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Pioneering Polar Explorer; Educator; Activist for Women and Girls

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Ann Bancroft is the first woman in history to cross the ice to the North and South Poles. In 1986, Ann Bancroft dogsledded 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the Northwest Territories in Canada to the North Pole as the only female member of the Steger International Polar Expedition. In 1993, she led the American Women's Expedition to the South Pole, a 67-day expedition of 660 miles (1,060 km) on skis by four women.

Born in 1955 in Mendota Heights, Minn., Ann Bancroft's love of the outdoors began early in life. Aside from the two years she spent with her family in Kenya, East Africa (in fifth and sixth grades), Ann Bancroft was a student of Minnesota's vast wilderness. Her father often took her on camping and canoe trips in northern Minnesota. At age eight, she began to lead her own mini-expeditions, cajoling her cousins into accompanying her on backyard winter camping trips. Ann Bancroft's passion for polar adventures is matched by her enthusiasm for teaching children.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from the University of Oregon, Ann Bancroft taught physical and special education in Minneapolis schools and coached softball, basketball, track and field, volleyball, and tennis. She also is an instructor for Wilderness Inquiry, an organization that helps disabled and able-bodied individuals enjoy the wilderness year round.

Ann Bancroft's other achievements include founding and leading the Ann Bancroft Foundation, a non-profit organization that celebrates the existing and potential achievements of women and girls. She has been featured in the book Remarkable Women of the Twentieth Century (1998); inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame (1995); named Ms. magazine's "Woman of the Year" (1987); and honored with numerous awards for her accomplishments.

Most recently, Ann Bancroft, who was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, appeared in "Ennis' Gift," a documentary about learning differences produced by the Ennis Cosby Foundation, featuring celebrities who have dealt with learning disabilities, such as James Earl Jones, Henry Winkler, Danny Glover, and Bruce Jenner. With Ann Bancroft's polar expeditions have come severe tests of teamwork and leadership, as well as opportunities to shatter female stereotypes, making her a sought-after speaker and seminar leader on these topics among corporations, schools, and non-profit organizations.

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No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Historic Journey Across Antarctica

No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Historic Journey Across Antarctica

Ann And Liv Cross Antarctica

Ann And Liv Cross Antarctica

Speaking Topics
  • Lessons from the South Pole: Leadership and Teamwork

  • The Challenge of Adapting to Change

  • Taking Risks to Achieve Your Dreams

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Ann Bancroft

Pioneering Polar Explorer; Educator; Activist for Women and Girls

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Ann Bancroft Biography

Ann Bancroft is the first woman in history to cross the ice to the North and South Poles. In 1986, Ann Bancroft dogsledded 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from the Northwest Territories in Canada to the North Pole as the only female member of the Steger International Polar Expedition. In 1993, she led the American Women's Expedition to the South Pole, a 67-day expedition of 660 miles (1,060 km) on skis by four women.

Born in 1955 in Mendota Heights, Minn., Ann Bancroft's love of the outdoors began early in life. Aside from the two years she spent with her family in Kenya, East Africa (in fifth and sixth grades), Ann Bancroft was a student of Minnesota's vast wilderness. Her father often took her on camping and canoe trips in northern Minnesota. At age eight, she began to lead her own mini-expeditions, cajoling her cousins into accompanying her on backyard winter camping trips. Ann Bancroft's passion for polar adventures is matched by her enthusiasm for teaching children.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from the University of Oregon, Ann Bancroft taught physical and special education in Minneapolis schools and coached softball, basketball, track and field, volleyball, and tennis. She also is an instructor for Wilderness Inquiry, an organization that helps disabled and able-bodied individuals enjoy the wilderness year round.

Ann Bancroft's other achievements include founding and leading the Ann Bancroft Foundation, a non-profit organization that celebrates the existing and potential achievements of women and girls. She has been featured in the book Remarkable Women of the Twentieth Century (1998); inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame (1995); named Ms. magazine's "Woman of the Year" (1987); and honored with numerous awards for her accomplishments.

Most recently, Ann Bancroft, who was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, appeared in "Ennis' Gift," a documentary about learning differences produced by the Ennis Cosby Foundation, featuring celebrities who have dealt with learning disabilities, such as James Earl Jones, Henry Winkler, Danny Glover, and Bruce Jenner. With Ann Bancroft's polar expeditions have come severe tests of teamwork and leadership, as well as opportunities to shatter female stereotypes, making her a sought-after speaker and seminar leader on these topics among corporations, schools, and non-profit organizations.

Ann Bancroft Videos

  • Ann Bancroft Speaking Wolf 2006 - YouTube
  • Ann Bancroft: Polar Explorer, Minnesota Legend - YouTube

Ann Bancroft Books

Ann Bancroft Speaking Topics

  • Lessons from the South Pole: Leadership and Teamwork

  • The Challenge of Adapting to Change

  • Taking Risks to Achieve Your Dreams

FAQs on booking Ann Bancroft

  • How to book Ann Bancroft?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ann Bancroft for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 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. Fill out a booking request form for Ann Bancroft, 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 Ann Bancroft or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ann Bancroft?

    Booking fees for Ann Bancroft, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 Ann Bancroft, 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 Ann Bancroft?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ann Bancroft for clients worldwide for more than 15 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 Ann Bancroft 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 Ann Bancroft or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ann Bancroft 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.

Ann Bancroft is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ann Bancroft for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ann Bancroft generally travels from MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neal Petersen, Jim Morris, Roger Crawford, Bear Grylls and David Breashears. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ann Bancroft for an upcoming event.

Ann Bancroft Speaker Videos

  • Ann Bancroft Speaking Wolf 2006 - YouTube
    Ann Bancroft: Polar Explorer, Minnesota Legend - YouTube

Ann Bancroft Speaking Topics

  • Lessons from the South Pole: Leadership and Teamwork

  • The Challenge of Adapting to Change

  • Taking Risks to Achieve Your Dreams

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