Mullins has excelled in multiple fields, inspiring people around the world as an athlete, actor, model and speaker. As the first double amputee in history to compete in Division 1 NCAA track and field, she then competed for Team USA in the 1996 Paralympic Games and has set world records in the 100 metres, 200 metres, and long jump events. The carbon fiber ‘cheetah leg’ prosthetic worn by more than 90% of athletes with leg amputations was designed first for use by Aimée.
Aimée went on to become a lauded runway and editorial fashion model and was named a global brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. Over the past decade, she has acted in film and television shows, including the Netflix mega-hit Stranger Things, and has multiple feature films and a television series in development as a producer. Most recently, Aimée joined the cast of AppleTV+’s all-star drama series EXTRAPOLATIONS as Secretary of State Garrett — alongside Meryl Streep, Kit Harington, Edward Norton, Diane Lane, and many other notables.
In 2012, Mullins was named Chef de Mission for the US at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in London. That same year she was appointed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports.
Her prolific work for non-profit organizations is matched by her frequent public speaking appearances on topics related to the body, identity, design, and innovation, and her famous TED Talks have been translated into 42 languages. In 2017, she became one of the youngest-ever inductees into the United States’ National Women’s Hall of Fame. In 2019, she inducted Jane Fonda into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
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TOPICS & FORMATS
Aimée’s presentation is a full 60 minutes in length. For a more customized experience, Aimée is often hosted for interactive, hour-long Q&A sessions with a moderator and the audience, especially when audiences include children or are open/promoted to the public. Audiences truly enjoy the opportunity to engage in a free-ranging question and answer session, drawn from their own lives and challenges, and Aimée enjoys the dynamic, highly personalized format. The result is the creation of a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
Aimée’s keynote: Embracing Adversity
As the pace of business accelerates and established industries spin-off, evolve or die, executives face a world far more complex than that of even a decade ago. Competition, technology, paradigm shifts and globalization make “business as usual” more like “crisis as usual.” As organizations face these challenges, leaders must continually decide how to respond. Turning away is not an option… so how can challenges be addressed in new ways? How can adverse conditions be viewed with curiosity and wonder? Is it possible for your business to thrive when your industry overall is in survival mode?
Aimée Mullins will share how she has chosen to answer these questions and how every individual can adopt the mindset that adversity and change are not to be dreaded, but actually welcomed as exciting parts of today’s “new normal.” From this vantage point, Aimée will share how she creates her path to success by taking the audience on a journey through some of the critical decision points she faced in her life — a life that has seen experiences at the Pentagon, the Olympics, in business, acting, modeling and as the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation. Most importantly, through Aimée’s experiences, listeners will see their personal and professional challenges through a powerful new lens and learn to respond to them in even more authentic, effective and meaningful ways.
“5 out of 5! So motivating, funny, smart, gracious, and easygoing. Aimée’s connection with the audience, both in-person and virtual, was authentic and meaningful. She was able to speak to a variety of topics and connect with the audience regardless of their location, community of identity or background. She made everyone feel included in the conversation. Highly recommend.”
“Aimée was a huge hit at our user conference. She received a higher score in our attendee survey than any of the other 12 guest speakers we have featured. Her inspirational story and story-telling skill exceeded our very high expectations. We provided a rewarding and memorable experience for our customers. Thank you very much, Aimée!”
“Aimée’s keynote was a huge success at our event! She was the closing keynote and received a standing ovation. Many people have continued to reach out to relay how inspiring she was and what an impact she made on them that continues to resonate. She did an excellent job at weaving our overall theme into her talk, as well as speaking to topics relayed by earlier speakers. Her presence, passion, honesty and vulnerability are the perfect combination that reaches out, grabs the crowd, and keeps them engaged. If you have the chance to book her – don’t miss the opportunity.”
“We booked Aimée Mullins to speak at a women’s business event for a key client. We all had high expectations, but Aimée blew us out of the water! Her wisdom, humor, self-reflection, intelligence, authenticity, connectedness, humility and relatable messaging had us all rapt from start to finish (we wished the conversation was longer). The best indicator is this client wants to book her again for another event. Her team is organized, responsive and so kind. Aimée was kind, easy going and authentic on site. With the aligned values, we envision a long and meaningful relationship.”