CEO, GRRRL Clothing
Kortney Olson knows what itʼs like to drag yourself up from the bottom. After surviving a rape, an eating disorder, depression and drug and alcohol addiction all before she was 21, Kortney knows how important it is to turn trauma, pain and despair into power, strength and confidence.
As part of Kortneyʼs mission to empower women across the world, Kortney founded Kamp Konfidence, a prevention-based wellness experience camp for teenage girls aged 14-17. Kamp Konfidence taught girls to look beyond the messages hammered into them by society and develop self-love in a non- judgemental, fun and friendly environment.
Seeing a greater need out in the world, Kortney took the principles behind Kamp Konfidence and turned it into an international clothing line. GRRRL clothing was the first clothing line to not use traditional sizing, rather using the measurements of female athletes to guide women to the right fit. GRRRL refuses to use photoshop and/or airbrushing and uses women from all walks of life to model their product – women of different races, abilities and experiences. Under Kortneyʼs inspirational leadership, GRRRL continues to grow and spread the message of radical self-love and gender equality in the face of societyʼs bull, one GRRRL at a time.
Kortney is a powerhouse speaker that will have you hooked from the very first moment. Guided by her intense passion to see women deal with their issues and take their power back, Kortney gives a no-holds barred tour into her darkest days so every woman, no matter what her story, can see there is hope on the other side. Kortney is no textbook psychologist; she knows her stuff because sheʼs lived it.
Besides being an Australian Womenʼs arm wrestling champion, Queensland state Brazilian jiu jitsu champion, 3 time international bodybuilding competitor, author, TV personality, certified personal trainer and Olympic lifting and crossfit coach, Kortney is a self-appointed “teen whisperer”, often taking time from her busy schedule to speak personally to kids struggling through puberty, bullying and the challenge of growing up in todayʼs world. Kortney isnʼt just a figurehead, she gets down and dirty where itʼs needed most.
If you think youʼve seen Kortney before, itʼs probably because youʼve seen her smashing watermelons with her thighs on the Internet or TV or being described [s the “woman with the world’s deadliest thighs” by Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics; a title she holds with pride.