Leslie Allen

Panelist: Black Women Champions & their impact on Tennis

Allen is an honors graduate of the University of Southern California, with a degree in speech communications She is an ATA, NCAA, and WTA champion who maintained a top twenty world ranking in singles. When Allen won the singles title at the Avon Championships of Detroit in 1981, she made history as the first African American woman to win a major pro tournament since Althea Gibson’s 1958 US Open victory.

As the #17 tennis player in the world by its nature was a lesson in how to Win4Life. A dynamic speaker, leadership trainer and award-winning athlete development specialist, Allen works with corporations, colleges, nonprofits, and individuals to inspire and teach the life-skills needed to be a winner “off the playing field.” Through Win4Life Enterprises she shares her passion to educate, empower and lead.