Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Briana Scurry

Briana Scurry

Legendary U.S. Goalkeeper & Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion. Diversity and Inclusion Speaker


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    Briana Scurry biography

    Diversity and inclusion speaker Briana Scurry is widely recognized as one of the world’s best female soccer goalkeepers. Briana had an integral role on the team that set the standard for women’s professional soccer. Also, has a record 173 international appearances. Notably one of the first African American professional female soccer player, she has helped significantly to diversify the sport.

    As a speaker, Briana Scurry draws on her ability to overcome obstacles to provide audiences insights on the importance of teamwork, motivation, focus, and strategies for leveraging personal strengths. As one the first African American professional female soccer players and one of the only openly LGBT players in the league, Briana is also an excellent person to have speak on diversity as well as overcoming obstacles to achieve your dream.

    Named starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team in 1994, she helped lead the team to many achievements. Above all, those include two Olympic gold medals. Captivating the world in the 1999 FIFA World Cup championship game—which represented one of the most important events in the history of American athletics—she made history after an astounding shoot-out save, resulting in the win. Her talent protecting the goal and her team’s unprecedented success led to a huge increase of women’s soccer fans and inspired millions.

    In 2001, she became one of the first women to participate in a woman’s paid professional league. Therefore, she pioneered the way for women’s soccer. As captain of the Atlanta Beat, she played in two WUSA championships. Briana played until 2010 when a debilitating head-injury led to her retirement and subsequent concussion awareness advocacy. She testified before Congress on Traumatic Brain Injuries in sports.

    Scurry’s impact on the legacy of the U.S. Women’s National Team program and contributions on the field recently earned her a spot on the U.S. Soccer All-Time Best XI National Team. Additionally, as a permanent part of the National Museum of African American History & Culture’s Title IX exhibit. In 2017, Briana was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

    As one of the first African-American professional female soccer players as well as one of the first out LGBT players, Scurry has faced and triumphed over various challenges during the course of her career.

    Briana Scurry Keynote Topics

    Over the course of her legendary career in soccer Briana had to overcome innumerable obstacles. She parallels the hurdles she faced in her athletic career with real life challenges many professionals experience, sharing tools for success that are just as applicable in the boardroom as they were on the soccer pitch.

    — Overcoming Obstacles
    — Motivation and Inspiration
    — Succeeding Under Pressure
    — Team Building
    — Racial Equality

    Briana’s journey has given her a unique perspective, as one the first African American professional female soccer players and one of the only openly LGBT players in the league. Briana is an excellent person to have speak on diversity as well as overcoming obstacles to achieve your dream.

    — Diversity
    — LGBT Issues
    — African American Issues
    — Motivation and Inspiration
    — Racial Equality

    Briana Scurry Speaking Videos

    Briana Scurry Reflects: Black History Month
    Virtual Keynote Speech: Briana Scurry

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