Inspiring Women's Collection sample insights

To inspire female leaders and spark inclusive conversations across your business, Sporting Edge has created the ‘Inspiring Women's Collection’. This curated collection from our digital Performance Zone® features some of the world’s most respected experts from sport, academia, performing arts and the military who share what it takes to achieve success.

Insight:  Dame Sarah Storey DBE - British road and track cyclist and former swimmer

Dame Sarah has won multiple gold medals at the Paralympic Games in both sports and also competes in able-bodied categories, having won national track events at that level. With 11 gold medals she is considered among the most successful British Paralympians of all time.

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Dame Sarah Storey believes that you need to be determined and work hard if you want to succeed.

Insight: Lisa Akesson - Communications Coach 

Lisa Akesson is a communication skills trainer and specialist voice coach and works with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Lisa specialises in supporting business leaders and politicians looking to develop stronger communication skills and increase their interpersonal impact.

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Lisa Akesson offers advice on how women can channel their physical body presence and vocal tonality to gain greater recognition.

Insight:  Lucy Giles- Lieutenant Colonel - Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

In 2015 the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) appointed Lt Col Lucy Giles as the first female college commander in its history, she oversees the academic programme and the physical training aspects of the intermediate and senior terms of the Commissioning course for regular Army officers. During Lt Col Giles career, she has led soldiers on operations and deployments in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, East Timor, South Africa and Northern Ireland. She also spent two years as the first female Officer Commanding at 47 Air Dispatch Squadron.

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Lucy Giles explains how tiredness affects your decisions.



All these expert insights were taken from our Performance Zone® which features over 750 micro lessons from over 100 expert contributors and across 80 topics.


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