Women in Racing hosts AGM at Ascot Racecourse on Friday 10th May

Women in Racing hosts AGM at Ascot Racecourse on Friday 10th May

WIRadmin | March 21, 2019 | In the News

Guest speakers include the All-In Diversity Project and Vanessa Cashmore 

Call for members to join the Women in Racing Committee 

Women in Racing looks to appoint Regional Representatives for the first time


Women in Racing is delighted to announce that the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at Ascot Racecourse on Friday 10th May.

To mark its 10-year anniversary, Women in Racing invites members and non-members (men are very welcome) to enjoy a wonderful day’s racing which will include a race sponsored by Women in Racing.

The AGM will commence at 11am and include two guest speakers: Christina Thakor-Rankin from the All-In Diversity Project and Vanessa Cashmore who will provide an update on her ongoing research into female jockeys which Women in Racing has supported through its Bursary programme. 

This will be followed by a drinks reception, two-course buffet lunch with wine and an afternoon of racing, all hosted in an exclusive box on the third floor of the main grandstand. Guests will be able to enjoy a Women in Racing sponsored race which will be followed by afternoon tea.  There will be a raffle, with those buying tickets having the chance to win the opportunity to pick best turned out and present the prizes to the winning connections.

Full details of the AGM can be found below. Tickets are £35 for members and £55 for non-members which includes:

• Badge for entry;

• Car parking;

• Tea and Coffee on arrival;

• Attendance at AGM; 

• Drinks reception, followed by two-course buffet lunchwith wine and soft drinks;

• Afternoon tea. 

Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.womeninracing.co.uk/events/women-racing-2019-agm-ascot-racecourse/

Women in Racing is enormously grateful to Ascot for their generosity. Tallulah Lewis, Deputy Chair of Women in Racing, said: “The Women in Committee would like to sincerely thank Ascot Racecourse for their support and this unique opportunity to host our 2019 AGM during what will be a wonderful day of racing.” 


Call for members to join the Women in Raicng Committee or become Regional Representatives 

Women in Racing would like any member who wishes to be part of the committee to send a 250 word application to the Deputy Chair, Tallulah Lewis, at tallulah.Lewis@womeninracing.co.uk.

If there are more applications than spaces available on the committee, Women in Racing members may be asked to vote which will take place via the Women in Racing website in the weeks ahead of the AGM. 

The Committee is made up of 9-12 members of Women in Racing who work on a voluntary basis. The committee appoints a Chair and Deputy Chair on an annual basis with other committee members picking up an agreed responsibility,covering the core areas of activity including Finance, Events, Communications, Membership and the Bursary and Mentoring programmes. Committee members are expected to attend, or dial in to, four meetings a year and pick up work in between as needed. The list of existing Committee members can be found here: https://www.womeninracing.co.uk/contact/.

Once applications for the committee have been received there will be a vote which Women in Racing members will be contacted about ahead of the AGM. 

Alongside committee members, Women in Racing is looking to appoint Regional Representatives for the first time. As the organisation continues to work to improve its offering for members it wants to ensure all members, and potential members, have someone local to them who can be a Women in Racing contact point. 

Regional Representatives will cover Great Britain and Ireland, with areas to be agreed once interest levels have been gauged. Regional Representatives will be responsible for: 

• Acting as a point of contact for members and potential members;

• Promoting Women in Racing membership and events in their area using their network of contacts;

• Feeding back information to, and working alongside, the Women in Racing committee;

• Contributing to the AGM or any other events as appropriate.

Regional Representatives would be expected to be members of Women in Racing and it is an unpaid role. Those interested in becoming a Regional Representative should contact catherine.nash@womeninracing.co.uk.

If anyone would like an informal conversation about potentially joining the committee or becoming a Regional Representative please feel free to contact tallulah.Lewis@womeninracing.co.uk or susannah.gill@womeninracing.co.uk