Speaking - Briana Scurry
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Legendary U.S. Goalkeeper, Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cup Champion and

Preeminent Speaker



Over the course of her legendary career in soccer Briana had to overcome innumerable obstacles. She parallels the hurdles she faced in her athletic career with real life challenges many professionals experience, sharing tools for success that are just as applicable in the boardroom as they were on the soccer pitch.

• Overcoming Obstacles
• Motivation and Inspiration
• Succeeding Under Pressure
• Teambuilding


Briana’s journey has given her a unique perspective, as one the first African American professional female soccer players and one of the only openly LGBT players in the league. Briana is an excellent person to have speak on diversity as well as overcoming obstacles to achieve your dream.

• Diversity
• LGBT Issues
• African American Issues
• Motivation and Inspiration


In first grade Briana told her teacher it was her dream to by an Olympian, today she stands with three medals to her name. Briana grew up playing a variety of sports, all of which helped mold her into the Olympian she is today. Briana talks with young athletes and students about the importance of setting goals, and working to achieve them through dedication and hard work.

• Staying Focused
• Setting Goals and Achieving Results
• Love of the Game
• Concussion Prevention and Awareness

Interesting in have Briana come speak at your event? Contact us now for more booking information.


View a portion of an inspiring speech Briana gave at Georgetown University.

Past Speaking Engagements

Briana has spoken at numerous events for organizations including leading research hospitals, top Fortune 500 corporations, influential non-profits, as well as community and youth events. She has also participated in large conferences focusing on topics ranging from concussion and sport safety to LGBT and diversity issues.

“Briana Scurry is a fascinating speaker whose portrayals of her world class experiences both on and off the field captivate the audience.  She makes her presentations relevant to the listeners.”

— Mary Jane Bender, Executive Director of Illinois Youth Soccer Association

“Briana Scurry has served as an incredible role model for youth in our after-school program, particularly girls. Briana has a special ability to relate to and connect with soccer players of all ages and experience levels and has made an indelible impact on those she’s taught and spoken to. We couldn’t be more thankful to Briana for her investment in DC SCORES and our poet-athletes!”

— Jake Lloyd, Communications Director, DC SCORES

“True Colors hosts the largest LGBT youth conference in the country. Briana’s story, which she shared at a keynote session, was an inspiration to youth and adult attendees, alike. We appreciated her candor, her realness and her ability to relate not only to such a large audience, but one-on-one as youth lined up to speak with her after.”

 — Robin McHaelen, Executive Director of True Colors

“From her beginnings as the youngest of nine growing up playing soccer in Minnesota through her unforgettable Olympic goal medal and World Cup performances and into the ongoing challenges of life after a career ending concussion, Briana Scurry’s story is as moving as it is extraordinary.  Her talk, delivered with all the raw and intense emotion of a personal conversation between close friends, takes you on a journey from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, and back again.  With a message of love, hope, and perseverance, Briana Scurry’s Keynote will delight, encourage, and inspire your audience and give them something to talk about for years to come.”

Bryan Thomas Pugh, Executive Director of Brain Injury Association of Maryland
2014 Annual Conference “Cherish Today…Challenge Tomorrow”

“Bri Scurry is an amazing woman and her life story and experiences resonate deeply with audiences. From corporate executives, to policy wonks, to women who idolized the 1999 team, to young girls who have heard the ’99 stories, she educates, motivates and inspires. Bri is outstanding at connecting with audiences honestly and personally — she always builds in a lot of time to answer questions and have a dialogue. Every time I hear her speak, I am thrilled to see that everyone in the room is energized not only because she’s a soccer legend, but also because she’s a true American role model.”

 Holly O’Donnell, Executive Director, America SCORES

“Briana Scurry is a passionate, enthusiastic, and effective speaker with a unique ability to draw an audience in and leave a lasting impression. The U.S. Soccer Foundation is proud to work with Briana. This past year, Briana attended and spoke at a few of our events that featured some of our largest partners. Not only did she give remarks, but she stayed and interacted with our guests, which helped us continue to solidify and grow our relationships. We look forward to working with Briana in the future and growing our impact nationwide – together.”

— Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation

“Bri Scurry’s afternoon with our recreational soccer team was hands down the highlight of their young soccer lives. There’s no way to identify which part was the most spectacular: the informal Q&A where she answered all of the girls’ questions, the Olympic medals she let the girls hold, the individual time she gave to each of them signing cleats and jerseys, and the attention she offered them during a skills clinic. We coaches were thrilled she let us shoot on her in goal!  Even though she is a world champion, Bri was approachable, honest, and easy-going from the minute she arrived, and all of the girls piled on hugs before she left. They will never forget the day a superstar shined on their little soccer field.  Thank you so much!”

 — Kimberly Suiters, WJLA Anchor and Youth Soccer Coach