Sydney McLaughlin, professional athlete and brand ambassador
As you may already know, today is International Women’s Day. On days like this, and every other day, it’s vital for us to amplify women’s voices and honor their courage, skills, and achievements. That’s why we’ve put together our favorite podcasts featuring female TAG Heuer ambassadors who are pushing the boundaries and smashing perceptions.
Maya Gabeira, the woman who rules the waves
Maya Gabeira is a Brazilian big wave surfer, activist, and the female Guinness World Record holder for the biggest wave ever surfed (it was the biggest wave surfed by anyone, of any gender, in 2020). She talks candidly to The Edge about her surfing career, the experience of recovering from a traumatic injury, and speaking up for what she believes in. Apart from being one of the best surfers in the world, Maya is also an advocate for ocean conservation and mental wellbeing in athletics. Read the highlights here.
Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, the game-changing soccer legends
Women’s soccer is on the rise across the world. It’s all down to great talents like Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris. The two-time World Cup champions open up about how the world is changing, the pleasures and pitfalls of social media, and their dedication to being positive role models for the LGBT+ community. Read the highlights here.
Sydney McLaughlin, the icon who broke the 52-second barrier
What’s it like to be the first woman in history to break the 52-second barrier? The exceptional American hurdler and sprinter Sydney McLaughlin ran us through the moments that led to her record-breaking track race at the Tokyo Olympics. She talks about how she overcame obstacles, the pressures of being an athlete, and the euphoric feeling of going beyond the edge. Read the highlights here.
Simona de Silvestro, the speed queen
In a sport that’s mostly dominated by men, racing driver Simona de Silvestro is a glorious exception. Simona’s skill and passion have taken her from Formula Atlantic and IndyCar to Formula 1 and Formula E. In 2010, Simona was crowned ‘Rookie of the Year’ at the legendary Indy 500. She talks to The Edge about what it’s like to be a woman in motorsport, how a crash shaped her career, and her thoughts on Formula E, the next generation of motorsport. Read the highlights here.
Sky Brown, Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist
Sky Brown is only 14 years old, but her list of achievements is simply remarkable. The prodigious skateboarder and surfer talks to The Edge about her incredible Bronze medal winning run at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Since her heroics at the Olympics, Sky has won the 2021 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award and 2022’s Comeback of the Year Award at the Laureus World Sports Awards. Read the highlights here.
We’d also like to make a special mention to our other women ambassadors. They too are breaking barriers and raising the bar. From four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka to three-time major champion Chun In-gee to two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitová. Each one of them is making a difference both within and outside the world of sport. And we’re going to continue celebrating their achievements. On International Women’s Day and every other day.