Known for her achievements as Britain’s most successful female boxer of all time, Nicola Adams has made history in the ring and now uses her platform to champion diversity and inclusion, particularly in sport. Having received an OBE in 2016 for her services to boxing, Nicola’s dedication is undeniable and since retiring she has continued to be committed to her work as a speaker, most recently adapting her services to a virtual format whilst maintaining audience engagement.
Bursting onto the headlines in 2012, Nicola became the first woman to win a Gold in boxing for team Great Britain. Gaining icon status for her incredible feat, Nicola repeated her success in an equally nail-biting match against Sarah Ourahmoune at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Additionally, Nicola won the 2011 European Championships, 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 World Championships. Reaching the highest achievements as an amateur boxer, Nicola turned professional in 2017 in a highly anticipated move which saw her shortly after crowned the WBO Flyweight female in 2019.
As an openly gay, athlete, Nicola has used her platform to educate others on the need for inclusivity in sports, particularly in male-dominated ones such as boxing. Additionally, Nicola has been an advocate on the race debate, raising awareness for the ongoing need for acceptance, using her experiences for support. As a virtual speaker, Nicola offers implantable advice to audiences on establishing a diverse culture, no matter the industry. In 2012 she was named the Most Influential LGBT People in Britain by The Independent, a testament to the power of her platform.
Since retiring in 2019 due to injury, Nicola has remained in the spotlight, making history as the first same sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing, and was named in first place on the DIVA Power List of the UK’s Most Eminent Lesbian & Bisexual Women. Currently, Nicola dedicates much of her time to speaking events and has recently adopted her talks to resonate in a virtual format.
Most recently, Nicola Adams was inducted into the Top Virtual Speakers Available to Hire, commending her passion as an advocate of diversity and inclusion within a male-dominated industry.
Nicola Adams is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:
“Fantastic! Nicola was open, honest and inspiring. It went amazingly well and we can’t wait to have her back.”