At the London Olympics, Anna Watkins solidified her legacy as a sportswoman by taking home the gold in the double scull and became known as the "Alchemist" for her skill at converting lesser medals into gold.
She shares the analytics, data utilization, and sports science that contributed to her quick ascent from amateur to Olympian at the age of eighteen. She is a scientist and mathematician. She goes on to discuss the unique components and psychology that allowed her to go from taking home bronze and silver medals to being undefeated for three years, earning two world titles, the Olympic record, World Rowing Crew of the Year and the gold medal itself.
Friendly, devoted and gifted, Anna Watkins uses her experiences to motivate others. She customizes her speeches for each group and uses her background in business to make sure that attendees get significant value out of the event.
After completing her Natural Sciences degree at Cambridge, Anna attended Reading University to earn her PhD in Applied Mathematics. In her professional life, Anna worked in data science, providing strategic advice on data and analytics to some of the biggest engineering firms and sports teams worldwide on behalf of McKinsey.
She was a director of the British Athletes Commission before becoming the founding patron of the Women's Sport Trust. She received an MBE for her contributions to rowing, an honorary fellowship from Staffordshire University and Keele University, and an honorary doctorate..
How to hire Anna Watkins for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Anna Watkins to speak.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Anna Watkins in certain cases will consider virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Anna Watkins or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Anna Watkins's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Anna Watkins for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Anna Watkins, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Anna Watkins. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Anna Watkins booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Anna Watkins for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Anna Watkins booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Anna Watkins charge for an event. An example fee to book Anna Watkins is in the starting range of $25,000-$39,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Anna Watkins for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Anna Watkins agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Anna Watkins, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Anna Watkins booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Anna Watkins, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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