Trailblazing Olympian Simi Adeagbo will visit Bryn Mawr on Thursday, November 17, to share her work of building a better world through sport.
Adeagbo made Olympic history at the 2018 Winter Games, becoming the first Nigerian Winter Olympian and the first African and Black woman to compete in Skeleton at the Olympics. She relentlessly uses her platform to inspire others and empower women and youth. Adeagbo created a signature master class designed to build leadership skills and uplift girls through the power of sport that she’s rolled out in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Morocco in partnership with various organizations. She’s also an ambassador for Malala Fund, and has partnered with the organization to raise funds and spread the message of empowering girls to millions of people. Adeagbo was also selected as a member of the Obama Foundation Leaders inaugural class in recognition of her work driving positive change across Africa.
At Bryn Mawr, Adeagbo will read her book, "Sleigh, Sleigh, Sleigh All Day" with Pre-K through third graders, meet with Upper School athletes for lunch, and share her presentation with 4th-8th graders and the full Upper School.