Jeanette Kwakye Keynote Speaker

  • Competed in the 2008 100m Olympic final, the first British woman to do so in 24 years.
  • Became the first black female UK TV presenter to host a boxing production on a terrestrial channel.
  • Worked with brands ranging from Google, Nike, Twitter (X) as well as BMW.

Jeanette Kwakye's Biography

Jeanette Kwakye, a former elite athlete turned distinguished broadcaster, is renowned for her extensive sports expertise and engaging presence on British television. A five-time British Champion, Kwakye’s athletic pinnacle came in 2008 when she competed in the 100m Olympic final in Beijing, becoming the first British woman to do so in 24 years. Today, she is a sought-after speaker on topics such as sports journalism, diversity in sports media, and the transition from athlete to media professional.

Since transitioning from athletics due to an injury in 2013, Kwakye has carved out a successful career in journalism. She is a familiar face on BBC and Channel 5, regularly presenting the BBC’s Women’s Football Show, as well as appearing on BBC 5 Live’s breakfast show and Fighting Talk. Her articulate and insightful commentary has made her a key voice in sports broadcasting.

Kwakye’s broadcasting career is marked by several groundbreaking achievements. Notably, she became the first black female UK TV presenter to host a boxing production on a terrestrial channel. Her continuous role presenting boxing events on Channel 5 has not only highlighted her versatility and expertise but also paved the way for more diversity in sports media presentation.

Educated in the UK, Kwakye’s academic background and elite sports experience have provided her with a unique perspective, which she brings to her speaking engagements and broadcasts. Her contributions to sports media have not only entertained and informed a wide audience but have also inspired the next generation of athletes and journalists.

Jeanette Kwakye remains a prominent figure in sports journalism and an influential voice in discussions about sports, media, and diversity. Her journey from Olympic tracks to television studios continues to captivate and influence audiences across the UK and beyond.

Kwayke’s extensive experience as host and speaker has opened the doors for her to work with brands like Google, Nike, Twitter (X) and BMX, as well as working as a moderator with IOC and IAAF. She joined “The Martin Lewis Money Show” in 2023, where she co-hosts alongside Martin.

She excels not only as a broadcaster but also as a compelling speaker, captivating audiences with her insights into the world of sports and media. Her ability to engage and inspire her listeners comes from a deep well of personal experience and professional expertise, making her a favored choice for conferences, panel discussions, and educational events. Kwakye’s presentations, enriched with stories from her athletic and broadcasting careers, offer invaluable perspectives on perseverance, innovation, and the importance of diversity in sports media. As she continues to share her knowledge and experiences, Jeanette remains a powerful voice and influential figure in the speaking circuit, resonating with diverse audiences eager to learn from her trailblazing career.

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Jeanette Kwakye's Speaking Topics

  • Sports Journalism

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