An unexpected and wonderful opportunity came up to talk all things women and girls’ cricket at 10 Downing Street. I am working for Fairbreak Global, an organisation with a mission to progress gender equality and equity on a truly global scale, using cricket as a force to empower females to succeed. I commentated on the two T20 tournaments we’ve had so far in Dubai and Hong Kong: 90 female players from 37 countries in 6 teams, broadcast to all corners of the world.
Fairbreak has now formed its own Foundation to manage the social impact work that transforms the lives of many of our players and beyond.
We caught the eye of the British Government and were given a platform to invite movers and shakers from the business and cricket world for an audience with our panel ‘Equality in Motion’.
Rishi had just returned from Japan and scuttled off to his office, and instead we were greeted by the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, Larry the Cat! Shaun Martyn (founder), David Gower OBE and myself in conversation followed by an open Q&A session. Stimulating and positive discussions were had and Fairbreak intends to make a difference in the UK. The newly appointed UK Sports Minister, Stuart Andrew, was in attendance, fresh from his previous role as Eurovision Minister having overseen the song-contest in Liverpool. The colourful life of a politician…
If you are interested in getting involved with Fairbreak take a look at fairbreak.net
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