Today, the world celebrated International Women's Day - a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and a collective call for gender parity.
No one government, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day but Reading Football Club wanted to embrace the theme and demonstrate how vital a part women currently play within an historically male-dominated sport at a club which has long embraced equality and promoted inclusion and opportunity for all!
Pictured here, ahead of Tuesday night's game against Bolton, are just a small number of women who represent this club at every level of the business – from Security Officer to Painter, from Academy Coach to Hospitality Manager to Golden Gamble ticket seller, in positions as prominent as Head of Marketing, Club Secretary, Head of Safeguarding and HR and Customer Service Manager.
Members of the stewarding team and the Ticket Office staff are pictured alongside our Academy Transport Coordinator, our Safety Officer, Accounts staff and megastore employees as well as representatives from our equally inclusive Community Trust.
And let’s not forget Queensley!