Since its formal inception, the world of sports has always been dominated by men. The bias that disadvantages women in sports have continued because male athletes and teams have consistently received a greater focus on television and financial support. Women athletes can provide audiences a compelling perspective into this competitive arena by bringing to light the challenges that female athletes must overcome.
These athlete Women’s History Month speakers motivate audiences with their unwavering strength for corporate audiences. By choosing a female athlete for your event who has broken barriers in her sport, you can be sure that your guests will leave feeling inspired.
Shannon Miller is a top motivational speaker, an expert in women’s health, cancer survivor, and former Olympic gymnast. Miller has seven Olympic medals, making her one of the most decorated Olympic gymnasts ever. She is the only female athlete to have been inducted twice—as an individual in 2006 and as a team in 2008—into the US Olympic Hall of Fame. She currently holds the positions of President of the Shannon Miller Foundation, which works to combat childhood obesity, and President of Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women.
Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King is one of the most important and revered figures of the 20th century. In 1987, four years after retiring from her tennis career, King was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame for all of her achievements. She was the first tennis player to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. King has played a significant role in the battle for equality and equal rights for all people from the latter stages of her career till the present.
Gabby Douglas is an artistic gymnast and Olympic medalist. She won the world all-around silver medal in 2015 and the Olympic all-around gold medal in 2012. At the 2012 London Olympics, when Gabby Douglas was 16 years old, she made history by becoming the first African-American female to win a gold medal in the women's all-around gymnastics competition. Douglas has also achieved success as a best-selling author since the Olympics. She published her first autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, in 2012; it details her rise from Virginia State Champion at age eight to cultural hero. She published Raising The Bar as a follow-up to that book in 2013.
Becky Hammon is a professional basketball coach and former player who currently serves as the head coach of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces. She was formerly an assistant coach with the National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs. Hammon was the first woman to work as a full-time professional assistant coach for a major professional sports team.
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