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Elana Meyers Taylor

5x Olympic Medalist & World Champion in Women's Bobsledding; Most Decorated Black Athlete in Winter Olympic Games History

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Elana Meyers Taylor Biography

Elana Meyers Taylor is a four-time World Champion, eight-time World Championships medalist, five-time Winter Olympian medalist and 2015 World Cup Champion in bobsled. With her two medals in the 2022 Olympic Games, Meyers Taylor became the most decorated Black athlete in Winter Olympics history. Meyers Taylor also has collected more medals than any man or woman in Olympic bobsledding. She also became the oldest American woman to medal in Winter Olympics history.

The daughter of a professional football player, Meyers Taylor was born in Oceanside, California, but grew up in Douglasville, Georgia. A naturally gifted athlete across many sports, she was drawn to softball and at 9 years old she declared her intention to become an Olympian. She attended George Washington University on a softball scholarship and went on to play professionally for the Mid-Michigan Ice.

In the summer of 2007 she made the trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., home of the US National Bobsled Team. She never left. Meyers Taylor turned out to be an incredibly powerful brakeman and less than three years later she stood on the podium in Vancouver as an Olympic bronze medalist.

Post Vancouver, Meyers Taylor decided to take the wheel, or in the case of bobsled, the ‘D-rings’, and transition to the role of driver. Not long thereafter she became a regular on medals podiums around the world and eventually drove herself all the way back to the Olympic podium in 2014, this time in Sochi, Russia, and this time for silver.

In 2015, Meyers Taylor made history, becoming the first woman to earn a spot on the U.S. National Team competing with the men as a four-man bobsled pilot. She went on to become the first woman to win a medal in international competition in a men’s event. She won the 2015 World Championships in the women’s two-man event, the first woman in U.S. history to do so. That season she also won six of eight World Cup races and became the Overall World Cup Champion.

Meyers Taylor is partnered with the Women’s Sports Foundation, where serves on the Foundation’s Athlete Advisory Panel and travels the country sharing her passion for sports and equality with girls in our Sports 4 Life and GoGirlGo! funded programs. She served a six-year term as an athlete director on the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Board of Directors and is currently a mentor for Classroom Champions. Recently, George Washington University honored her with an honorary doctorate degree.

In 2018, at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Meyers Taylor battled back and forth with Team Germany over the four heat Olympic competition, missing the gold medal by just .07.

Speaking Topics
  • Diversity Issues & Challenging the Status Quo

  • Women’s Leadership/Creating Success in a Man’s World

  • Managing Change / Overcoming Setbacks While Pursuing Long Term Goals

    In 2017, Elana overcame a very serious concussion suffered in a racing crash and has publicly announced she will donate her brain to scientific research b/c of the extreme lack of women who do so

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5x Olympic Medalist & World Champion in Women's Bobsledding; Most Decorated Black Athlete in Winter Olympic Games History

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Elana Meyers Taylor Biography

Elana Meyers Taylor is a four-time World Champion, eight-time World Championships medalist, five-time Winter Olympian medalist and 2015 World Cup Champion in bobsled. With her two medals in the 2022 Olympic Games, Meyers Taylor became the most decorated Black athlete in Winter Olympics history. Meyers Taylor also has collected more medals than any man or woman in Olympic bobsledding. She also became the oldest American woman to medal in Winter Olympics history.

The daughter of a professional football player, Meyers Taylor was born in Oceanside, California, but grew up in Douglasville, Georgia. A naturally gifted athlete across many sports, she was drawn to softball and at 9 years old she declared her intention to become an Olympian. She attended George Washington University on a softball scholarship and went on to play professionally for the Mid-Michigan Ice.

In the summer of 2007 she made the trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., home of the US National Bobsled Team. She never left. Meyers Taylor turned out to be an incredibly powerful brakeman and less than three years later she stood on the podium in Vancouver as an Olympic bronze medalist.

Post Vancouver, Meyers Taylor decided to take the wheel, or in the case of bobsled, the ‘D-rings’, and transition to the role of driver. Not long thereafter she became a regular on medals podiums around the world and eventually drove herself all the way back to the Olympic podium in 2014, this time in Sochi, Russia, and this time for silver.

In 2015, Meyers Taylor made history, becoming the first woman to earn a spot on the U.S. National Team competing with the men as a four-man bobsled pilot. She went on to become the first woman to win a medal in international competition in a men’s event. She won the 2015 World Championships in the women’s two-man event, the first woman in U.S. history to do so. That season she also won six of eight World Cup races and became the Overall World Cup Champion.

Meyers Taylor is partnered with the Women’s Sports Foundation, where serves on the Foundation’s Athlete Advisory Panel and travels the country sharing her passion for sports and equality with girls in our Sports 4 Life and GoGirlGo! funded programs. She served a six-year term as an athlete director on the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Board of Directors and is currently a mentor for Classroom Champions. Recently, George Washington University honored her with an honorary doctorate degree.

In 2018, at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, Meyers Taylor battled back and forth with Team Germany over the four heat Olympic competition, missing the gold medal by just .07.

Elana Meyers Taylor Speaking Topics

  • Diversity Issues & Challenging the Status Quo

  • Women’s Leadership/Creating Success in a Man’s World

  • Managing Change / Overcoming Setbacks While Pursuing Long Term Goals

    In 2017, Elana overcame a very serious concussion suffered in a racing crash and has publicly announced she will donate her brain to scientific research b/c of the extreme lack of women who do so

Elana Meyers Taylor Videos

  • 2018 GW Commencement Honoree - Elana Meyers Taylor
    Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor, B.S. ’06, M.T.A. ’11, received an honorary degree from The George Washington University and spoke to the...
  • Elana Meyers Taylor on Leadership: 2015 Inspirational Leaders LUncheon
    Olympic medalist and 2015 Women's World Bobsledding champion Elana Meyers Taylor discusses leadership at the 2015 Inspirational Leaders Luncheon.
  • What I’ve Learned at 90 MPH | Elana Meyers Taylor | TEDxDouglasville
    In this talk, Elana describes the life of an Olympic bobsledder, connecting the tracks she competes upon with the everyday joys and struggles of...

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  • How to book Elana Meyers Taylor?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Elana Meyers Taylor for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Elana Meyers Taylor, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Elana Meyers Taylor or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Elana Meyers Taylor?

    Booking fees for Elana Meyers Taylor, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Elana Meyers Taylor, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Elana Meyers Taylor?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Elana Meyers Taylor for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Elana Meyers Taylor for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Elana Meyers Taylor or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Elana Meyers Taylor or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Elana Meyers Taylor is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Diversity Issues & Challenging the Status Quo , Women’s Leadership/Creating Success in a Man’s World and Managing Change / Overcoming Setbacks While Pursuing Long Term Goals. The estimated speaking fee range to book Elana Meyers Taylor for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Elana Meyers Taylor generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lisa Leslie, Dominique Dawes, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Bethany Hamilton and Allyson Felix. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Elana Meyers Taylor for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Elana Meyers Taylor Speaking Topics

  • Diversity Issues & Challenging the Status Quo

  • Women’s Leadership/Creating Success in a Man’s World

  • Managing Change / Overcoming Setbacks While Pursuing Long Term Goals

    In 2017, Elana overcame a very serious concussion suffered in a racing crash and has publicly announced she will donate her brain to scientific research b/c of the extreme lack of women who do so

Elana Meyers Taylor Speaker Videos

  • 2018 GW Commencement Honoree - Elana Meyers Taylor
    Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor, B.S. ’06, M.T.A. ’11, received an honorary degree from The George Washington University and spoke to the graduating class about the bad days she had while...
    Elana Meyers Taylor on Leadership: 2015 Inspirational Leaders LUncheon
    Olympic medalist and 2015 Women's World Bobsledding champion Elana Meyers Taylor discusses leadership at the 2015 Inspirational Leaders Luncheon.
  • What I’ve Learned at 90 MPH | Elana Meyers Taylor | TEDxDouglasville
    In this talk, Elana describes the life of an Olympic bobsledder, connecting the tracks she competes upon with the everyday joys and struggles of life. Native of Douglasville, GA and a graduate of...

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