Wellness Advocate and
Former World Champion Boxer
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Laila Ali is a wellness advocate, a celebrated athlete and an entrepreneur. She was undefeated during her seven years as a boxer, capturing four championship belts. Ali is president of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes equality for women in professional sports. Ali also hosts the ABC-TV show “Everyday Health.”
She graduated from Santa Monica College with a degree in business management. Ali was named the 2012 “Mombassador” for the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon, a competition she completed in an impressive three hours and six minutes. In 2012, she made history as the first female analyst to provide commentary for NBC/CNBC on women’s boxing in the Olympics. Ali has co-authored a motivational book for young women titled Reach! Finding Strength, Spirit and Personal Power. Ali’s father is legendary fighter Muhammad Ali.