|As a woman determined to make a difference, Chair of Women in Football and successful winner of our Pledge competition we are thrilled to have Anna Kessel in the December spotlight.|
|1. Your career in 1 sentence|
Thirteen years as a sports journalist has made me passionate about pushing for equality in the sports industry.
2. What is the highlight of your career to date?
Writing Eat Sweat Play, a book that champions sport for women whatever their interest or ability. Almost everyday I receive messages from women, and men, who have read the book and feel inspired by it. I feel very proud to have been part of so many people reconnecting with sport in a positive way.
3. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Determined to make a difference (sorry that’s 5!)
4. What is the key to your success?
Not caring about ‘success’. Family and happiness comes first.
5. Who inspired you and why?
In the sports industry we are lucky to be surrounded by amazing role models. I’m just really pleased to see that so many more are now finally being recognised and championed for the heros and sheros that they are.
6. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
"Use your voice" – Michelle Moore.
7. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t be afraid. Deep down inside everyone is bricking it.