Full Name
Allyson Felix
Job Title
Olympic Champion & Co-founder
Speaker Bio

Allyson Felix reigns as the most decorated American Track & Field Olympian of all time. She officially retired from competitive running in summer 2022, with a mind-blowing thirty-one global medals at the Olympics and World Championships and titles as both a World Record Holder and a Master’s World Record Holder.
Ms. Felix broke records after winning her bronze and gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - her fifth and final Games. She also made history by sporting racing spikes created by her lifestyle and footwear brand, Saysh – becoming the first Track & Field athlete to do so. Saysh not only creates a supportive community for women, but it also makes athletic-inspired footwear made for and by women, unlike most brands whose shoes are created based off of men’s feet. Saysh sought out women-led, women-funded partners for the brand’s recent Series A fundraising round, which raised $8 million and included the Athleta brand.
Off the track, Ms. Felix is a fierce advocate for maternity rights; she gave birth to her daughter Camryn in 2018. In 2019, she wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times that called out Nike, her former sponsor, for not providing guaranteed protections for pregnant athletes and new moms. The public reaction to the piece put pregnancy discrimination in athletics in the spotlight. During the 2020 Olympics, Ms. Felix and her new sponsor Athleta created the Power of She Fund: Child Care Grant – a fund to assist mom-athletes with childcare while competing at the games.
Ms. Felix serves as a member of the Right To Play board to raise awareness for underserved children in developing regions.

Allyson Felix