Allyson Felix
Full Name
Allyson Felix
Most Decorated US Track Olympian, Mom, Founder of Saysh, Activist
Speaker Bio
It seems like we already know everything we need to know about her, but in many ways, she is still carving her path. Her commitment to excellence has cast a shadow of predictability, but Allyson Felix stands alone.

After Felix won her bronze and gold metal at her fifth and final Olympic games at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, she became the most decorated Track & Field Olympian of all time. Felix closes this chapter of her life with a mind-blowing, twenty-seven global medals at the Olympics and World Championships and titles as both a World Record Holder and a Master’s World Record Holder.  

Felix continued to make history in Tokyo, by sporting racing spikes created by her company – lifestyle brand, Saysh – becoming the first athlete to race in their own spike. Launched in June, Saysh not only aims to create an encouraging and supportive community for women, but it also designs and manufactures athletic-inspired footwear made for and by women, unlike most brands, whose shoes are created based off of men’s feet and footwear. Running in her own spikes on the largest stage in the world, Felix exemplified that she is about more than just medals – she was running for change, equity and acceptance for women and girls everywhere.  

Off the track, Felix is a fierce advocate for maternity rights for all women. In 2019, she wrote an opinion piece for The New York Times that called out Nike, her former sponsor, for not providing guaranteed protections for pregnant athletes and new moms. (Felix gave birth to her daughter Camryn in 2018.) The public reaction to the piece put pregnancy discrimination in athletics in the spotlight, and the practice was heavily criticized. More female athletes came to Felix’s side, offering up their stories. During the 2020 Olympics, Felix alongside her new sponsor Athleta, created the Power of She Fund: Child Care Grant – a fund to assist mom-athletes with childcare while competing at the games.

Felix has always been passionate for children and serves as a member of the Right To Play board hoping to raise awareness for underserved children in developing regions.

Felix currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.