Keynote Speaker, Double PhD doctorate, Freelance Researcher, Double Guinness World Record holder, Visually Impaired Athlete, & Qualified Lawyer.

Sinead doesn’t let her disability hold her back and is living life to the full. Within the space of three months Sinead Kane was awarded two PhD doctorates. In October 2017, she received an honorary PhD from the National University of Ireland. In December 2017, she was awarded her academic PhD from Dublin City University.

Sinead also is a double Guinness World Record Holder. In February 2018 she broke the Guinness World Record for furthest distance for a female on a treadmill in 12 hours.

Sinead is also the holder of a Guinness World Record for being the first blind person to complete a Marathon on each of the seven Continents, a feat which she completed in less than 7 days in January 2017. She is also the first Irish female to do the world marathon challenge. Sinead and her guide runner [John] completed their first Marathon of this challenge at Union Glacier, Antarctica followed by running a Marathon in Punta Arenas (South America), Miami (North America), Madrid (Europe), Marrakech (Africa), Dubai (Asia) and finally Sydney (Oceania).

The above achievements are admirable but are even more so when one considers that Sinead only has 5% vision and is registered as legally blind.

Keynote Presentation Title: Vision Through Adversity

Sinead Kane’s life story is an inspiring journey that has led her to become an influential Keynote Speaker. Sinead’s presentations are normally thought provoking, deeply moving, educational, and inspiring. Sinead’s struggles and trials have taught her lessons that she will share with you, helping you to understand your potential. Sinead will provide guidance on how to achieve personal and/or business growth. Sinead has overcome a lot of adversity throughout her life and now wants to help others. Sinead proves how those who persist in spite of a disability can develop determination, motivation, and creativity.


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