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Celebrating International Women’s Day at Athlete Career Transition

As the world commemorates International Women’s Day (IWD), Athlete Career Transition shines a light on the achievements of women in sport.


We take inspiration from the trailblazing teams, such as England’s Lionesses who are current European football champions. We think of individual superstars, such as seven-time Olympic medallist, Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in US history, and countless other outstanding talents.


In becoming the best in their chosen disciplines, these athletes have entertained, inspired and changed lives for the better around the globe. No less striking is how these role models have reached the top of their game while struggling against inequality, low funding, a lack of attention in the media, and many other difficulties.


Rising above, their response has been to break down barriers, record amazing accomplishments and set examples for us all to follow.


International Women’s Day is about championing this progress, recognising the work of women athletes, and underlining how they have stepped up to the plate time and again to not only win medals and accolades, but also to effect long-term positive change.


We are proud to be part of this journey, here at Athlete Career Transition. It has been our privilege to work with sportswomen, helping them to navigate the transition away from the playing field and into thriving careers in the corporate world.


Women athletes to have transitioned through ACT include:


Meghan Musnicki

As an elite athlete, Meghan represented the USA at three Olympic Games and won Olympic gold on two occasions.


Meghan retired from sport with the help of Athlete Career Transition, and now works as an Operations and Talent Acquisition Analyst at digital infrastructure leaders Equinix.


Anyika Onuora

Following her transition out of athletics with ACT, British Olympian Anyika Onuora became a People Advisory Consultant at professional services multinational, EY. The highly decorated former sprinter is also an accomplished public speaker and author.


Danielle Brown MBE

As a double Paralympic gold medallist in archery, Danielle Brown retained the World Number 1 spot in her sporting discipline throughout her entire career. She made history by becoming the first disabled athlete to represent England and win gold in an able-bodied category at the Commonwealth Games.


Danielle is now a Field Marketing Senior Specialist with Equinix. She is also an international speaker, award-winning author and inclusion champion.


Click here to discover more of the high-performing women athletes to have transitioned from sport into business with ACT.


ACT works alongside global organisations to successfully transition professional former athletes across all disciplines into the corporate landscape.



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