Andrea Turkovic

Adventurer and advocate for women's empowerment

Andrea, a remarkable individual whose life is a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and the unwavering belief that everyone can "create their own epic." In 2019, she defied expectations and completed what was once thought to be an impossible challenge—swimming 34km across the English Channel, cycling 900km across France, and conquering the formidable Mt Blanc, all within an astonishing 4 days and 20 hours.
This incredible achievement was just the beginning for Andrea, who has since gone on to break five more world records, showcasing her prowess in pushing both her physical and mental boundaries.

Andrea's philosophy is rooted in the belief that everyone has the power to "create their own epic." She advocates for the importance of being the best version of oneself without comparing to others, emphasizing the value of personal growth and self-discovery. Her journey reflects a profound understanding that true self-awareness comes from stepping outside one's comfort zone and confronting challenges head-on.

Beyond her extraordinary athletic achievements, Andrea has faced significant health challenges, including major surgery for endometriosis and cervical cancer. Instead of allowing these obstacles to define her, she utilizes her platform to advocate for women's empowerment and raise awareness about menstrual health. Having experienced firsthand the impact of the societal taboo surrounding menstrual health in both sports and corporate environments, Andrea is committed to dismantling these barriers.

As an International Women's Day Speaker, Andrea will share her personal journey of overcoming physical health challenges through the transformative power of sport. Her story serves as an inspiration for all, highlighting the importance of resilience, self-belief, and the ability to turn adversity into strength. Through her advocacy and accomplishments, Andrea encourages others to embrace their unique journeys and believe in their own capacity to achieve greatness.

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