901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

using System.Text.RegularExpressions;
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Philanthropy & Volunteerism Speaker

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    • Olympic Gold Medalist, Widely Regarded as "The World's Greatest Female Athlete"
Full Bio
In Person-Fee 🛈

$20,000 - $30,000

Virtual Fee:

Please Inquire

Travels From

Missouri

LunchBreak! 2018 Keynote: Jackie Joyner Kersee

LunchBreak! 2018 Keynote: Jackie Joyner Kersee

2016 WIN Keynote Jackie Joyner Kersee

2016 WIN Keynote Jackie Joyner Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee - 1988 Olympic Heptathlon

Jackie Joyner-Kersee - 1988 Olympic Heptathlon

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Speaker Biography


As one of the most decorated female athletes of all time, Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated the track and field circuit for 13 years and won three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games during her illustrious career. At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, she won the silver medal in the heptathlon. Four years later, at the 1988 Games in Seoul, Korea, Joyner-Kersee struck gold in both her signature events - the heptathlon (world record) and long jump. She followed that up at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain, by winning gold in the heptathlon and bronze in the long jump. In her final Olympic appearance at the 1996 Atlanta Games, she won the bronze medal in the long jump. In addition, she won a total of four gold medals (two in the heptathlon and two in the long jump) at three different World Championships and finished first in the long jump at the 1987 Pan American Games.

Sports Illustrated for Women magazine named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century. On three different occasions (1994, 1987, and 1986), she was honored by Track & Field News as the World Athlete of the Year. She also was named as the top American Athlete five times (1994, 1992, 1991, 1987, and 1986).

The inaugural recipient of the Humanitarian Athlete of the Year, Joyner-Kersee is known worldwide for her interest in aiding others. She has helped to build the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation in her hometown of East St. Louis, Illinois, that has raised more than $12 million. In 2007, she - along with several notable athletes - founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization of professional athletes who get involved in charitable causes and inspire millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support their community.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the author of A Kind of Grace, in which she recounts how she overcame her difficult early years to rise to the top. A health advocate and humanitarian, she shares her life story and work with audiences around the country in inspirational keynotes. To book Olympic and Philanthropy Speaker Jackie Joyner Kersee call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

The Power of Caring: The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation

Asthma All-Star: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie's Gold Medal Faith: Running the Race with Grace & Humility On & Off the Track

Related Speakers

Joseph Grenny, Change Speaker

Joseph Grenny

The Social Scientist for Business Performance

Susan Butler, Women in Business Speaker

Susan Butler

Women's Leadership Expert

Johnny Wimbrey

Johnny Wimbrey

Internationally-Acclaimed Talk Show Host

Debrena Jackson Gandy, Networking Speaker

Debrena Jackson Gandy

Award-Winning Speaker

William Danko, Personal Growth Speaker

William Danko

Personal Finance Speaker

Robert Van Arlen keynote speaker

Robert Van Arlen

The Expert in Focus Synergy Speaking

Lisa Ryan keynote speaker

Lisa Ryan

Engagement & Retention Expert

David Graham, Speaker

David Graham

America's Clean Comedian

Jason Lezak, Overcoming Adversity Speaker

Jason Lezak

8-Time Olympic Medalist

Vince Papale, Attitude Speaker

Vince Papale

"Invincible" Motivational Speaker

Jason Hewlett, Speaker

Jason Hewlett

Unforgettable One-Man Show

Cameron Hughes, speaker

Cameron Hughes

KING OF CHEER

Reviews

Testimonials

We work with a lot of speaking organizations... Let me tell you - ESB is the best! Matt Meyer is by far the best agent to work with!

Warrior Rising

Everyone on the ESB team (Matt, Sheryl, etc.) has been great to work with for our events. Looking forward to keep working with ESB!

Plexus Worldwide

We had a positive experience with ESB. Matt Meyer is a great communicator and easy to get a hold of. He helped us through the process to make..

BNSF

ESB was patient, thorough, and responsive during the planning process. Thank you for making this such a great experience for us!

ConnectWise

ESB supported our needs and the needs of our speaker throughout the entire process. I highly recommend working with ESB to find your next spe..

DogWatch

"It's always a pleasure to work with ESB. Very professional and personable staff. Thanks!"

Testimonial | Texas Society of Architects

"Excellent! Thank you for being a true partner to our organization and its development."

HCA Healthcare

"They are the only speakers bureau I will even consider using!"

Testimonial | Youth Villages

A wonderful bureau to work with! Big ups to everyone who helped make our event a success. Fingers crossed we get the chance to collaborate fo..

MDRT | Testimonial

"As always, you are the best most responsive speaker bureau I've ever worked with!"

Image Media
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

© 2024 Executive Speakers Bureau. All Rights Reserved.

Design and Developed by eBiz Solutions

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.