Virtual & In-Person

Motivational Keynotes/Expert Panelist

When world class athletes share their journeys, they are always as different and inspiring as the individual telling them. Leslie Allen’s exceptional journey from late starter in tennis to becoming the #17 world ranked women’s pro tennis is filled with triumph and failure, celebrated victories and crushing defeats, overcoming racism, and sexism. In 1981 she was the first woman of color to win a major pro tennis tournament since Althea Gibson’s 1957 US Open victory.

Leslie is a trailblazer who broke barriers in sport and in business. Through sharing her story she inspires and teaches others how to succeed even when the odds are stacked against them. No one gets a pass.

An accomplished motivational keynote speaker, her no-nonsense, relatable style draws her audiences in. Leslie tackles topics such as women in the workplace, race/gender bias, overcoming adversity and shares her bold survivor stories. Her audiences are inspired to Master the Game and Win4Life.

“As a professional athlete, Leslie was an activist and used her platform to reach others. She has skillfully advocated for the WTA Tour, Title IX, equal pay, and more. Never afraid to tackle tough issues, Leslie easily connects with audiences and always inspires. She continues her advocacy through her Win4Life work helping the next generation find their voice.”

– Billie Jean King