Sky Sports celebrates International Women’s Day

“It’s important for people to recognise women and their success,” says Lianne Sanderson; catch up on Sky Sports’ content in support of IWD 2020 here

Last Updated: 08/03/20 2:55pm

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Go behind the scenes as some of the UK’s biggest sports stars come together for the Sky Sports’ #RiseWithUs campaign
Go behind the scenes as some of the UK’s biggest sports stars come together for the Sky Sports’ #RiseWithUs campaign

International Women’s Day is being celebrated around the world, with Sky Sports helping to boost its awareness and push for diversity and equality.

Sunday was kicked off Down Under with live coverage of the Women’s T20 World Cup final, as Australia thrashed India by 85 runs in front of a record-breaking 86,174 fans at the MCG.

International Women’s Day celebrates women coming together throughout the world across sectors, industries, nations, ages, and cultures, with a mission to celebrate achievement and rally for change.

This year’s theme is #EachForEqual – a focus on how we can all help to create a more gender-equal world.

Former England forward Lianne Sanderson was in the Sky Sports News studios to discuss this special day, as well as cover the Chelsea vs Everton clash and look ahead to England’s SheBelieves Cup match with Japan later on Sunday in New Jersey.

“The fact I’m sitting here as a female talking about women’s football shows you how far we’ve come,” the ex-Arsenal and Chelsea striker said.

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Lianne Sanderson joined Sky Sports News on Sunday and discussed how the fight for gender equality goes beyond International Women’s Day
Lianne Sanderson joined Sky Sports News on Sunday and discussed how the fight for gender equality goes beyond International Women’s Day

“It wouldn’t have been this way 10 years ago. International Women’s Day should be celebrated every day.

“People are more aware now about all of this – and that helps – but hopefully we’ll get to a point where we don’t need to celebrate this day!

“I do think it’s important for people to recognise women and their success but we want to get to a point where it’s every single day.”

Check out these articles and videos celebrating IWD…

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Newcastle United academy coach Natalie Henderson wants more women to be ‘brave’ and apply for roles in the men’s game
Newcastle United academy coach Natalie Henderson wants more women to be ‘brave’ and apply for roles in the men’s game

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In ‘Extraordinary Women’, Victoria Evans explains why she’ll be attempting the world record for the fastest female to solo row the Atlantic Ocean
In ‘Extraordinary Women’, Victoria Evans explains why she’ll be attempting the world record for the fastest female to solo row the Atlantic Ocean

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Sky Sports News’ Kate Mason talks to the women fighting for equal pay in football
Sky Sports News’ Kate Mason talks to the women fighting for equal pay in football

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Women’s darts has risen dramatically, with Fallon Sherrock and Lisa Ashton the new superstars
Women’s darts has risen dramatically, with Fallon Sherrock and Lisa Ashton the new superstars

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The British Horseracing Authority’s head of diversity and inclusion says an all-female card on IWD is helping showcase talent
The British Horseracing Authority’s head of diversity and inclusion says an all-female card on IWD is helping showcase talent

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Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale on how extra investment is boosting the women’s team
Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale on how extra investment is boosting the women’s team

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Olympic bobsledder Rebekah Wilson has rediscovered her love for sport playing rugby league for the Warrington Wolves
Olympic bobsledder Rebekah Wilson has rediscovered her love for sport playing rugby league for the Warrington Wolves

Check out our full Sky Sports archive on International Women’s Day 2020.

Source : Sky Sports