The career for Katrin Davidsdottir just keeps getting better.
The 2015 and 2016 Fittest woman on earth from Iceland earned another honor this week: panelist at the espnW: Women + Sports Summit. Davidsdottir took part in a panel discussion about empowering women in sports.
The yearly summit unites a world-class group of leaders in sports and business, female athletes, and industry influencers for a two-day program of speakers, sports activities, and collaboration – all focused on creating positive change and opportunity for women in sports.
“She believed she could, so she did.
Sometimes all we need is for someone to show us that something is POSSIBLE! And that’s what every single woman up there is doing: breaking boundaries & writing up their own story 💥❤️👊🏼
So proud & thankful I got to share the stage with these INCREDIBLE women at the @espnw summit on monday! Strong, driven, fierce & honest.”
“Something I wish I had addressed on stage but didn’t: “We as women don’t take enough credit for our accomplishments.”
I say WE a lot. We won the Games. We worked hard at this. And I mean every single ounce of that “we”. The statement above could well be true, but I couldn’t agree less with it in this context.
When I say that “I” failed at something but “we” accomplished something, I am not in anyway giving away credit or making myself smaller. In all honesty: I don’t mind failures.
I NEED them. I learn from them. They push me to places I otherwise couldn’t have gone. And for me to do that, I must take ownership of them first.
When I say WE accomplish something I am not taking away anything from myself. I take GREAT PRIDE in my own hard work, dedication & choices I make.
I am simply acknowledging the people that are on this journey with me, that without I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am.
Maybe us women don’t take enough credit for the amazing things we do: but man or woman I think we could all do with acknowledging the STRENGTH in help. The strength in people.
I want to show people what is POSSIBLE. But I try to be open & honest with what it takes. It takes a lot of hard work. It takes a lot of failures. And it takes A TEAM OF PEOPLE”
Earlier this year Katrin Davidsdottir posed for ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue.
“Take a look behind the scenes of CrossFit champion Katrín Davíðsdóttir’s ESPN Body Issue shoot, and listen as she discusses the workout philosophy that made her the fittest woman on Earth.”
Check out the full Katrin Davidsdottir interview from the espnW: Women + Sports Summit below.
On being the first CrossFit Games athlete to speak at the Summit.
“I think it’s very cool. Over the past couple years we have seen the growth of the sport. And to just like see the opportunities they’ve gotten out of it, it’s incredible.”
On being a global ambassador for the sport of CrossFit.
“I think at the core of it is what do I want to do with the sport? I think right now there are a million things I want to do. But I always come back to right now, I want to be the best athlete I want to be.”
— espnW (@espnW) October 21, 2019