In a bid to promote female participation in the horse racing industry, Women in Racing (WiR) is set to offer a new mentoring programme to those working in the industry.
The annual mentoring event, taking place at The AllBright in Mayfair on July 9, will boast an international network of both clubs and academies to help support women throughout their career journey in a male-dominated industry.
Lauren Dobson, Women in Racing Committee Member responsible for the mentoring programme, praised the upcoming event: “We are delighted that so many members are able to benefit from our mentoring programme, which is the only one available in British horseracing.
“Last year’s event was a sell out and we hope this year’s will prove just as popular given our exciting new venue and excellent panel.”
The event is set to provide attendees with expert mentoring advice, as well as a panel discussion with Dena Arstall (Founder, Ad Libitum), Lynn Tomkins (Chair, Skills 4 UK Ltd), Suzanne Homewood (Enterprise Sales Director, Samsung), and Annie Lee (Development Coach and Facilitator, Annie Lee Associates Ltd).
In addition to this, Rose Grissell (Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the British Horseracing Authority) will provide an introduction to the event.
As it stands, there are currently 33 WiR mentoring partnerships, with four new mentors set to join the initiative this year. The mentoring programme has provided members across all areas of horseracing with tailored support, encouragement, guidance and contacts to help skilled and hard-working women to develop and progress in their career within the sport.