Lead Her Forward

Elana Meyers Taylor

BOBSLED | Three-time Olympic medalist, Four-time World Champion, WSF President-Elect

I am lucky to say that I have built my life around doing what I love: playing and competing in sports. I can also say that if I had not gotten involved with multiple sports from such a young age then I probably would no be where I am today, nor doing what I love to do. Sports have provided me with sense of empowerment knowing that each and every day I am working towards my passion. It is important that we continue to pass on this sense of purpose, confidence and fighting-spirit which I learned through playing sports to our future generation of athletes and leaders. Please join me on National Girls and Women in Sports Day in creating a more empowered future!

Career Highlights

  • Three-time Olympic medalist, including two silver (2014, 2018) and a bronze (2010)
  • Four-time World Champion
  • Six-time World Championships medalist
  • One of the first women to compete with/against men in an international four-man bobsled competition
  • Graduate of George Washington University, where she earned her B.A. while playing softball. Also has master’s degrees from George Washington and the Keller School of Management of DeVry University
  • In 2015, made history by becoming the first woman to earn a spot on the men’s bobsled national team as a four-man bobsled pilot