One of the most influential figures in tennis, Judy Murray, is confirmed as the final panellist at the Grand Women’s Summit, co-hosted by Aintree Racecourse and Women in Racing on Ladies Day of the Crabbie's Grand National, Friday 8 April.
Judy, who is the current GB Fed Cup Captain, will join Grand Women Summit panellists; Rugby World Cup winner and ITV Sport presenter Maggie Alphonsi MBE, Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority Nick Rust and Shelley Alexander, the BBC’s editorial lead for women's sport at the event on Ladies Day of the Grand National meeting.
Channel 4 Racing presenters Gina Harding and Tanya Stevenson will co-host the panel discussion.
The 2016 Grand Women’s Summit will celebrate the diverse roles women play in sport. Prominent leaders from sport, horseracing in addition to a range of other fields are expected to attend. Through the panellist’s experience combined with an interactive delegate discussion, the event will highlight the importance and power of women in sport and the part they play as role models inspiring new people to consider a career in sport either at participation or administration level. Men, women, members of Women in Racing and non-members are all welcome to attend.
Commenting ahead of the Grand Women's Summit, Judy said: "I am really excited to attend my first Grand National Festival and am looking forward to joining the panel at the Grand Women's Summit to discuss gender equality in sport.
"Tennis is one of the few sports where women athletes have parity with men in terms of prize money and exposure but to extend that parity to grass roots sport, we must have more women in decision making roles in governing bodies."