Stefanie Reid

Paralympic long jumper, actor and chef

At just 15 years old, Stef Reid’s life changed dramatically. Already a talented sportsperson, with an eye on the rugby world stage, her dreams were shattered when a boating accident resulted in the amputation of her right foot. Fast forward to 2019 and Stef is a Paralympic long jumper, who competes for Great Britain. She is a five-time world record holder, reigning world champion (London 2017 long jump), and triple Paralympic medallist in the long jump (2016, 2012) and 200m sprint (2008). She has an honours degree in biochemistry, and away from the track works as a broadcaster, speaker, actor, and model. She is currently training for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Stef is also a member of the British Paralympic Association Athlete Commission and an ambassador for the Leprosy Mission UK. Both charities are committed to changing perceptions and improving opportunities for people with disabilities. 

Stef was also a finalist on BBC Celebrity Masterchef 2018 and continues creating weird, healthy, and delicious culinary concoctions! When she’s not training, you will probably find her hiking, sleeping, reading, sipping coffee or doing yoga.

Favourite TED Talk:

Barbara Sher Isolation is the dream killer, not your attitude

Meet the TEDxLondonWomen 2019 speakers

  • Anaïs

    Singer and musician
  • Woodward Farm

    Serving organic burgers from their family farm, the team behind Woodward are passionate about animals and the food they produce.
  • Ore Ogunbiyi & Chelsea Kwakye

    Writers and diversity campaigners
  • Street Pig

    With award winning BBQ sauce, Street Pig offer delicious ribs, brisket, pulled pork and halloumi. Peace, love and pork!
  • 28 Well Hung

    28 Well Hung serves up gorgeous pasture-raised, native breed meats, skin on chips and banging sauces.    We work in partnership with farmers and growers who manage grazing and growing in ways that support s and regenerates the soil, increases biodiversity and is kind to the planet. 
  • Sanah Ahsan

    Spoken word poet, reporter and trainee clinical psychologist
  • Galeta

    Galeta is a wholesale bakery in East London that creates award-winning, cakes, cookies, and pastries. We only use 100% natural ingredients and have stayed true to our roots - with markets still being at the heart of our growing business.
  • Crêpes à la carte

    Crêpes a la carte serves a variety of delicious sweet and savoury crêpes in an easy to eat take away cone. At all locations you will find a strong Arrogantly French atmosphere…where you will be transported, momentarily, to a little corner of France…