Elka Whalan, also known as Elka Graham, is a media personality, motivational speaker, former Olympic swimmer, and founder of QueenHood. She has gained popularity due to her vibrant personality and optimistic attitude. Elka represented Australia twice in the Olympic Games as a swimmer, winning multiple medals in freestyle events that earned her a world #1 ranking.
After retiring from swimming, Elka ventured into the media industry and worked as a regular host on Channel 7 Sunrise, where she discussed news and lifestyle topics. Additionally, she hosted the highly successful Live Well series also on Channel 7. Elka founded QueenHood three years ago, a Dream Team of Women with regular events and online website inspiring, encouraging, and sharing women's qualities from motherhood to work, career, health, and style.
Due to her career experience, Elka is an engaging MC and motivational speaker, talking to companies, clubs, schools, and teams with her inspiring speeches that encourage people to be themselves. Her speeches emphasize, “Be a first rate you, not a second rate someone else.” Today, Elka is seen on mother forums writing for popular parent websites and encouraging women to embrace all aspects of motherhood.
Elka studied Social Sciences at Mackellar Girls High School. Organizations she has worked for include Elka Whalan Enterprises (her own media company), and she served as a Brand Ambassador at the same company.