7th March 2018


As we mark 100 years of women getting the vote, it’s worth reflecting on how far we’ve come; but that doesn’t excuse us from being honest about how far we’ve still got to go.  In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 and as part of the ‘Women on Track’ initiatives, we’re featuring five women in athletics; those who are not in the spotlight but are behind the scenes making the wheels turn and who have a huge impact in our sport.

In line with our core values – Respect, Accountability, Communication, Quality, Integrity, the theme for International Women’s Day 2018, is #PressforProgress a ‘call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity’.

What is your role?
I am a Paralympian and a NED for UK Athletics.

What woman inspires you and why?
My mother is my number one inspiration because without her I wouldn’t be who I am. Oprah Winfrey because she rose from nothing to become one of the most powerful and influential women in the world.

How are you going to #PressforProgress?
I am going to press for progress by speaking up on the issues I believe in and advancing and advocating on inclusion and equality for disabled people.