An award-winning British-Danish political activist, comedian, actor and presenter that has anchored on both television and radio, Sandi Toksvig OBE is also a co-founder of the Women's Equality Party. Also a very successful author that has written a host of novels, books and children's tales, Sandi Toksvig is also widely regarded as the first woman in the public domain to come out as openly being a lesbian and is therefore a natural advocate for the growing LGBT community. Installed as the Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, Toksvig is also notably the president of the Women of the Year Lunch.
An esteemed, respected and revered figure within broadcasting and presenting, Sandi Toksvig was aptly appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to broadcasting. The host of hit television quiz show, QI and former host of The News Quiz, The Great British Bake Off presenter is available to hire as a speaker or event host through the Champions Speakers agency.
Born in Denmark, Sandi read law, archaeology and anthropology at Girton College, Cambridge where she impressively graduated with a first-class degree and in doing so received two prizes for outstanding achievement. Embarking upon a career in comedy during her time at the esteemed university, Sandi was a member of the first all-woman show at the Cambridge Footlights and studied alongside the likes of Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery, and Emma Thompson. Never one to be content, Toksvig also wrote additional material for the Perrier award-winning Footlights Revue, in addition to being a member of the university's Light Entertainment Society.
On radio, Sandi Toksvig is a familiar voice for BBC Radio 4 listeners, having appeared on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, The Unbelievable Truth, and as the chair of The News Quiz. Leaving her work as a radio presenter in order to focus on and enter politics to champion women's rights, Toksvig is an influential, independent and particularly significant political figure that has often challenged high profile figures and both ideals and traditions. Campaigning for women's rights, the gender pay gap and against sexual harassment, Sandi Toksvig OBE is a powerful woman that has empowered women around the world and will do so when hired through the Champions Speakers agency.
Winner of The Grand Order of Water Rats Show Business Personality of the Year, Political Humorist of the Year at the Channel 4 Political Awards, Political Humourist of the Year at the Channel 4 Political Awards, Broadcaster of the Year at the Stonewall Awards and many more in addition to receiving a number of Honorary Doctorates, it is safe to say Sandi Toksvig is an incredibly respected and highly thought of figure that is certain to bring prestige as a speaker, event host or comedian when hired for any event through the Champions Speakers agency.