Honorary Degree for Anne Wafula Strike
Honorary degrees will be presented by the University of Essex to outstanding figures in the arts, sport, technology, science and business sectors as it holds its summer graduation ceremonies for the first time since 2019.
A resident of Essex, Anne is a sporting ambassador, and disability rights and inclusion campaigner. In 2020, Anne was appointed as a Commonwealth special envoy Champion for Equality in Sports with a role to promote the Commonwealth’s values and principles around the world by connecting sporting initiatives and supporting the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals relating to sport, peace and development and improving equality in sport. She continues to advocate for an accessible and inclusive society.
As a speaker Anne as never forgotten all the people who helped her achieve her success and is determined to get as many people as she can to achieve their own potential and personal goals.
Her speaking topics include –
- Overcoming Adversity & Barriers
- Diversity & Inclusion
“Annes contribution was invigorating, challenging and thoughtful. Her ability to translate her own personal experiences and life challenges to inspire is quite exceptional. She inspired so many to recognise the potential we hold inside which is fuelled by the need to be wanted and the energy that is drawn from happiness, fulfilment and support and the need to be in charge of the person we want to be.” – RCN Nurse Network