Reach is the brainchild of leading Sky Sports presenter Sarah Stirk who believes that the path for women to reach the top of their careers has far too many barriers and obstacles. Having built up and recently sold her executive golf travel business, she is now focusing on helping other women achieve their ambitions
Sarah summarises her vision for Reach as
“Equality and diversity are so important in today’s world and I’m passionate about equal opportunities and rights for women, particularly in the sporting and business worlds. Reach will continue the momentum shift in this topical area by providing a collaborative community of aspirational women and building key allies with corporate brands who share the same values”.
The result of all this is that Sarah has formed Reach - a new platform that is building a community fundamentally based on COLLABORATION to help women of all ages and backgrounds to reach their short, medium and long term goals.
Leader of Advance Together
CEO of UK Hospitality
The Marketing Society
Co-Founder of The Drum
CEO of Money & Co
Entrepreneur and Founder
Reach has a vision which sees women reaching their career and life goals unhindered by inequality and traditional preconceived ideas and misconceptions. The Reach vision sees collaboration at the forefront of this, bringing together a like minded community of aspirational women.
The vision is not only to help women but to assist companies and organisations understand and engage with modern practices. We are keen to demonstrate the power of social change when it comes to equality and diversity and support the women leaders of tomorrow in their aspirations.
The Reach Community is a diverse entity with women from all sectors of industry, the media, start ups and culture, all sharing their experiences, ideas, knowledge and contacts to empower others.
The R&A Women's Leadership Summit will be held at the Women's British Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes on the 1st August 2018.
The event follows a workshop and discussion format with the aim of helping women work together via collaboration to achieve their career and personal ambitions.
The Ricoh Women’s British Open (RWBO) and coverage of the Summit will be shown live on Sky Sports for the second time this year. The event will bring together top women in business, politics, sport, arts and the media and will serve as a galvanizing force to bring many of today’s most accomplished and successful women together in a unique collaborative setting.
The Summit is an investment in the next generation of women leaders by providing specialist content and networking opportunities to encourage their advancement to the next level. Staging this around the Women’s British Open is the ideal showcase, using the success of the events in 2017 and 2018 as the perfect framework.
Top leaders from some of Britain’s most influential and successful companies are helping to ensure progress for greater female representation in business. There is also a huge amount of momentum for equal pay, backed by government support.
Key summit themes/talks
What they said about the 2017 summit...
I came back to work hugely invigorated and enthused after the Summit. So it was very timely to have a discussion with such an eclectic group to look at how we can continue to press forward, and I think the Summit will be a helpful tool in that going forward.
Chief Executive, THE ALMR
I came away with a renewed energy to keep pushing at the barriers that exist for women, wherever they exist. It was inspiring to meet so many successful women from different industries which gives me real hope for the future – a future in which one’s gender is irrelevant to success in leadership.
CEO, British Fencing
Sarah meets Afua Hirsch
Sarah meets: Gemma Greaves, CEO of The Marketing Society
Sarah meets: Diane Young, Co-Founder of The Drum
Sarah meets: Caroline Hazlehurst, General Manager of Deliveroo
Sarah meets Nicola Horlick, CEO of Money & Co
Sarah meets Lara Morgan, Entrepreneur and Founder of Pacific Direct
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