Former Boxing Promoter Turned Transgender Activist, Honoured at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards
Kellie Maloney, formerly known as Frank Maloney, was a boxing speaker, ex-promoter, and manager who was involved in professional boxing for nearly thirty years, taking her to fights all over the world and bringing her into contact with some of the biggest names in boxing history.
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"Kellie’s presentation was very well received by all of our employees across the 4 UK sites , and I have already received feedback from several employees commenting on Kellie’s honesty and openness to discuss what is clearly still a very personal and difficult subject. Some of our employees have described her talk as “Inspirational” and it has certainly achieved the desired effect of raising the awareness of Mental Health and the need to seek help. I would recommend Kellie to others who are trying to raise the awareness of mental health and remove the stigma associated with acknowledging that “it is ok to be not ok."
"It could not have gone better. Kellie was brilliant very warm, open and interesting. She spoke without notes and told her story perfectly. We had a very diverse audience – there were Dentons staff and clients who are allies, LGBT+ staff and clients and several trans* people in the audience – and everyone really enjoyed it. While she was speaking, you could have heard a pin drop. Kellie also stayed and socialised afterwards, and you could see how much it meant to people to be able to talk directly to her. We are very grateful to Kellie for coming and making it such a successful event. Huge thanks to you and Kellie for all your work on this."
"It was a great evening and Kellie was candid, down to earth and a great speaker for Evolving club. Please thank her enormously on our behalf."
"It really was an amazing event, you guys and the BRG are amazing, impressive and courageous. Both Kellie and Gareth were so open and honest, we are really privileged to have had them visit the office and share. Thank you so much."
"I just wanted to say thank you to Kellie for taking the time to speak to us at Saffron today. Her talk was motivational, inspiring and at times tear-jerking. Her thoughts on how we should treat each other, as human beings above anything else was truly amazing and everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening"
"Thank you so much for speaking with us today, it was truly a great experience. You were very candid and very open with some very painful experiences. It takes a lot of bravery and strength to stand up in front of an audience and be unashamedly yourself. You allowed us to see a tiny part of your life, but what a life and what a story. I personally, can’t wait to see the next chapter and I am looking forward to seeing more in your film when it is completed. Your passion is your gift. Thank you for sharing it with us all."
"The session went really well. I jumped on the call early along with Kellie, so got to have my own little catch up with her, which was fantastic, and was nice to have that time to ensure everything was clear. The interview was fascinating – Kellie came across as such a natural speaker, which I think is probably in part because she has such an interesting story to tell, and amazing insight into our topic but also partly because I think she had looked at the questions we had sent and had prepped in advance, which really helped with the flow. She also felt really relevant for our business due to the fact that she had worked with Sky back when she was a boxing promoter"
Kellie Maloney's 2023 biography
About Kellie Maloney
- Managed Lennox Lewis as a Boxing Promoter to his World Title
- Supported 5x Fighters to Achieve World Titles
- Named as a Transgender Champion at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards
- Focus of the 2020 Documentary: From Frank to Kellie
World class boxing promoter, Kellie Maloney has lived a life of two halves. Having transitioned from male to female in 2014, Kellie paused her career in the ring to step up as a transgender activist. Championing rights for those in the transgender community, Kellie’s public journey has supported others in similar situations and given insight to the mental health challenges she and many other face. An honest and compelling speaker, Kellie educates audience whilst entertaining them, a truly exceptional presenter.
In the prime of her career, Kellie, who was known as Frank Maloney prior to her transition, represented the best of Britain’s boxing community. As the promoter for Lennox Lewis, Kellie ensured the undisputed Heavyweight Champion gained global success, in addition to supporting four other fighters to win a world title.
In 2014 the award-winning promoter announced her intentions to transition to female and to be called Kellie. Kellie’s public prominence has bought much-needed attention to the challenges faced by the LGBT+ community, as she has use her platform to campaign for equality, gaining her the title of ‘Transgender Champion’ at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Despite finally living unapologetically as herself, and empowering others to do the same, Kellie still suffered with mental health issues. Consumed by feelings of guilt, Kellie spiralled into a depression which eventually led to a suicide attempt the culmination of decades of emotional turmoil. Having recovered, Kellie now speaks of her experiences and the importance of asking for help, in addition to the horrifying high statistics relating to LGBT suicide rates.
Most recently, Kellie has returned to boxing promotion, however, with a focus on young women in the sport, aiming to further encourage diversity and inclusion. As an experienced speaker, Kellie has shared her story at numerous events, and provided the tools for change for all audiences of her talks.
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