Yachtswoman, Ocean Advocate, and Motivational Speaker
Dee Caffari will present "Inspiring Leaders: Inspiring Teams" during the General Scientific Session on Wednesday, October 12. Caffari was named the CNS Michael L.J. Apuzzo Lecturer on Creativity and Innovation.
Dee Caffari, MBE, is the first woman to have sailed single-handedly and nonstop around the world in both directions, and the only woman to have sailed nonstop around the world a total of three times. To date, she has sailed around the world on six occasions. A world record-setting yachtswoman, Caffari is continuing to challenge herself; this summer, she will be teaming up with Shirley Robertson, OBE, to take on the nonstop Round Britain and Ireland Race doublehanded in a 33-foot yacht. An inspirational skipper and passionate ocean advocate, Caffari is keen to nurture diversity and inclusion.
Caffari is Chair of the World Sailing Trust, a global charity that aims to safeguard our planet's waters and the future of the sport of sailing.
Outside of sailing, Caffari continues to showcase her talents as a presenter and on the international motivational speaker circuit. She also values her roles supporting charities including RNLI, UKSA, Sail 4 Cancer, and charities committed to improve marine life and reduce plastic such as Fauna & Flora Int. and A Plastic Planet.
One of Britain's most inspirational women, Caffari's warm delivery brings her story alive-the drama, the challenges, and the lessons hard-learned during her world record-setting voyages circumnavigating the planet.