Catherine Spencer

Former Captain of the England Womens Rugby Team

A former International Rugby player and captain who played in two World Cup finals and eight 6 Nations championships. Catherine won England player of the year in 2006 and picked up the Rugby Union Writers Club Award in 2010 recognising outstanding achievements on and off the pitch.

Catherine is founder of Inspiring Women, a platform to find and encourage female leaders through public speaking, mentoring, ambassador services and workshops.  Catherine is a regular broadcaster with a number of channels including Sky, ITV and the BBC and has written articles for the Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Times and The Guardian.

Session Details

Blind Summits: Rugby & Business

Astor Suite: 2.15pm - 3.00pm

Catherine describes her rugby and business career as a series of ‘blind summits’. Always looking up, always moving forward. Catherine shares her stories and most personal emotions, her journey of incredible highs and heart-breaking lows whilst delivering her key messages that are fundamental to becoming and being a leader.

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Learn about elite performance leadership lessons
  • Understand how to deal with failure as well as success
  • Be inspired and entertained by a world cup finalist captain, regular key-note and after dinner speaker, broadcaster and business entrepreneur

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