Charlotte Edwards MBE

Former England Women's Cricket Captain

Arguably England’s most recognisable Female Cricketer, Charlotte Edwards MBE has led the Women’s team as Captain since 2006. When she made her International debut, Edwards was the youngest women to have played for England- aged just 16.

In 1997 she hit 12 centuries as she began to establish herself as a fierce opening batter, whilst still being exceptionally young.

Edwards has now one of the best female cricketers in the world, and continues to lead to England women in all formats of the game. Her rise to fame through a sport which struggles to get the deserved limelight has set her in excellent stead for a role as a cricket speaker and after dinner speaker.

Awarded ICC Women’s player of the year in 2008, the plaudits continued to come for Edwards as she was awarded a MBE for her services to cricket in 2009. Edwards is the current record holder of the most ODI England appearances, and has established herself as a stalwart of the national team.

Having held the captaincy for 9 years now, she’s earned her position in English cricket folk law as an inspirational leader; the skills she has picked up from nearly a decade’s worth of captain experience, allows her to deliver insightful and perceptive views on the issues surrounding not only elite sport, but elite sport from a female perspective.

In a country when a vast amount of sporting success and interest has shifted to females, Charlotte Edwards has proven herself to be an excellent cricket speaker, delivering talks as an after dinner speaker to large events.

She actively combats the issues and questions which people ask about, and delivers keynote addresses which are used to inspire more young girls to participate within sport. As a cricket speaker, she uses her current role as a ECB ambassador and ‘Chance to Shine’ coach, to engage with children and hopefully look to inspire and increase the next generation of players.

England women’s Cricket have grown in stature and exposure over the last 12 months due to back to back Ashes’ victories, led expertly by Edwards. Thanks to the successes of the national team, and the continual work by Edwards and co with the ECB, the future for cricket – especially female cricket – is looking exciting.

To book cricket legend, Charlotte Edwards, to make a personal appearance at your corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

  • Cricket Speaker
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Maximising Success
  • Leadership
  • Motivational & Inspirational
  • Achieving Goals
  • Drive & Determination

“I would just like to say what a fantastic success our cricket day was, although the weather was not kind to us, Charlotte and Lydia were absolutely amazing and it was such an honour to have them there for the day, they created such excitement for everyone present.”
Karen GibbJ.A.A.R

“I want to extend a personal thank you for joining us at Lloyd’s for our International Women’s Day event last week. It was fantastic to hear your story and perspective as we discussed life’s challenges and choices, and most importantly how to respond to them. We were joined by more than 200 women (and a few men) in the room and more than 400 people tuned in to our live broadcast stream.  The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – so many were truly inspired by listening to what you have achieved.  Getting that life balance right was the advice that resonated with me so much. Thank you again for being part of our push for inclusive progress in the insurance sector and more broadly across society. Your contribution was hugely valued and it was a real pleasure to meet you.”
Inga K BealeCEO, Lloyds

“Everything went really well some great feedback and Charlotte’s speech was well received by the audience. Very inspirational particularly for the women in the audience working in the male dominated bread industry!”
AmyFOB