Katie Piper

Acid Attack Survivor, Founder of the Katie Piper Foundation & Mental Health Activist

  • Sulphuric acid attack survivor
  • 2011 Best Documentary Programme Award winner for Katie: My Beautiful Face
  • 2011 You Can Award winner at the Sainsbury’s Women of the Year Awards
  • 2010 Women to Watch: Inspiration Award at the Red Hot Women Awards
  • Nominated for a BAFTA Award Best Single Documentary for Katie: My Beautiful Face
  • Received an OBE in 2022

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Katie Piper Beautiful
Beautiful: A Beautiful Girl. An Evil Man. One Inspiring True Story of Courage
Katie Piper Things I'd Tell My Child
Things I’d Tell My Child
Katie Piper Beautiful Ever After
Beautiful Ever After

Katie Piper is a true inspiration to all, having survived a horrific acid attack that left her with severe burns to her face and body. Since the traumatic day, Katie has undergone intensive surgery to reconstruct features of her face, remaining courageous in the process. The founder of the Katie Piper Foundation, Katie is also booked as a motivational female speaker and is widely known for speaking on topics such as body positivity, body confidence, anxiety, self-confidence and more.

Katie enjoyed a career as a model in various fashion and glamour jobs and as a digital TV presenter. Unfortunately, Katie caught the eye of Daniel Lynch, the man who would go on to organise an acid attack carried out on Katie on the 31st  of March 2008.  Katie had sulphuric acid thrown at her face and body, leaving her with horrific burns and having to undergo various skin graft procedures. Since her attack, Katie has made it her mission to support other burns victims, setting up the Katie Piper Foundation to raise awareness of burns victims.Her work with other victims through the foundation saw her receive an OBE in 2022.

Katie has since authored several books about her life story and appeared on the likes of Loose Women, This Morning, Lorraine and Good Morning Britain. She has starred in the programmes Katie: My Beautiful Face, Katie: My Beautiful Friends, Katie: The Science of Seeing Again, Bodyshockers and more. In reward of her courage, Katie has been awarded the Women to Watch: Inspiration Award at the Red Hot Women Awards 2010 and the You Can Award at the Sainsbury’s Women of the Year Awards 2011. She has also been the recipient of the Best Documentary Programme Award for Katie: My Beautiful Face and been nominated for a BAFTA Award.

With a truly inspirational story of courage and positivity to her name, Katie is now often booked as a female motivational speaker for events. Having battled through adversity, Katie is an advocate of mental health- speaking on topics such as self-confidence, body positivity, anxiety and more. Openly discussing her own battles with mental health, Katie empowers and motivates others to overcome their hardest challenges in life and is a fantastic female motivational speaker.

Official Testimonials

Katie Piper is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Katie was spot on- an inspirational story on achieving triumph over adversity, told with warmth and humour. How Katie can be so compassionate given what she’s been through is remarkable”

Royal Mail

“Katie kindly spoke at our annual Excellence in Skills Awards Evening, where we celebrate the achievements of our students, whether it be academically or personally. She gave an inspirational talk about overcoming obstacles and how the mind can be a very powerful tool in life. The room of over 300 people, students, their families, business guests and teaching staff fell silent and everyone has commented on what a great, fitting choice Katie was. She was a lovely lady to work with and would thoroughly recommend her to others”

Peterborough Regional College

“Very passionate and professional. She captured the audience and moved them”


“Katie was amazing yesterday, thank you! Her story is so inspiring and she came across as really humble and down to earth. Thank you for all of your help”

Vicky, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

“Please send our thanks to Katie for what was a fantastic event yesterday for Women’s Health Month. She is so incredibly inspirational and such a fantastic speaker. Her messages were so thought-provoking and feedback from across the firm has been exceptional – we feel lucky to have had her come in. Thanking you also for all your help organising. Looking forward to the Men’s Health event next month”

Sarah, HR Specialist, Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP

To enquire about Katie Piper for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@female-motivational-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9158 282.