Saturday, 21 October 2017

Woman launches campaign for equality in sport

A WOMAN from Wargrave is spearheading a national campaign to promote women in sport and business.

Liz Dimmock, 36, a business coach, runs Women Ahead, a social enterprise designed to improve the prospects of women seeking a career in sport.

Her latest initiative is a mentoring programme offering businesses a chance to support both sportswomen and women in leadership roles in sport.

The programme was launched in London last week with the support of Home Secretary Theresa May, who is Miss Dimmock’s local MP, Olympic cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton and former Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thompson.

Miss Dimmock, a keen cyclist, said: “Business leaders have significant experience and skills that can be shared with women in sport, whether they’re working towards a leadership role or a podium position.

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