Martine Wright is a courageous survivor of the Aldgate Underground explosion during the Circle Line terrorist attacks on the 7th of July 2005. Amazingly, Martine survived to tell the tale of the horrors on that day after losing 80% of her blood, being in a coma for countless days, undergoing gruelling surgeries to get her life back on track and losing both legs. Now booked as a female motivational speaker, Martine inspires other women and men alike with how she overcame such adversity.
After gathering with friends to celebrate the announcement of London hosting the Olympics, Martine’s life would change forever. Boarding the Circle Line tube, Martine sat just three feet away from the suicide bomber. After the explosion, Martine was left trapped in the debris of the tube train for over an hour, amazingly living to tell the tale of the horrific event. Since the attack, Martine has gone on to find success as part of the 2012 London Olympic Games Team GB women’s sitting volleyball crew.
Having enjoyed playing for and captaining Team GB Paralympic volleyball, Martine has also since been invited to present coverage for Channel 4 and the BBC on the Invictus Games and the Paralympics. Commended for overcoming the adversity that life dealt her, Martine has also been appointed MBE for Services to Sport and awarded the BBC Sports Personality Helen Rollason Award. She has also authored Unbroken: My Story of Survival from 7/7 Bombings to Paralympic Success, which saw her awarded the Autobiography of the Year from the Sports Books Awards.
Now a popular choice as a female motivational speaker, Martine courageously tells her story of the 7/7 bombings. The last rescued survivor from the devastation, Martine is a true role model for overcoming adversity and empowers other women to tackle challenges head-on. Widely regarded as a formidable and powerful heroine, Martine inspires audiences with her tales of Paralympic success and epitomises mental resilience. When looking for a female speaker who will inspire all, look no further than the incredibly empowering Martine Wright.
Martine Wright is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“It was brilliant, the feedback we have had already is overwhelmingly positive! So please do forward onto Martine with our thanks, and the message that she has made a huge impact on so many of us!”
“It was a great pleasure to have met you and attended your short programme on leadership. You were able to connect and engage with a large CIO/CFO group and presented like an insider talking our language. With credible evidence, you have successfully laid the seeds of positive engagement and collaboration into the mind of these leasers which I believe is critical for our success. Borrowing words from our CFO, your session was of high quality and with the right impact. Looking forward to working with you in the future”
“It was fantastic, we’ve had such lovely feedback so far! Thanks for all your help in setting up”