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Why is BT Sport supporting International Women's Day?
By highlighting who we are, we hope to inspire girls across the country to consider a future in sport or broadcasting.
Millions of women in our country love sport and live sport. We've been honoured to be the home of the FAWSL and the WTA. We've showcased elite sportswomen in boxing, UFC, WWE, hockey and cricket, and celebrated the impact and achievements of female athletes in our annual Action Woman Awards.
On screen, we have brilliant and passionate female broadcasters. Behind the camera too, we're proud of the many talented women - producers, directors, creatives and production managers - who make BT Sport what it is.
But we know there's more we can do, and should do, at all levels.
By highlighting who we are, we hope to inspire girls across the country to consider a future in sport or broadcasting. On International Women's Day, and throughout the week, we will showcase to everyone that these opportunities exist. It is at this time that we can celebrate and inspire; the sportswomen, the brilliant broadcasters, and the outstanding production team, who enrich our sport and our shows and make us a better team.
This week across our channels we will shine a light on and celebrate the women that help make BT Sport what we are today, both those in front and behind the camera,
This is not a one-off day.
To those who show hostility to women in sport, we say that BT Sport is not a channel for you.
- International Women's Day on BT Sport
As part of our BT Sport United initiative, one of our goals is to help make sport and sports broadcasting more inclusive and diverse, inspiring to women and girls, and representative of the society that we live in.
BT Sport works with a number of local schools and charities to help students from many diverse backgrounds learn more about how we put sport on the telly, the range of roles which exist and to see how much fun we have doing it.
We have also teamed up with Rise - a group that supports women from all backgrounds working in the broadcast technology sector – to launch a school’s outreach programme. The aim of Rise Up is to inspire and educate children about engineering and technology opportunities in the broadcast, media and entertainment industries.
All the women you're watching on BT Sport this week, and those behind the camera, are part of our team - they're integral and important to who we are.
And to those who show hostility to women in sport, we say that BT Sport is not a channel for you.