Hanna Joy Atkinson
Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger (SSIGM) Athlete leader 2019-2023 Special Olympics Colorado
Video celebrating Special Olympics as the recipient of the 2022 “Turn the World Outward” award from Arbinger Institute.
Special Olympics corporate sponsor, United Airlines, has hired Special Olympics athletes in Denver as part of their team.1 Min Read
I dedicate my time to develop as an athlete leader. I show up to my commitments and sport practices. Some days I don’t feel like putting in the effort, but I do it anyway because it helps me develop into a stronger athlete and a stronger leader. I am willing to put in the hard work! True leaders dedicate their energy to what they love to do.2 Min Read
In over a decade of participation in Special Olympics, I’ve learned many athlete leadership skills that have helped me, and any athlete, move into an inclusive workplace. In today’s blog piece I will share with you five Special Olympics Athlete Leadership skills that have prepared me for my current employment at United Airlines, which includes: public speaking and interviews, getting outside of myself, having a global perspective, taking initiative, and valuing all members of a team.5 Min Read
Hanna Joy Atkinson, a Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger and athlete from Colorado, recently appeared on Today with Hoda & Jenna to talk about the inspiration behind her contribution to the new book “Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community.”1 Min Read