On a wet and blustery November morning, the Dublin Young Leaders turned out in numbers to hear from Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy. Annalise, a silver medal winner in the 2016 Rio Olympics, European champion, and world cup medal winner, wowed the Young Leaders with her story of sheer determination, grit, and resilience. She spoke of the challenges she experienced in the London Olympics, how it powered her to success in the Rio Olympics, and to compete in the incredibly difficult nine month Volvo Ocean Race. Annalise was an inspiration to the Young Leaders as she encouraged them to pursue goals, and to tackle adversity head-on. The Dublin Young Leaders will certainly be cheering her on in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Many thanks to Annalise for taking the time to speak to the Young Leaders and to our kind host KPMG Dublin.
Ireland – Global Leadership Series with Annalise Murphy
Annalise Murphy is a sailor from Dublin, she grew up learning to sail in Blessington Lake and Dun Laoghaire harbour. After a successful junior and youth career she set her sights on competing at the Olympic Games. She competed in London 2012 in the single handed laser radial class finishing fourth and then winning a silver medal in Rio in 2016. Annalise has been European Champion and a world cup medal winner over her sailing career so far. Annalise competed in the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic, a tough 9 month race circumnavigating the world. She is now preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.