Over the course of her legendary career in soccer Briana had to overcome innumerable obstacles. She parallels the hurdles she faced in her athletic career with real life challenges many professionals experience, sharing tools for success that are just as applicable in the boardroom as they were on the soccer pitch.
Briana’s journey has given her a unique perspective, as one the first African American professional female soccer players and one of the only openly LGBT players in the league. Briana is an excellent person to have speak on diversity as well as overcoming obstacles to achieve your dream.
Briana has spoken at hundreds of events for organizations including leading research hospitals, top Fortune 500 corporations, influential non-profits, as well as community and youth events. She has also participated in large conferences focusing on topics ranging from concussion and sport safety to LGBT and diversity issues.
We had the privilege of hearing Briana speak at a company-wide event during Black History Month, and all I can say is WOW! She is so personable, approachable and genuinely humble when speaking about her life accomplishments, while her inner strength and deep conviction are readily evident. Our employees, friends and family were blown away by the perspective and wisdom she shared with us. We will absolutely look for ways to bring her back for future speaking engagements!
”Briana Scurry is a fascinating speaker whose portrayals of her world class experiences both on and off the field captivate the audience. She makes her presentations relevant to the listeners"
”Bri Scurry is an amazing woman, and her life story and experiences resonate deeply with audiences. From corporate executives, to policy wonks, to women who idolized the 1999 team, to young girls who have heard the ’99 stories, she educates, motivates and inspires. Bri is outstanding at connecting with audiences honestly and personally — she always builds in a lot of time to answer questions and have a dialogue. Every time I hear her speak, I am thrilled to see that everyone in the room is energized not only because she’s a soccer legend, but also because she’s a true American role model."
”Briana Scurry is a passionate, enthusiastic, and effective speaker with a unique ability to draw an audience in and leave a lasting impression. The U.S. Soccer Foundation is proud to work with Briana. This past year, Briana attended and spoke at a few of our events that featured some of our largest partners. Not only did she give remarks, but she stayed and interacted with our guests, which helped us continue to solidify and grow our relationships. We look forward to working with Briana in the future and growing our impact nationwide – together."
”Briana brought great energy, humor and humility to her keynote at our event. She fully discloses the challenges she had – both with her health and her attitude — and her candor created a great rapport with the audience. Her discussion of the power of “visioning” complemented other messages in our conference offerings. She was very warm and comfortable with our crowd — staying 45 minutes after the keynote to sign autographs, take pictures and share her medals (her “girls”) with the attendees. She easily connected with people at a personal level. I was beyond pleased with the value she brought to our event.”
”Briana spoke at our 5th annual Athlete Leadership Connection in front of 80 champion and collegiate student-athletes. Her personal story combined with her conviction for truth mesmerized and inspired our athlete audience. Briana's message could not be more important and her ability to convey such an important message is admirable.”