Head of Inclusion & Engagement, Birmingham 2022
Donna has become a leader in equality diversity and inclusion with over 10 years of corporate experience within business, sport, leadership, well-being and PMA for both start-ups and established companies. In 2021 she was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has served as a Trustee, advisor and Board member for multiple organisations, such as the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Women’s Sports Trust, British Athletes Commission, International Women’s Group and Her Spirit to name a few.
Donna Fraser is a 4x Olympian and former 400m sprinter for Great Britain, with a successful athletics career which spanned over 20 years and has a host of European, Commonwealth and World medals. Donna, unfortunately, retired in 2009 due to being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She was recognised with the Freedom of the Borough of Croydon in 2018 for services to sport and continues to be enthused to help inspire a generation through education by ‘giving back’ and sharing her knowledge and experience with young people aspiring to achieve their goals.
From the athletics track to the Boardroom, Donna has created a career synonymous with all the characteristics that you’d attribute to one of Britain’s greats. To characterise by her sporting achievements alone is to do a great disservice to the inspiring woman that she is today as an international speaker, strategist, and charity ambassador. She dedicates much of her time to working in Business, Sport, and the charity sector to inspire and embed inclusive and diverse cultures.