By WiR Member Elizabeth Peel, The Lion Associates
Women in Racing always likes to hear from our members and what they think of the important issues facing our sport.. Liz Peel, who served two full terms on the committee, has shared her account of last week’s AGM and the publication of the diversity research and we wanted to share this with you
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) welcomes publication of the first-ever research study of women’s representation and diversity in racing. While this confirms that progress is being made on gender diversity, racing faces similar challenges to other sports in ensuring that people from all backgrounds are represented at all levels of our sport.
Those of us luckily enough to be at our AGM yesterday for the publication of the diversity research by Oxford Brookes University heard from our Founder and Honorary President Sally Rowley-Williams. Her words were so wise and relevant to all women working in racing (and further afield) that we wanted to share so everyone could have the chance to read.
First ever diversity research into British horseracing is unveiled
The first ever research into diversity in British horseracing, entitled ‘Women’s representation and diversity in the horseracing industry’, published today by the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University and Women in Racing (WiR), demonstrates the requirement to develop a diversity agenda within the sport. The research was unveiled at the sixth annual WiR AGM held at York Racecourse, with the research supported by The Racing Foundation.