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Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes is a groundbreaking American gymnast with four Olympic medals, three World Championship medals, and 15 U.S. National Championships.

Meet Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes is a three-time Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, brand ambassador, and motivational speaker. She is one of only three female American gymnasts to compete in three Olympics and the only American gymnast to medal at three different Olympic Games in the team competition. Additionally, she is the first female African-American gymnast to win an individual medal and the first black woman of any nationality to win an Olympic Gold medal in gymnastics. She is also well-known for her keynote and motivational speaking. Dominique Dawes is available to be booked for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Dominique Dawes’s fees.

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Biography

Legendary Gymnast

Dominique Dawes is one of only three US women gymnasts to compete at three Olympics. Dominique won four Olympic medals, with gold in the 1996 team event, team bronzes in 1992 and 2000, and individual bronze on the floor exercise in 1996.

At the 1992 Olympics, Dominique and her teammate Betty Okino became the first African American females to win an Olympic medal in gymnastics. Additionally, Dominique’s 1996 Olympic performance earned her two important designations. First, during the team competition, she was the only team member to have all eight of her scores count towards the total. Her performance not only contributed to the first American gymnastics title but also made Dominique the first black woman of any nationality to win an Olympic gold in gymnastics. On top of that, after earning her individual bronze in that same Olympics, Dominique became the first African-American to win an individual medal in Olympic gymnastics as well.

She also won three silver medals and one bronze medal at the World Championships. Further, between 1991 and 1996 Dawes won 15 U.S. National Championships and is the only gymnast in history to sweep all four event finals at the National Championships twice.

Inductions & Awards

Dominique Dawes has earned many honors since her gymnastics career came to a close, including:

  • Induction into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
  • Induction into the USA Olympic Hall of Fame
  • Induction into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame
  • Induction into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame
  • 1994 USA Gymnastics Sportsperson of the Year
  • AAUW Women of Distinction Award
  • Ronald McDonald House Caring Hands, Caring Hearts Award

Other Endeavors

After her gymnastics ended, Dawes graduated from the University of Maryland and pursued a career in acting and modeling, appearing on Broadway in a revival of “Grease,” and in one of Prince’s music videos. From 2004 to 2006, Dominique served as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation. She was the youngest president in the Foundation’s history. In June 2010, President Obama also appointed Dominique to be co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, with NFL quarterback Drew Brees.

Newscasting & Interviewing

Dominique has served as a co-host for Yahoo! News’ Weekend Edition and as an Olympic correspondent for FOX Sports. As part of FOX Sports’ analyst team during the 2012 London Olympic Games, Dominique recapped daily events and conducted a sit-down interview with All-Around Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas. While in London, Dominique was also interviewed by top national media including USA Today, Piers Morgan, and Good Morning America. She was also a part of the President and First Lady’s Olympic Delegation and had the privilege to interview the First Lady.

Keynote Speaking

After years of dedication to gymnastics and a brief stint on Broadway, Dominique decided to focus on her passion for encouraging, educating, and motivating others on the topics of health, fitness, and empowerment. Today, she is a highly requested keynote speaker who delivers powerful and inspiring messages on leadership, personal drive, building your foundation for success, and living a healthy lifestyle. From corporate executives to small business owners, women’s groups, and youth organizations, countless organizations have benefited from hiring Dominique Dawes.

How to Hire Dominique Dawes

Find out how to hire Dominique Dawes to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Dominique Dawes’s availability and cost. When booking Dominique Dawes for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Dominique Dawes is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Dominique Dawes booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Dominique Dawes Booking Price

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Key Audience Takeaways

Success Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Dominique Dawes won Olympic gold. But for her, success is so much more than medals and accolades: it’s something she worked hard to achieve every day en route to Olympic glory. Her journey in the sport of gymnastics lasted 18 years and in those years she stood strong on numerous podiums, leaving lasting impressions in the hearts of fans. The podium was the destination, but the long-term goal? It’s the moments in between – what she calls the “journey” – that helped her realize the success that she was always striving for. Overcoming the inevitable obstacles, challenges, and doubts are the moments in the journey that build a champion. Surrounding yourself with the right team, developing the mindset to persevere, and turning negative situations into life lessons is how you can realize success is a journey, NOT a destination.

Envision: Reaching Your Full Potential

ENVISION is Dominique’s signature message. It is also the title of her motivational line of products. ENVISION is an acronym for the 8 principles that helped Dominique become successful in and out of the athletic arena. She crafts this speech specifically to motivate and empower the audience to envision greatness in their own lives. The core focuses are passion, planning, and perseverance

Building a Strong Foundation for Success

Building a solid foundation was one of the keys to Dominique’s success. Her emphasis on a solid foundation touches on multiple areas: from healthy lifestyle choices to developing positive self-esteem – where she addresses issues such as peer pressure, productive attitudes, and values. The audience will walk away empowered, motivated, and, more importantly, clear on what it takes to build a strong foundation worthy of your dreams.

Women’s Health & Heart Disease

Dominique Dawes has worked with the American Heart Association as the spokesperson for the Choose to Move program for years, advancing their goal of informing everyone on how to combat cardiovascular disease. In this keynote presentation, she focuses on the benefits of smart nutrition, everyday exercise, and commonsense core habits that each of us can implement to avoid the number one killer of women: cardiovascular disease.

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