Empowering female speakers for your International Women’s Day event
Women are making their mark in the fight against equality - and rightly so. On a day when we look to recognise every woman, we also look to inspire and remind women of their value and important place in society.
Celebrating the achievements of women
Until recently, men have dominated the sporting world. Yet, the supremacy that women are beginning to uphold has seen the dynamics of this world transform and International Women’s Day is just a symbolic celebration of how gender no longer stands in the way of passions and success.
Finding speakers for International Women’s Day
At PickStar, we’re lucky enough to work with inspiring female athletes every day. More than just sports stars, they have stories of inspiration, motivation, leadership, team work, resilience and much more.
Not only do they have great stories, many female sports stars are also highly experienced presenters, speakers and ambassadors, so you can be sure they’ll captivate your crowd.
So if you’re looking for the perfect guest speaker, keynote or MC for your International Women’s Day luncheon, event or occasion, here’s our top recommendations.
Not only has AFLW player and boxer Tayla Harris been an inspiration during the continual escalation of AFLW, she was at the core of women’s issues following the uproar of the goal kicking image posted to social media. This media storm saw Tayla’s maturity flourish and she led the movement in raising awareness around trolls and online bullying.
From record holder to Olympic gold medallist, swimming superstar Cate Campbell can put many accomplishments next to her name. Yet, in the realm of sporting success, she can attribute her success to the true challenges she has faced through cancer scares, body image issues and failure, all of which have facilitated the story that is Cate Campbell and her comeback success.
Despite a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Paralympian gold medallist Katrina Webb never let her love for sport evaporate. Showing how a weakness can be turned into a strength has inspired many women young and old, that disability should never be concealed, and success is a merely matter of true determination and passion.
In what was previously a male-dominated sport, AFLW star Abby Holmes is paving her way through sporting success on and off field. With her recent appearance on the hit reality TV show Survivor, Abbey has established herself as leading female in this ongoing fight for equality.
BMX and mountain bike champion, Caroline Buchanan has mastered the craft of success, through winning elite world championships in more than just one discipline, in more than one place. Parallel with this success comes her off-field rise to triumph with countless awards and recognition in which has founded her ability to use her platform to become a role model for all women in sport.
Aimee Massie has travelled the world with her elite skateboarding career, but an elevated motivation in building female’s confidence and self-worth in all areas sport has helped her drive a more fulfilling profession, especially sports with such a male governed stereotype.
Notably, one of Australia’s most successful female Olympians, Sally Pearson is recognised for her accomplishments, but like any, it came with an upheaval battle of extensive training, injuries, mental stamina and sustaining the fitness for elite championships. Now, as one of the fastest 100m hurdlers in history, she is also just as quickly fulfilling her ongoing role to support and inspire younger women in sport to overcome any challenge.
In the light of a recent bare-all, Olympic Gold Medallist Libby Trickett understands the ups and downs of fame and success. Little did she know, the post-natal depression she endured would be an even bigger challenge to overcome.
Using her diving platform as a chance to make a difference, Olympic Diver Melissa Wu has seen her career dive into ongoing success and her commitment to making a difference has landed her many ambassador roles as well becoming a true role model for the younger females taking up the sport.
Although the popularity of AFL shifted the dynamics of female sports, the momentum of netball never seemed to give way. With over a decade of sporting experience, Abbey McCulloch has now re-positioned her passion and commitment to the game into her role Channel 9 as a netball commentator.
As ambassadors for women’s rights, imparting their determination and empowerment is each talent’s topmost ambition.
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