The SurfGirl Summit is a platform to showcase the most talented, inspirational and pioneering female figures in sport, adventure and wellbeing. The aim is to collectively share stories, wisdom, ideas and beliefs that install confidence, energy and empowerment in our participants.
Check out our line up of speakers….
Amna Akhtar | Founder of GirlDreamer
Amna is a British Pakistani woman on a journey to live her best and most authentic life, while supporting other women of colour to do the same. After a missed childhood opportunity to compete in the 2008 Olympics, Amna made it her mission to take on societal barriers that prevent women of colour from pursuing and achieving their dreams. After dropping out of university in 2011, Amna went on a journey of civic service and in 2016 set up GirlDreamer – a multi award-winning non-profit organisation that supports the development of young women of colour to tackle social inequality and pursue their dreams. Since then, she has gone on to become a TEDx speaker, a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, set up the UK’s first women of colour longboarding and surfing initiatives and recently set up her own mentoring venture specialising in Mindset, Wellness and Emotional Intelligence.
Kris Hallenga | Co-Founder of Coppafeel, Author
Kris is an author and co-founder of Coppafeel Charity. Kris and her twin sister Maren founded the first breast cancer education charity, CoppaFeel!, which raises over £2million per year, and has saved many lives. She has received a Pride of Britain Award, A Cosmopolitan Campaigner of the year award, and been awarded an honorary doctorate from Nottingham Trent University. Kris now pursues speaking engagements, writing, and dipping in the cold sea whilst working for CoppaFeel! part time. Kris’s best selling book, ‘Glittering a Turd’ is more than just another cancer memoir; it’s a handbook for living life to the fullest, shining a new perspective on survival and learning to glitter your own turd, whatever it might be.
Amy is a passionate Ocean Activist, having working in the environmental sector for the last 15 years. As Head of Campaigns & Policy at Surfers Against Sewage she is responsible leading the charities campaign, policy and project work around water quality, plastic pollution, ocean & climate, and ocean recovery. She has authored SAS’s Water Quality Report since 2019; overseas the UK only real time water quality information service, the Safer Seas & Rivers Service; leads the UK’s largest Brand Audit to hold polluters to account, launched the charities Ocean & Climate Emergency campaign; and convened and co-ordinates the #EndSewagePollution campaign that skyrocketed the issue of sewage pollution into the public and political domain in 2020.