Anita Asante

Anita Asante is a former England defensive midfielder/centre back with 71 caps international caps under her belt, spanning 14 years, including competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.
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Anita Asante is a former England defensive midfielder centre back with 71 caps international caps under her belt, spanning 14 years, including competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.

The 37-year-old made her England debut in 2004, and she went on to compete in two Football World Cups and three UEFA European Championships. Anita also kicked off the first ever women’s Olympic football match for Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012.

Her showcase career began with Arsenal as a teenager; a club where she went on to be part of the historic quadruple winning Arsenal team who were crowned champions in the Champions League, Premier League, Premier League Cup and FA Cup all in one season. Arsenal also became the only English team to ever win the Champions League.

Anita has also played top-flight club football for Chelsea, where she won the WSL title in 2020 and the FA Women’s Continental Cup, as well a successful stint playing football in the USA and Sweden where more domestic honours came. In 2022 she retired from professional football after two successful seasons with Aston Villa.

Away from the pitch, Anita has become a familiar face in the media, working for the BBC, ITV and Sky Sports. She is also a columnist for the Guardian.

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Anita is a passionate ambassador for Show Racism the Red Card, the UK’s anti-racism educational charity, and Amnesty International UK. She has become one of the game’s leading advocates and allies, championing marginalised communities and promoting the need for gender, racial and LGBT+ equality.

She is an excellent speaker, and is well qualified to share her experiences. Whether it’s talking about leadership, overcoming adversity, diversity, equality or being a prominent figure in the challenging world of a male dominated sport, she has a story you want to hear.

Featured Topics Include:

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Leadership
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Diversity & Equality
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Understanding Pressure
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The psychology of winning
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Transferring skills
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Pressure management
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Working in a male environment
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Challenging preceptions
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Leadership
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Diversity & Equality
3
Understanding Pressure
4
The psychology of winning
5
Transferring skills
6
Pressure management
7
Working in a male environment
8
Challenging preceptions
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Anita was excellent – warm, authentic, passionate, informed, confident and relatable. The feedback was universally positive and she definitely made me pause and think.

Motorway Online Ltd

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Her talk was incredible – it was so inspiring, honest and authentic. It was one of the best speakers that we have had and we are already chatting about getting Anita back in.

BDP

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