As we're currently in the midst of Women’s Sport Week, we wanted to highlight some of the recent work we did for the Women’s Sports Trust. With an increased interest in women’s sport thanks to the likes of the This Girl Can Campaign, the efforts of the Women’s Sports Trust and an increase of media coverage, it’s a very exciting
time for women in the sports world and to celebrate this fact, the Women’s Sports Trust recently held the #BeAGameChanger awards, for which we supplied the medals.
The medals we produced were very well received and stood out brilliantly thanks to their colourful design.
With an exclusive list of attendants that included journalists, leading athletes, politicians and more, the event was held to celebrate the trust, the changing attitudes towards women in sport and to award phenomenal, inspiring women within the sports industry who have made an impact.
A a panel of leading sportswomen, both past and present, shared their views on how the industry is changing and what the future holds. The panel was chaired by broadcaster Alice Arnold and guests on the panel included, former England cricket captain Baroness Rachel Heyhoe-Flint OBE, Olympic champion cyclist Nicole Cooke MBE, Skeleton Olympic champion Lizzie Yarnold MBE and talented British weightlifter Mercy Brown.
Key influencer in women’s sport, Clare Balding, closed the night with an inspirational speech to encourage everyone to help with the changes they want to see happen and to celebrate how far the industry has come so far.
The event was hugely successful and inspiring, with Women’s Sports Trust Co-Found Jo Bostock commenting, “Organisations perform better and society works better when women are able to fully play their part. We want to inspire the next generation of women to think “I can”, rather than “girls don’t do that”. We know that sport is one of the most important public arenas that we have – it’s everywhere. This means that sport has the potential to drive social change. By increasing the number of quality of stories in the media, showcasing strong female role models and achieving equality in funding, sport can tell a story about what’s possible if you have a level playing field. But it can only do this effectively if it has more visibility and investment”.
Below is a full list of the #BeAGameChanger Awards 2015 winners:
Sporting Role Model sponsored by the Gym Group
Nicola Adams MBE
Ambassador of Women’s Sport sponsored by Matrix Fitness
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
Inspiring Participation sponsored by Inclusion@Lloyds
This Girl Can
Wembley match – England v Germany
Media Organisation of the Year sponsored by the 30 Percent Club
Imagery of the Year sponsored by KPMG
Skate Girls of Kabul
Journalist of the Year sponsored by Promote PR
Sponsorship of the Year sponsored by activbod
Newton Investment Management and the Women’s Boat Race
Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Sport