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Travers Smith partners with the Women's Sport Trust in support of gender equality in sport and business


Travers Smith LLP has further demonstrated its commitment to gender equality in business and sport by partnering with the leading UK charity the Women’s Sport Trust.

The firm is delighted to have supported the 2016 #BeAGameChanger Awards organised by the Women’s Sport Trust, which took place on 12 May 2016 at the Rambert Dance Theatre in London. Travers Smith sponsored the Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Sport Award Category, which was awarded to journalist and a long-standing champion for women’s sport Clare Balding.

The Women’s Sport Trust focuses on raising the visibility and impact of women’s sport through the promotion of a diverse range of role models, increasing media coverage of women’s sport and improving funding.

Now in their second year, the #BeAGameChanger Awards are designed to demonstrate the power of women’s sport to accelerate gender equality both in, and beyond, sport. For the 2016 #BeAGameChanger Awards, over 25,000 public votes were received across eight categories, with 16 finalists from almost 150 nominations.

Travers Smith’s support of the Women’s Sport Trust and the #BeAGameChanger Awards is a further evidence of the firm's commitment to promoting gender equality in a work place and the wider society. The firm has already worked with the charity during the 2015 Travers Smith Diversity Week, which included a Sporting Leaders in Conversation panel discussion featuring leading female athletes' experiences of leadership in sport and its relevance to the business world. 

David Patient, managing partner of Travers Smith commented: “Promoting diversity and gender equality is a cornerstone of Travers Smith's strategy. We are committed to creating a level playing field for all women and men working at our firm and are supportive of all initiatives that promote gender equality and diversity in the wider society.

Our firm has always been enthusiastic about sport. Our people value and are inspired by achievements of all athletes. We are, therefore, delighted to offer our continuous support to the Women’s Sport Trust and the fantastic work they are doing in profiling amazing achievements of women in sport.”

 Jo Bostock, co-founder of the Women’s Sport Trust, added: “In this, an Olympic year, the momentum behind women’s sport has never been clearer – but it still requires sustained and significant support to flourish.  The Women’s Sport Trust is connecting investors and sporting groups to ensure progress is visible, viable and unstoppable. This commitment by Travers Smith, is significant, not least because of the high profile nature of the brand, but also because of the firm’s underlying commitment to bettering gender diversity at all levels of society.” 

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