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Breaking the Boundaries On & Off The Track - An Audience with Maria Costello MBE

Date: 16-May-2018


Date    Wednesday 16th May 2018 
Time    9.30am - 11.00am
Venue    Riverside Theatre 
    Ulster University Coleraine Campus 
    BT52 1SA 
Cost    £5 (Ticket sales will be donated to The Air Ambulance) 
Book     HERE


Ulster University, as the Vauxhall International North West200 Official Education Partner, in association with Women In Business and Causeway Enterprise Agency, is delighted to host a special breakfast event with Maria Costello MBE celebrating 50 years of the Coleraine campus.

Maria is probably the most prominent woman in motorcycleroad racing, achieving unrivalled success in a high-risk world. Her story isunique. Not only is she succeeding in a male-dominated sporting arena and challenging gender stereotyping, but her story is one of remarkable resilience and determination. Overcoming astonishing injuries – including 24 broken bones– she went on to gain multiple podium finishes in real road races. Notable successes off the track include setting a Guinness World Record, achievingSports Personality of the Year, performing as a rider double for Reese Witherspoon in a Hollywood movie, becoming a published author, and an animated character in a PlayStation game.

Maria will tell her extraordinary story of the highs and lows in her career to date, sharing how to overcome significant challenges to achieve world-class success. There are lessons to be learned not only for theworld of sport, but for those seeking to break boundaries in the world ofbusiness.

This event will commence with breakfast, followed by key note speaker, Q&A and networking. Ticket sales will be donated to The Air Ambulance.


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