40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

25. Jessica Ennis-Hill

“There is a need to be the best you can be. You can’t panic; you concentrate. When I run up to the hurdles, I’m very nervous, but I’ll tend to think about technical things to keep my mind focused.”

The London 2012 Olympic Games broke records in every area. An already incredible triathlete and heptathlete, Jessica Ennis-Hill was one of the big hopes for the games.

She defied all expectations and became the face of the 2012 Olympic Games and one of the most decorated athletes in the country’s history. Now a national treasure and an inspiration to many up-and-coming athletes, she is an incredible motivational speaker.