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Rising Stars in Sport 2016

Here you will find all of our information on the sport category for our 2016 Rising Star awards as well as all of our nominees. The awards are the only awards of their kind to focus solely on the pipeline of female talent below management level. The aim of the 2016 awards is to recognise and celebrate 100 female role models and individual contributors across 20 different industries who represent the future leaders of tomorrow.

The Rising Star awards are the only awards of their kind to focus solely on the pipeline of female talent below a management level. The aim of the 2016 awards is to recognise and celebrate 100 female role models and individual contributors across 20 different industries who represent the future leaders of tomorrow. If you are interested in sponsoring 2017 Awards, please contact [email protected] for more details.

Francesca Brown
23
Apr

Francesca Brown | Goals 4 Girls

Francesca is the Managing director & CEO of Goals4Girls, which was launched in June 2013. Goals4Girls is a football development programme which works with young women aged between 11-16. The programme aims are to break down barriers & reduce inactivity amongst young women in sport, by raising the aspirations, self-confidence, self-esteem and mind sets of…
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Nazia Khatun
20
Mar

Nazia Khatun | Fitness Reborn

After graduating in Sociology at Goldsmiths University, Nazia decided to be an amateur boxer. She won two bronze medals in tournaments. During her boxing career, she encountered and overcame many negative attitudes as boxing is not a feminine thing to do. She constantly uses her experiences to inspire and motivate women from all backgrounds. Nazia…
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Manisha Tailor
20
Mar

Manisha Tailor | Swaggarlicious

Manisha Tailor is a highly regarded football coach who through her brand 'Swaggarlicious', engages in community projects targeting females, BAME groups, disability groups including mental health, and young people using the influence of football. Her exemplary work includes: 'Simply Being', a project which engages those with mental illness by providing an inclusive safe environment to…
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Alexandra Merisoiu
04
Mar

Alexandra Merisoiu | The Merisoiu Technique

Alexandra is known as The Body Engineer and is the founder of The Merisoiu Technique Institute Of Health And Natural Human Movement™. She works with men and women entrepreneurs re-engineering how the body functions to run like clockwork. She works with people who have a passion and want to excel through strong foundations. It is more than…
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Hayley Bennett
02
Mar

Hayley Bennett | Kick It Out

Hayley is developing the future of equality in football in her role as Education Officer at Kick It Out. Her role involves coordinating the organisation's message to young people as well as educating people about discrimination, from all vantage points. Hayley travels to schools, colleges and universities nationwide with her message, and aspires to promote…
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Sophie Radcliffe
20
Feb

Sophie Radcliffe | Challenge Sophie

Endurance athlete, adventurer and blogger Sophie Radcliffe quit her London 9-5 job three years ago in search of a new story. Driven by her philosophy "One day I will not be able to do this. Today is not that day" she is the only person in history to have climbed the highest mountains in the eight…
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Lauren Dobson
17
Feb

Lauren Dobson | Hexham Racecourse

I was educated in Ashington, Northumberland and in 2008, I started work in the North East retail industry. However, I have always held a passion for horse racing, therefore volunteering on race days at Hexham since the age of 12 to gain experience. After three years in retail, I secured the role of Marketing Executive…
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