Anita Asante is a former England footballer.
Anita currently plays for Aston Villa in the FA’s Women’s Super League (FAWSL).
With 71 caps for England, spanning 14 years, including competing for Team GB at the 2012 Olympics, Anita is a prominent figure in the footballing world.
Asante made her England footballing debut in 2004.
As a result, she went on to compete in two World Cups and three UEFA European Championships.
Furthermore, Anita also kicked off the first-ever women’s Olympic football match for Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012.
Her showcase career began with Arsenal as a teenager; a club where she went on to be part of the historic quadruple winning Arsenal team who were crowned champions in the Champions League, Premier League, Premier League Cup and FA Cup all in one season.
Arsenal also became the only English team ever to win the Champions League.
Anita has also played top-flight club football for Chelsea, where she won the WSL title in 2020 and the FA Women’s Continental Cup, as well a successful stint playing football in the USA and Sweden where more domestic honours came.
Away from the pitch, Anita enjoys talking about football and women’s sport, working for media outlets including the BBC and Sky Sports.
She is also an ambassador for Show Racism the Red Card, the UK’s anti-racism educational charity and Amnesty International UK.
Anita Asante is an excellent keynote speaker and is well qualified to share her experiences.
Speaking topics include:
- Overcoming Adversity
- Diversity and Inclusion
Whether it’s any of the topics above or being a prominent figure in the challenging world of a male-dominated sport, Anita has a story you want to hear.