Martine Wright

Survivor of the 7/7 London Bombings & Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Captain

  • Appointed MBE
  • Awarded the Autobiography of the Year at the Sports Book Awards 2018
  • Named Inspirational Woman of the Year 2012  by Zest Magazine
  • Awarded the Helen Rollason Award at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012

Discover Martine Wright’s biography of published work below.


When Martine Wright is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Overcoming Adversity
The Paralympics
Drive & Determination
Peak Performance
2012 Paralympic Games

Martine Wright’s story is a powerful testament to the human spirit’s ability to rise from the depths of despair to the pinnacle of achievement. Surviving the 7/7 London Bombings after being seated mere feet from the suicide bomber, Martine was the last rescued survivor, losing both legs above the knee and enduring a loss of 80% of her blood supply. This heart-wrenching episode might have crushed many, but Martine channelled her resilience into an astonishing journey of personal and professional growth.

Choosing not to be defined by that tragic event, Martine embarked on a path of determination, optimism and sheer grit. From the painstaking process of learning to walk again to eventually shining in sitting volleyball, her trajectory is an awe-inspiring example of the depths of human potential. Her indomitable spirit didn’t stop there; she dived headlong into challenges from skydiving to piloting, becoming a mother, and captaining the British Paralympic sitting volleyball team. The 2012 London Paralympic Games saw Martine representing Team GB, a tribute to her unyielding commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Her foray into sports also propelled her into the limelight as a television personality, covering notable events like the Invictus Games and the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, thereby bringing stories of grit and determination to countless households.

As accolades poured in, including the prestigious 2012 Helen Rollason Award, and being appointed MBE in 2016, it became evident that Martine’s journey resonated with many. Her bestselling autobiography, “Unbroken”, further underscored her stature, winning her the Autobiography of the Year at the Sports Book Awards in 2018.

As a motivational speaker, Martine possesses a rare gift. She binds her audience with her authentic, compelling narrative, weaving themes of self-belief, determination and resilience. With experiences spanning from the electrifying atmosphere at Wembley Arena and the O2 to more intimate settings, she is adept at tailoring her presentations to cater to diverse audiences. Whether it’s corporate events, charitable conferences or sports functions, Martine’s story never fails to inspire. In a world that often confronts us with challenges, both big and small, Martine Wright stands as a beacon of hope, a testament to the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. When the objective is to inspire and motivate, Martine is undoubtedly the ideal choice as a speaker.

Official Testimonials

Martine Wright is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“It was a great pleasure to have met you and attended your short program on leadership. You were able to connect and engage with a large CIO/CFO group and presented like an insider talking our language. With credible evidence, you have successfully laid the seeds of positive engagement and collaboration into the mind of these leaders which I believe is critical for our success. Borrowing words from our CFO, your session was of high quality and with the right impact. Looking forward to working with you in future.”

Jojo, McDonald’s Middle East Development Company

“Thank you so much for coming down to Southampton yesterday and for spending time with us. Your speech(es) were so incredibly motivating and captivating. The feedback from our staff has been overwhelmingly positive. Not just your story and how you tell it, but a number of people commented on how it was evident you had taken the time to understand our change and connect it to your Power of 7. Your grounded approach really also hit home with our people. We really don’t know how we are going to top your event! Thanks again for sharing your incredible story and insight.”


“I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic session with Martine last Thursday and to thank you for your help with arrangements. On behalf of the Members of HLK, Rolf and myself would you please pass on our thanks to Martine for conducting a truly memorable presentation. We wanted Martine’s story to challenge and inspire out team and she most certainly delivered! This is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Martine speak and she was every bit as impressive this time as the last. It was an absolute privilege for me to spend time in her company”

Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP

To enquire about Martine Wright for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via or call a booking agent on 0203 0070 320.