Jackie Kallen is boxing's most successful female manager in the history of the sport. Her life was the inspiration for the 2004 film Against the Ropes, starring Meg Ryan. A journalist-turned-publicist for Thomas Hearns and Detroit's Kronk Boxing Team, Kallen spent ten years learning the ropes. As a manager, she groomed James Toney to become a world champion. Kallen is an inspiration to many and reveals her secrets to overcoming adversity in all forms-sexism, discrimination and even life-threatening illness-to triumph over all.
Jackie Kallen is the author of Hit Me with Your Best Shot: A Fight Plan for Dealing with All of Life's Hard Knocks. She currently manages several boxers, is involved with many charities and is also very driven to raise awareness about women's health issues, specifically the early detection of heart disease & breast cancer, as she has a stent implant for her heart and had two lumpectomies. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, Kallen motivates audiences to empower themselves and fight against adversity to achieve personal success.
Jackie’s latest venture, Hearts Around The World Entertainment is the culmination of a lifetime’s work. The companies sole purpose is to raise money and awareness for those in need. Jackie has assembled a team of sports figures, businessmen and celebrities to make this venture a worldwide success.