Rachel Piazza is a passionate advocate for women. A true polymath, Rachel’s expertise span mind and body.
A lifelong athlete, Rachel discovered the power of sports and physical activity at a young age. As a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist, with over a decade of experience, she helps women ignite and celebrate their power through martial arts.
Having earned a Master of Science degree in Women’s & Gender Studies, focusing on women’s leadership, Rachel’s work to empower women continues to be grounded in the latest academic research in the field.
Combining her strengths as an athlete and scholar, Rachel developed Feminist Self-Defense, an empowerment-based self-defense curriculum. Her fun yet effective approach has been lauded by leaders in the anti-violence field.
Rachel is a highly sought after speaker and thought leader. In addition to her TEDx talk on sexist language, Rachel presents regularly at local and national conferences, as well as organizations and campuses across the country. Her thought leadership on empowering women through martial arts has been featured in numerous publications, including espnW.
Rachel’s multi-pronged approach to female empowerment has inspired thousands of women across the nation to embrace their own leadership and strengths.