Aimée Mullins has redefined what it means to be versatile. From the athletic field to the runway, the silver screen to the speaker’s podium, her life is a masterclass in breaking through conventional boundaries.
Aimée Mullins is a living embodiment of breaking barriers and redefining norms. From setting world records as a double amputee athlete to gracing international fashion runways and starring in hit television shows, she has carved a unique path in multiple industries. An advocate, actor, and public speaker, Aimée’s life story is a testament to the power of embracing adversity. With a range of accomplishments as varied as they are impressive, she stands as a beacon of resilience and innovation, inspiring audiences worldwide through her advocacy work and signature keynote, ‘Embracing Adversity.’
Mullins holds the unique honor of being the first double amputee to compete in Division 1 NCAA track and field. She represented Team USA in the 1996 Paralympic Games and shattered world records in the 100m, 200m, and long jump. Aimée is a forerunner in adaptive sports, credited with popularizing the carbon fiber ‘cheetah leg’ prosthetic, now worn by over 90% of athletes with leg amputations.
From the track to the catwalk, Aimée seamlessly transitioned into a successful fashion career. She became a global brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris and strutted her stuff on international runways. She’s also turned heads in the world of acting with her roles in popular shows like Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” and she recently joined AppleTV+’s A-list ensemble cast in “EXTRAPOLATIONS.”
2012 was a milestone year for Aimée; she served as Chef de Mission for the U.S. at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in London. Appointed by Hillary Clinton, Aimée also became part of the Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports. Her advocacy work extends to non-profit sectors and public speaking engagements on a wide range of subjects including body image, identity, and innovation.
In her keynote, Aimée redefines our understanding of “crisis as usual” in today’s complex business environment. She offers an invigorating perspective on adversity, viewing it not as an obstacle but as an opportunity for innovation and growth. Her keynotes address the challenges facing today’s business leaders, dissecting them through the lens of her multifaceted life experiences, from the Pentagon to the Olympics and beyond.
Aimée is one of the youngest inductees into the United States’ National Women’s Hall of Fame and is a highly respected public figure whose TED Talks have been translated into 42 languages. She was also involved in inducting Jane Fonda into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2019.
For those seeking a more custom experience, Aimée often hosts interactive Q&A sessions. These dynamic conversations provide a unique opportunity for the audience to engage with her on a wide range of topics.