Donna Fraser - Sport, Inclusion & Wellbeing Speaker | Raise the Bar
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Donna Fraser

Donna Fraser

Donna Fraser is a 4 time Team GB Olympian, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist and Breast Cancer Now Ambassador, as well as being a member of the Sport Honours Committee and the NED British Athletes Commission.

Donna is a former sprinter, who competed at four consecutive Olympic Games for Great Britain, has developed a wealth of experience within the field of equality and diversity communications since her retirement from competitive athletics in 2009.

Between 2011-2015, Donna held the position of president of the South of England Athletics Association, while from 2013-2015 she also undertook the role of chair of the BAME Network (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) at EDF Energy. In December of 2015, Donna became Vice President of UK Athletics Members Council for a four-year term.

After 19 years at EDF Energy, Donna returned to her passions in 2017, taking on a new role with UK Athletics as their Equality, Diversity & Engagement Lead and for the organising committee of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in London.

From the track to the boardroom, Donna has created a career synonymous with all the characteristics that you would attribute to one of Britain’s greats. An expansive profile filled with medals, podium positions and significant accomplishments that tell the story of a European Junior Champion from Croydon that rose to become one of our most fearless world class Olympians. But the aforementioned accolades only scratch the surface of Donna’s armoury. To characterise by her sporting achievements alone is to do a great disservice to the inspiring woman that she is today. The woman that battled her way through Breast Cancer to then go on to achieve a qualifying time to compete for trials at the 2012 Games.

2018 proved to be a formidable year for Donna Fraser, winning the ‘Outstanding Woman in Sport’ Award at the Precious Awards and receiving the Freedom of the Borough (Croydon), the first woman to receive this award in nearly 100 years.

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Donna confidently and instantly won over the large, diverse audience motivating them with her infectious drive and friendly warmth. Donna’s speech generated many enthusiastic comments and bore out her ability to captivate an audience through her honest, open delivery style. Donna’s willingness to stay and be part of a networking event following the main presentations on the day was positively welcomed by everyone that met her. Donna presented great insight into the life of an Olympic athlete and what it takes, individually and as a part of a team, to be the best and perform at the top level.

Donna provided excellent communication prior to the event and undertook the role with great professionalism. She was extremely friendly and approachable and very willing to take part in a variety of roles on the day. She gave an inspiring presentation to the audience, posed for numerous photographs, led a Q&A session with smaller groups and finally spent time signing autographs.

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  • Price Range:

    £4,500 - £6,000

    Price based on UK delivery

  • Categories:

    Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Wellbeing, Inspiration, Motivation, Sport, Workshop

  • Topics:

    Confidence, Culture, High Performing Teams, Inclusion, Inspirational, LGBT, Mentoring, Overcoming Adversity, Q&A, Teamwork, Unconscious Bias, Women in Business

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