Olympic Gold Medallist, Former British Record Holder in Hurdles and 100m, 3 x World Champion and 1 x European Champion
Jessica Ennis-Hill is an iconic retired British athlete, who has claimed multiple medals throughout her career – a true powerhouse of talent, and one of the most successful track and field athletes of the modern era. Jessica began her athletic career at an early age and has since gone on to set multiple records, winning her first senior competition medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games – claiming her first Bronze medal. In 2009, Jessica claimed her first World Championship title – claiming Gold at the 2009 World Championships.
In 2012, Jessica competed at her first Olympic Games, winning Gold in the Heptathlon. She went on to win Silver in the same event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In recognition of her achievements, Jessica was appointed CBE in 2013, later elevated to DBE in 2017. Jessica has also been the holder of the British record for both the 100m and the hurdles, and won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017. She has also been named 2009 British Athlete of the Year by the British Athletics Writers Association and 2009 Sportswoman of the Year by the Sports Journalists Association. Other prominent awards of Jessica’s include being named the 2013 World Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Award and 2015 Sportswoman of the Year by the Sunday Times and Sky Sports.
Throughout her career, Jessica has been an inspirational figure and a shining example of what hard work and dedication can achieve. She has been a great role model for young girls, showing them that they too can reach their goals and break boundaries. She has also been a vocal advocate for gender equality and a major driving force for female athletes in the UK. Jessica has also launched her own company called Jennis, and released Unbelievable: From My Childhood Dreams to Winning Olympic Gold. Jessica Ennis-Hill is a true champion and the perfect speaker for International Women’s Day – hire her today!