Women in Sports

The world of sport has always been male-orientated since its formal inception in 776 BCE, at the first Olympic Games. Male athletes and teams have continuously received more screen time and investment than their female counterparts, perpetuating the bias that undermines women in sports.  

In a survey, 40% of women working in sport reported feeling less valued than men in the workplace, reflecting the culture of inequality. Women in sports speakers can supply a powerful insight into this competitive environment, opening audiences’ eyes to the obstacles that female athletes face.  

For corporate guests, these speakers inspire audiences with their unwavering strength. Having smashed glass ceilings in their respective sports, hiring a female athlete for your event will ensure attendees come away empowered.  

Discover the leading women in sports available to book for your event, in our selection below. 

Anita Asante

Football Defender for Aston Villa, English National Team & London 2012 Olympic Squad

Charlotte Edwards

Former England Cricket Captain & First Female Cricketer to Score 2000 Runs In T20I Internationals

Debra Searle

Business Founder, Professional Adventurer, TV Presenter & World Championship Gold Medallist

Eilidh McIntyre

Winner of the Olympic Gold Medal in the Women’s 470 Sailing Class in Tokyo 2020 & Host of the Out of the Shadows Podcast

Ellen MacArthur

Solo Long-Distance Yachtswoman & World Record for the Fastest Solo Circumnavigation of the Globe

Helen Richardson-Walsh

Youngest Ever Woman to Represent Team GB Hockey at the Olympics, Capped 293 Times for GB & England

Hope Powell

First female coach of an England national side & driving force behind professional contracts in women's football

Jessica Ennis-Hill

2012 Olympic Champion, 2010 European Champion & Three Time World Champion in the Heptathlon

Women in sports speakers are regularly booked for corporate events and conferences, where they recount the sexism faced on their journeys to the top. Audiences take away from their talks the mindset needed to rise above prejudice and succeed in the face of discrimination.  

This National Girls & Women in Sports Day, which takes place on Thursday 1st February 2024, hire a woman in sports to celebrate the event. The attitude these athletes instil in audiences leads to improved workplace performance, as a confident and empowered team drives corporate success.  

Contact a booking agent today to hire a woman in sport for your event. Our team will manage every stage of the process, to ensure your event is truly unforgettable.