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. 

Katherine Grainger

The UK’s Most Decorated Female Olympian & 5 Time Olympic Medallist

Kellie Maloney

Former Leading Boxing Promoter & Manager of Lennox Lewis, Transgender Champion & TV Personality

Martina Navratilova

Former Professional Tennis Player Considered Amongst the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time

Nicola Adams

First Female Boxer To Become An Olympic Champion & First Female Boxer To Win An Award From the Boxing Writers’ Club

Nicola Bearne

Head of Internal Communications for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team, Member of the Institute of Internal Communication & Nominated for the Indigogold Work Psychology Innovation Award 2020

Paula Radcliffe

Three Time London Marathon Winner & Former Fastest Female Marathon Runner of All Time

Penny Mallory

First Woman to Drive a Ford Focus World Rally Car & Former Champion Rally Driver

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.