Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj_Flag_Portrait_300Ibtihaj Muhammad is a member of the United States Fencing Team and currently ranks No. 2 in the United States and No. 7 in the world.  Named to Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People list, Ibtihaj is an important figure in a larger global discussion.  Her voice continues to unite both the sports and non-sports world.

Ibtihaj is a 2016 Olympic medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist, including 2014 World Champion in the team event.  In August 2016, she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics in hijab.  Muhammad was a 3-time All American and graduated from Duke University with a dual major in International Relations and African Studies, and minor in Arabic.  She is also a sports ambassador, where she serves on the U.S. Department of State’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sport Initiative.  She has traveled to various countries to engage on the importance of sports and education.

Career Highlights:

  • 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • 2015 Pan American Championship Team
  • 2014 Pan American Championship Team (Bronze)
  • 2013 Top 10 World Ranking and USA Champion
  • 2013 Pan American Championship Team (Gold – Team)
  • 2012 Pan American Championship Team (Gold – Team)
  • 2012 Senior World Championship Team (Bronze – Team)
  • 2011 Senior World Championship Team (Bronze – Team)
  • 2011 Pan American Championship Team (Gold – Team)
  • 2010 Senior World Championship Team
  • 2010 Pan American Championship Team (Gold – Team, Bronze – Individual)
  • 2006 NCAA All AmericanIbtihaj_Muhammad_300wide
  • 2004 NCAA All American

Media Coverage:

Time Magazine: 100 Most Influential People

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

CNN

Forbes Magazine

Time Magazine: A New Face for Team USA

ESPN

Popsugar

Today Show

June, 2016

The Ellen Show

June, 2016