Through its Unibet and 32Red brands

Kindred extends Women in Racing support with new "Racing Home" program

2022-05-12
United Kingdom
Reading time 1:37 min

Online gambling operator Kindred announced Wednesday it has extended its partnership with UK-based Women in Racing on the “Racing Home” program to educate and empower all stakeholders within the racing industry about motherhood and parenthood. “Racing Home” will now launch an online educational portal, as well as a rehabilitation programme and a podcast series to further support working parents. 

Kindred’s participation will continue through the Unibet and 32Red brands, a press release explains. This next phase of the programme will include expert guidance to mothers returning to riding post-pregnancy, as well as a series of podcasts hosted by equine vet and podcast producer Naomi Mellor.

“Working parents, in particular women and those thinking about starting a family, can face significant challenges. With the launch of the Racing Home portal today employers, employees and those who are self-employed within the racing industry will have easy access to information about rights and entitlements regarding pregnancy, maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave, flexible working, self-employment and statutory pay," Kindred said in an official statement. 

Henrik Tjärnström, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Group, commented: "The aims of the 'Racing Home' platform are closely aligned to Kindred's sustainability strategy and our ambition to achieve a 50:50 gender split in senior management. It is important for us to offer our employees a positive working/family balance, with a supportive workplace as we truly believe that is how our employees perform their best. We are proud to partner with Women in Racing on the 'Racing Home' initiative to support working parents in the industry further".

Tallulah Lewis, Women in Racing Chair, also commented: "Women in Racing are incredibly proud to be working with Kindred Group and to launch our initiatives of the Racing Home project. The work we have been undertaking has identified some serious challenges faced by mothers and parents working in the horseracing industry."

"Two years of research and webinars have led to Women in Racing in tandem with Simply Racing and the industry stakeholders developing meaningful solutions that will positively impact the working lives of many," added Lewis. "We are convinced that these initiatives will bring significant positive change to many people's lives."

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