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Australian cricket champ and coach


Lisa Sthalekar is an Australian all-rounder who retired from International Cricket in 2013. She is the highest all-time wicket-taker in the Women's National Cricket League, along with being the most capped player in the competition. Off the field, Lisa is still heavily involved in cricket, as head-coach for the Mosman Men's grade club - the first woman in Australian cricket history to coach a men’s grade cricket team. Lisa is now a cricket commentator for a number of networks and travels around the world following the game she loves. Lisa is a strong and passionate advocate for women’s equality in sport.

Current work

Lisa is the first female appointed on the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) Executive committee, as well as the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) board. Lisa is a grounded and inspiring young woman who uses her position to ensure the voices of women are heard in cricket all around the world.

Previous experience

Awards: Lisa made her debut for Australia in 2001 and has been part of 4 successful World Cup victories. During her time with the Australian team she was vice-captain from 2006 - 2008 and had the privilege of captaining her country for part of the season. Lisa is the first player in women’s cricket history to have scored over 1000 runs and taken 100 wickets.

At a state level Lisa made her debut for NSW in 1998 and has been part of winning an incredible 15 WNCL titles out of a possible 17, with Lisa leading the Breakers to five consecutive titles as Captain.

Author: Apart from representing her Country in cricket, Lisa published her autobiography “Shaker” which was released in March 2012.

Talking Points

Women in Sport


Culture/Change Management

Dealing with adversity



Performance at the Top

Lisa was fantastic - resoundingly positive comments from everyone. One of the organisations actually showed some interest in getting her out for an event of their own which is great. Her story and the message she presented on was in depth and certainly relatable to the organisations. Would certainly recommend Lisa. Rainmaker Group
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