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KARINA LEBLANC is a retired Olympic bronze medalist and professional athlete who has the distinguished honor of being one of the longest serving soccer players for Canada, second only to the great Christine Sinclair. With a prestigious career that spanned almost 18 years at the international level, she participated in 5 FIFA World Cups and two Olympic Games, winning an Olympic medal and making her and her team household names.

Karina has a presence on-air that is unmatched, where she gives voice to a variety of different topics including philanthropy, humanitarian initiatives, environmental sustainability and sports. Her ability to connect with others is unparalleled and illustrated by the 500,000+ accumulated views on her KK cam YouTube segment, in which she highlights favorite Canadian athletes' true selves. Karina has worked with Yahoo Canada and CBC as an Olympic announcer for the 2016 Rio Games and continued with CBC as an announcer during the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. She has also partnered with TSN and Sportsnet as a guest analyst. Most recently, Karina represented Canada as a TV analyst for FOX at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in Paris. While in France, she was also host of FOX's daily live Twitter show throughout the duration of the tournament. During the Women’s World Cup, her two shows had a global reach of more than 4 billion people and her live Twitter show regularly garnered more than 1 million live viewers.

Since 2018, Karina has been the Head of Women's Football for CONCACAF and its 41 countries. This has been the perfect position in connecting her passion with purpose, as she works to lead the confederation in seeing that football has the power to save young girls lives through the sport.

Today, Karina's career path takes her around the globe where she participates in global leadership initiatives and delivers motivational keynote addresses, speaking to diverse audiences. She has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly events on two separate occasions, as well as the United Nations Race Against Climate Change this past December. A dynamic speaker, she has engaged large audiences at major events including Canada's 150th Celebration, WE Day, Women Empowerment Conferences as well as several Leadership Conferences and was the Host of TED x Vancouver in 2018.


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