Striding For More Launched on International Women's Day


Hollie Doyle | Scoop Dyga

The initiative 'Striding For More' was launched by Women In Racing on International Women's Day, Mar. 8. Its aim is to celebrate the vast range of roles occupied by women in the sport through a series of videos that feature 10 women from across the sport after working with Great British Racing and other industry groups. Some of the featured women include jockey Hollie Doyle, Aintree clerk of the course Sulekha Varma, broadcaster Alex Hammond, BHA raceday starter Sophia Upton, and history-making Khadijah Mellah.

“You can never have too many role models,” Women In Racing Chair Tallulah Lewis told Sky Sports Racing. “It's something we try to focus on, shedding a light on the fact that women are making up more than half of our industry–and doing every role out there.

“We all know how well role models work–and if you see someone in a position, and you relate to them, then you are more likely to push yourself to succeed.”

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