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Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and health expert, ambassador for children in need, television personality, and family woman. The four-time undefeated boxing world champion, now retired from the sport, carries on the empowering spirit of her late father, Muhammad Ali, through her speaking, media work, and advocacy.

Building her boxing career through hard work and dedication rather than relying on her name, Laila's stellar record includes 24 wins, 0 losses, and numerous national and international titles. With appearances and hosting stints on shows such as The Biggest Loser, Chopped, Rachel Ray, and Everyday Health, she's used the media spotlight to help viewers cut down on chronic disease through her promotion of healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle. Her forthcoming cookbook is slated to be released in the Fall of 2017. She will also be showcasing her business acumen in the 2017 season of Celebrity Apprentice.

Laila is a past president of the Women's Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization that is supported by some of the biggest athletes in the world. Through WSF Laila has promoted equality for women in the world of professional sports; she has pushed programs that encourage young women to be confident, healthy, and strong. She was a major voice for the 40th anniversary of Title IX which has protected women's rights to be included and treated equally in collegiate sports.

Laila is also a major supporter of charitable organizations such as Feeding America and Peace 4 Kids. She is an ambassador for Keep a Chile Alive - a nonprofit organization that helps children and families living with HIV/AIDS in Africa and India - and has done considerable work on behalf of the American Dental Association to create oral health awareness for children. Additionally, she is a sought after inspirational speaker and author of her life's story in a dynamic book for young women entitled Reach!.

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Mom, Wife, Boxing Champion, Elite Athlete, Fitness & Wellness Expert, TV Host, Cooking Enthusiast, Beauty & Lifestyle Brand CEO, Actress, Advocate for Children, Author, Speaker

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand and mother of two. The daughter of late beloved global icon and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali, she is a four-time undefeated boxing world champion, whose stellar record includes 24 wins (21 of which were knockouts) and zero losses. Laila is heralded as the most successful female in the history of women’s boxing.

Beginning January of 2017, millions of viewers will watch Laila showcase how much of a savvy business “knockout” she is in the boardroom as she competes on the all-new Celebrity Apprentice. Laila is also a regular panelist and contributor for the CBS Sports Network’s new all-female sports commentary program, We Need To Talk, the first of its kind in the history of sports broadcasting.

A cooking enthusiast, Laila previously appeared twice on Food Network’s celebrity edition of Chopped and emerged victorious as the champion. Continuing her passion in the cooking space, Laila was the host of Late Nite Chef Fight, an exciting food truck cooking competition show that has aired for multiple seasons on the FYI Network. She has also appeared in various cooking segments on Rachael Ray and The Chew, along with having cooked her famous “oven baked fried chicken” on Steve Harvey’s hit daytime talk show. Laila is most excited about her forthcoming cookbook slated to be released in the Fall of 2017.

For multiple seasons she hosted Everyday Health airing in national syndication for multiple seasons on ABC, in addition to being the previous co-host of American Gladiators and former host of All-In With Laila Ali which aired in weekend syndication on CBS.

In 2012 when women’s boxing was included in the Olympics for the first time in history, Laila was the first woman in history to provide expert commentary for NBC Sports. For two consecutive years since its conception in 2015, she was selected as host of the first-ever televised ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards.

Laila is a past President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization that is supported by some of the biggest athletes in the world. Through WSF Laila promotes equality for women in the world of professional sports, and she pushes programs that encourage young women to be confident, healthy and strong through sports. She was also a major voice for the 40th anniversary of Title IX which has protected women’s rights to be included and treated equally in collegiate sports.

Always eager to encourage others to live an active lifestyle, Laila Ali was the 2012 Mombassador for the 
Aquaphor New York City Triathlon, a competition she actually participated in and completed impressively in a little more than 3 hours. She appeared as a guest-star on popular fitness show, The Biggest Loser.

Laila tickled America’s funny bone with multiple hilarious roles as Kevin Hart’s boxing nemesis on the hit comedic series, Real Husbands Of Hollywood. In 2014 she made her feature film-acting debut as the co-star of the action movie, Falcon Rising, opposite martial arts star, Michael Jai White. Never one to turn down a good challenge, she captured the hearts of millions and made it to the final round of the fourth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars in 2007.

A recognizable and trusted figure whose name and likeness packs a powerful punch, Laila has been an endorser for major brands such Subway and Kohl’s. Carefully building a successful branding and licensing empire, (a former owner and operator of a successful nail salon in southern California) Laila recently rolled out a signature line of hair styling tools with Hot Tools, a brand subsidiary of hair care powerhouse, Helen Of Troy.

Laila is also a major supporter of charitable organizations such as Feeding America and Peace 4 Kids. She is quite proud of the
work she has done on behalf of the American Dental Association to create oral health awareness for children. Additionally, she is a sought after inspirational speaker and author of her life’s story in a dynamic book for young women entitled Reach!

Laila studied business management at Santa Monica College. She and her husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway, live in Los Angeles, with their two children, Curtis Jr., and daughter Sydney.


Laila Ali Speaker Videos Back to top

Laila Ali, World-class Athlete: Keynote Excerpt


Laila Ali discusses how her unlikely path to a boxing career taught her about healthy living and what it takes to be a champion. Contrary to what many people might think, she did not grow up desiring to fight because of her legendary father Muhammad Ali. "Being that women did not box on television, the thought never occurred to me," she admits.

She reveals that she never actually made the connection between her own natural ability to fight and a possible competitive outlet until she saw women's boxing for the first time. "I said, 'You know what? This is right up my alley,'" Laila recalls. "'I can fight, I can get paid, I won't get in trouble - it's perfect!'"

Laila Ali: Hall of Fame Induction Speech



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


An undefeated international women's boxing champion, television personality, and social activist, Laila Ali's expertise and speaking topics span healthy living, life-work balance, career building, diversity, philanthropy, and overcoming obstacles to achieve peak performance. She draws from an extraordinary life and career, moving audiences to take control of their well-being, propel their personal growth, and improve their communities. Combining spiritual inspiration with practical guidance, Laila demonstrates how to sidestep feelings of self-pity and defeatism so that attendees of all ages and backgrounds will leave inspired and equipped to transform their personal demons into positive, winning energy.

Popular Speaking Topics Include:
  • Fitness, Wellness, Vitality
  • Cooking Flavorful With A Healthy or Nutritious Twist
  • What It Takes To Be A Champion
  • How To Be Competitive In Any Environment
  • Finding Inspiration Against All Odds
  • Living Beyond The Box
  • How To Be Successful As A Woman In A Male-Dominated Profession
  • Giving From The Heart
  • Reinventing Yourself
  • Pushing Yourself Past Your Limits
  • Social Activism And Philanthropy As A Public Person
  • Diversity
  • Parenting
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Having A Relative With A Chronic Illness


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    "The Mizzou Training Table featuring Laila Ali was a spectacular success. She was on time, on schedule, fully engaged and great fun — I can heartily endorse and recommend Laila Ali and American Program Bureau. College students can be a tough crowd, but Laila Ali hit the sweet spot with every one she met. Our Mizzou students loved her and she loved them back in return. Every bit of the event and the planning was outstanding. Thank you for helping us be such a success!"
    - University of Missouri




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    "The Mizzou Training Table featuring Laila Ali was a spectacular success. She was on time, on schedule, fully engaged and great fun — I can heartily endorse and recommend Laila Ali and American Program Bureau. College students can be a tough crowd, but Laila Ali hit the sweet spot with every one she met. Our Mizzou students loved her and she loved them back in return. Every bit of the event and the planning was outstanding. Thank you for helping us be such a success!"
    - University of Missouri


    REACH!: FINDING STRENGTH, SPIRIT, AND PERSONAL POWER
    With an undefeated 100 boxing record, Laila Ali can definitely hold her own in the ring. She has received a firestorm of media coverage, and her recent bout with Jacqui Frazier was the most highly publicized female boxing fight ever. Now, she offers her formula for physical, emotional, and mental power in a motivational memoir that delivers 15 rounds of straight-talking, hard-hitting advice. She reveals how she overcame child abuse, weight issues, isolation, and overall bad behavior by tenaciously developing a talent that she enjoyed: professional boxing. She demonstrates how to sidestep feelings of self-pity and defeatism and achieve success in all arenas: diet, family, personal relationships, physical training, and more. Combining spiritual inspiration with practical guidance, Laila Ali's program will show readers of all ages and backgrounds how to transform the demons of self-doubt into positive, winning energy.
    Popular Speaking Topics Include:
  • Fitness, Wellness, Vitality
  • Cooking Flavorful With A Healthy or Nutritious Twist
  • What It Takes To Be A Champion
  • How To Be Competitive In Any Environment
  • Finding Inspiration Against All Odds
  • Living Beyond The Box
  • How To Be Successful As A Woman In A Male-Dominated Profession
  • Giving From The Heart
  • Reinventing Yourself
  • Pushing Yourself Past Your Limits
  • Social Activism And Philanthropy As A Public Person
  • Diversity
  • Parenting
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Having A Relative With A Chronic Illness

  • Laila Ali, World-class Athlete: Keynote Excerpt


    Laila Ali discusses how her unlikely path to a boxing career taught her about healthy living and what it takes to be a champion. Contrary to what many people might think, she did not grow up desiring to fight because of her legendary father Muhammad Ali. "Being that women did not box on television, the thought never occurred to me," she admits.

    She reveals that she never actually made the connection between her own natural ability to fight and a possible competitive outlet until she saw women's boxing for the first time. "I said, 'You know what? This is right up my alley,'" Laila recalls. "'I can fight, I can get paid, I won't get in trouble - it's perfect!'"

    Laila Ali: Hall of Fame Induction Speech