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Alex Danson featured
22
Aug

Inspirational Woman: Alex Danson MBE | Captain of England & Great Britain Hockey

Alex Danson MBE is an Olympic Gold Medallist and Captain of England & Great Britain Hockey. She is also one of Investec Click & Invest‘s sports ambassadors. Tell us a bit about yourself, background and your current role I was born in Southampton and raised in Odiham which has a real community feel. We didn’t...
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Annie Zaidi
20
Jun

Inspirational Woman: Annie Zaidi | Football Coach, Asian Women of Achievement 2015 Sports Category Winner

Annie Zaidi, Football Coach, sits down with WeAreTheCity to discuss her career journey so far. I come from a traditional Pakistani Muslim background. I studied BA Hons English Literature at Northampton University and went on to study an MA in Community Development & Youth Work Studies at Durham University. I have since obtained my Masters....
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Annabel Meade
18
Dec

Inspirational Woman: Annabel Meade | Race Driver

I was one of those children who couldn’t sit still! I was very competitive, often challenging the boys next door to obstacle races in my parents back garden, a member of most of the school sports teams and loved to ride my bike for hours. I liked to do problem-solving books for fun, creative in...
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Norway
09
Oct

Norway’s male and female players will now receive the same amount of pay

Norway will now pay their male and female football players the same amount, the Norwegian football association has announced. Players’ union boss Joachim Walltin announced the move in what could be the first of it’s kind for the sport. Female internationals reportedly earn £296,000 at the moment but that figure will increase to £574,000, including...
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18
Sep

Andy Murray speaks out about the need for gender equality in sport

Andy Murray has spoken out about gender equality in sport, in an essay for the BBC outlining his hopes for women in tennis.  The British No.1 in tennis has challenged sexist attitudes towards women in sport before, famously correcting a journalist at Wimbledon this year for overlooking the achievements of American women during a press...
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claire
22
Jun

Inspirational Woman in Sports: Claire Arnold | Maxxim, Executive Chair & Founding Partner

Claire Arnold, Maxxim, Executive Chair & Founding Partner sits down with WeAreTheCity to discuss her career journey. I grew up in darkest Surrey where my brother and I played fabulously competitive games of bicycle polo (it’s dangerous!), football, and cricket. Our mother said she believed in constructive boredom and so we spent a lot of...
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girls playing sport featured
20
Jun

Girls are too embarrassed by their periods to participate in sport

Young girls are too embarrassed by their periods to participate in sports, according to a new survey. The betty for schools programme found that 46 per cent of girls are being held back from participating in sport at school due to taboos around periods. Of the 2,000 women polled, 46 per cent said that they...
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20
Jun

Women in football: The gender pay gap | Infographic

With the rise in support for women’s football recently, Clubline Football decided to create an infographic revealing the pay gap between the men’s and women’s game. Below you can see how big the gap currently is and which women are currently at the top. It also shows what football’s governing bodies are doing to continue...
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