First female to win Olympic Boxing Gold Medal, first same-sex couple on Strictly Come Dancing, Most Influential LGBT Person in Britain
Nicola Adams is a former professional boxer, who became the first woman to win an Olympic boxing title in 2012, and the first double Olympic Champion in women's boxing history after winning gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Nicola began her amateur boxing career in 2001, and her skills quickly earned her a place on the British National Team. During her career, Adams won several gold medals at major international tournaments, including the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2011 European Championships.
Nicola has earned multiple awards and accolades for her achievements in boxing. In 2013, she was appointed MBE, later elevated in 2017 when she was made an OBE. She was also nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2012 and was the first female boxer to receive an award from the Boxing Writers’ Club of Great Britain. As a prominent member of the LGBT community, Nicola was named as The Most Influential LGBT Person in Britain when she topped The Independent’s 101 Most Influential People in Britain. She has also been named on the DIVA Power List of the UK’s Most Eminent Lesbian and Bisexual Women and named on the Power List of the Most Influential People of African/African-Caribbean Descent in the UK.
Also topping the 2013 Pink List, Nicola’s influence on diversity and inclusion has been exemplary. The subject of the book Believe: Boxing, Olympics and My Life Outside the Boxing Ring, Nicola is passionate about sharing her journey to the peak of her performance and how she had broken down barriers along the way. Having also starred in the first same-sex couple on Strictly Come Dancing, don’t hesitate in hiring Nicola Adams when looking for a champion of diversity and inclusion to help you celebrate IWD.
• Diversity & Inclusion
• Peak Performance
• Sporting Success
• Overcoming Adversity
• Drive & Determination