Paralympic Champion Emma Wiggs MBE has joined the charity programme ‘Unlocked’, set up by the Women’s Sport Trust to tackle the lack of diversity across sport.
Emma is one of 35 elite female athletes who will share experiences and provide a unique, diverse and powerful insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in women’s sport based on those who sit at the heart of it over the next 12 months.
With the programme now in its second year, the athletes from the ‘Unlocked’ group will also access experts from across the sport, business and media worlds.
Speaking on being selected for the ‘Unlocked’ programme, Emma said:
“I’m absolutely delighted to have been selected for this incredible programme.
I know there were a huge number of worthy applications so it's really amazing to be one of the lucky ones and be able to fly the Paracanoe flag– Emma Wiggs MBE
"I’m excited to be able to learn from the rest of the hugely talented group and see what positive impact we can have on women’s sport across the country and maybe even the world.
“There has never been a more exciting time to be involved with the changing landscape of women’s sport and I can’t wait to play my part in ensuring that change keeps on coming.”
Tammy Parlour MBE, CEO and Co-Founder of The Women’s Sport Trust said:
“Unlocked has proven to be a gamechanger for the sports industry providing a model for how to empower sportswomen effectively, showing the power of actions, not words, in tackling diversity. We can’t wait to see what this year’s group will achieve.”
You can find out more about the Unlocked programme, including a full list of the athletes selected, here