Annabelle Williams

International speaker, Paralympic gold medalist, board director, sports commentator, diversity advocate; Australia
Work Experience: 7+ years’ experience in senior management
Annabelle Williams

A mother, Paralympic gold medalist, international motivational speaker, attorney, brand ambassador, board director, TV reporter, and sports commentator, Annabelle is a leading voice on diversity and inclusion and is creating a movement to change people’s perceptions about their own limitations.

Career and achievements

Annabelle captained the Australian Paralympic swim team and managed to balance her sporting career with a highly successful and demanding corporate career as an attorney.

Among her outstanding achievements are:

  • Competed in two Paralympic Games
  • Broke five world records 
  • Won numerous medals for Australia, including gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games
  • Was awarded with the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia at the age of 24 for her service to sport as a strong advocate for the rights of athletes

Annabelle has been a mergers-and-acquisitions attorney at a top-tier law firm and in-house counsel for the Australian Olympic Committee

She holds a number of international board and advisory positions and recently graduated from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she delivered the valedictory address. 

Curious facts

Annabelle was, for a fleeting moment, Charlize Theron’s stunt double in Mad Max: Fury Road.