New Speaker: Dame Kelly Holmes

January 9, 2020 | Katrina Hinrichsen


Women of Silicon Roundabout is proud to announce that Dame Kelly Holmes, Double-Olympic Gold Medallist, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s event. We’re excited to have her join us and our other influential speakers this June in London!

About Kelly Holmes

Col Dame Kelly Holmes (MBE mil) is one of Britain’s most recognisable and admired athletes. She has won Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medals, and added the ultimate sporting trophy to her cabinet at the Athens Olympic Games - Double Olympic Gold.

Kelly is not only known for her medal and records, but also for her gutsy, committed approach to athletics and her ability to overcome injury and illness in order to stay at the top of her discipline. Her strength and courage has won her many fans both within the sport and outside of it.

She’s also won various awards, including an MBE in 1998 for services to the British Army, Olympic Gold in the 800m and 1500m races at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens - becoming the first woman ever to do so - and was honoured by the Queen in the 2005 New Year’s honours with a Damehood. In 2019, her book ‘Running Life: Mindset, Fitness & Nutrition for Positive Wellbeing’ was awarded Sports Health and Fitness Book of the Year at The Telegraph Sports Book Awards 2019.

Discover more about Kelly Holmes


What will she be speaking on?

Dame Kelly will be discussing 'Mindset and Attitude' at Women of Silicon Roundabout, held at the ExCeL in London. As a prominent athlete, Kelly knows all about what it takes to get yourself into the right frame of mind and how important it is to achieving your goals.

From her time as a Sergeant in the British Army to her illustrious running career, she has repeatedly demonstrated that she has the fundamental element for success - the ability to be focused. 

Kelly is a passionate speaker on employee wellbeing and mental health, motivation, inspiration, sports, entrepreneurship and diversity & inclusion. Her keynote speech will inspire all of our attending female (and male) professionals to get into the right mindset to attain and leverage success in their career.


Who else is speaking? 

We are excited to have a broad range of high-level speakers at this year’s Women of Silicon Roundabout event, sharing tips, insights and real-life case studies from some of the most pivotal companies in the world.

Take a look at our current list of speakers - more are always being added so check back from time to time.

So what are you waiting for? Women of Silicon Roundabout is the flagship event in the world’s largest conference series for women in the technology sector, welcoming 7,800 attendees and 200 speakers.

Make a note of your favourite speakers and sessions on our Women of Silicon Roundabout agenda and book your place now for one of the most significant events for pioneering women in tech.


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