Anita Asante

Former England Defender With 71 International Caps Who Competed For Great Britain At The 2012 Olympics

How to hire Anita Asante

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Anita Asante for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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When she's at corporate events, Anita covers the following speech topics:

  • Leadership
  • Diversity and equality
  • Understanding pressure
  • The psychology of winning
  • Transferring skills
  • Pressure management
  • Working in a male environment 
  • Challenging perceptions

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from Virtual Events:

"We had around 180 attendees, everyone was so engaged with Anita's session and we had lots of comments flooding in afterwards to say how insightful and influential it was, as well as people sharing their own experiences. We count it as a great success! Please say a big thank you to her from us." - Blue Yonder

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"We were delighted to be joined by Anita Asante at our flagship fundraising event, a football tournament now in its 10th year.  Anita was simply fantastic; she chatted with our 350+ guests, shared some brilliant words of encouragement as the players all went out to the pitches, inspired us during the Q&A session and made the winning team’s night by presenting the trophy.  Chris and Hannah at Champions made the booking process seamless and they gave us the chance to have a call with Anita before the event, which was a great chance to connect and answer her questions." - Street League

"We loved having Anita join our event last month - she was absolutely brilliant. CVC also said what a pleasure Anita was to have at the event. She and Dion were a great double act, particularly during the Q&A" - Robyn, Head of Major Giving, Street League

"Anita was great - warm, authentic, personable, humble, engaging. She got the tone spot on and managed to answer some quite challenging questions at the end. I hope she didn't find the session too daunting. We loved having her and the feedback was very positive" - Victoria, Motorway Online Ltd

"Big thanks to Anita for the session yesterday. I thought she was excellent - warm, authentic, passionate, informed, confident and relatable. The feedback was universally positive and she definitely made me pause and think" - Victoria, Chief Communications Officer, Motorway Online Ltd.

“Anita spoke at MAD//Fest 2019 and was inspirational, candid and engaging. Her background in professional sport added hugely to a discussion at a marketing event on daring to be different and breaking boundaries. The feedback on this session was amazing and I couldn't recommend Anita enough!” - Dan Brain, Co-founder, MAD//Fest London Content & Marketing Director 

“Anita was a great fantastic addition to our FA Pride Inside 2020 panel event in June. Anita’s experience as an elite athlete provided an amazing insight from not just a performance perspective, but importantly specifically on how that intersected with elements of her identity. She facilitated in the successful delivery of a very informative and authentic panel.” - Jehmeil Lemonius, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at the Football Association 

“Anita joined our final Festival of Football panel in July 2019 and was such a valuable participant. A passionate advocate for equality and anti-discrimination, Anita is an incredibly knowledgeable and eloquent speaker. Anita’s strength is in being able to articulate powerful and original thought in an accessible and engaging manner.” - Esther Jones Russell, Head of Policy at Fare Network Ltd 

I wondered if you’d be able to pass on a HUGE thank you to Anita. Her talk this afternoon 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 later in the year or early next year. - Jess, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, BDP

Anita was an incredible speaker and everyone at BDP thoroughly enjoyed her talk as it was engaging, honest and thought provoking. We really appreciated the insight into her personal journey both on and off the pitch and how open she was to share this. We couldn’t thank Anita enough for her talk and presentation and we are keen to get Anita back at a later date. The booking process was very smooth and it was really easy to get all the information we needed, secure dates and book. We’ll definitely be using Champions again for future speakers. - Jess, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, BDP

"Thank you so much for your keynote speech yesterday - it was really lovely having you kick off our IWD event and everyone came away so inspired." - Carrie, Rise

"Could you please forward on a huge thank you from us to Anita too for sharing her story and staying after the event to talk to everyone – this was really appreciated by everyone. The messaging and delivery was very inspirational." - Laine, Mayer Brown

"Anita was AMAZING. Her talk was very inspiring, she was very humble in her achievements and the audience were keen to keep asking her questions. She was very generous with her time after the talk and stayed to chat more, take selfies and sign autographs." - Abie, Participation Manager, The North Wall Arts Centre

  • 2020 – Won the WSL and Continental Cup winner with Chelsea.
  • 2019 – Received the Best of Africa Award & Football Blacklist Award.
  • 2018 – Won the WSL and FA Cup with Chelsea.
  • 2017 – Won the Swedish Super Cup with FC Rosengård.
  • 2016 – Won the Swedish Cup with FC Rosengård.
  • 2015 – Won the Damallsvenskan League with FC Rosengård.
  • 2012 – Won the Swedish Cup with Kopparberg/Göteborg FC.
  • 2009 – Won the FA Cup and League with Arsenal.
  • 2009 – Won the WPS Championship with Sky Blue.
  • 2008 – Won the FA Cup & FA Women’s National Premier League.
  • 2007 – Named FA Player of the Year.
  • 2007 – Won the Champions League, Premier League and League Cup.