to the limited roster spots in the WNBA, I started this league because of my love for the game and to give back to female athletes pursuing their dreams. In addition to the WNBA, the GWBA has the most competitive teams and players in the United States. It’s an honor to establish a league of this magnitude with so many great people.
On behalf of the GWBA to YOU, our fans, supporters, and partners, we value you, we appreciate you, and we look forward to seeing you at the games. Blessings.