Kindred Group is extending its partnership with Women in Racing on the “Racing Home” programme.
This project sets out to educate and empower stakeholders in the racing industry on the subject of motherhood and parenthood.
Through its Unibet and 32Red brands, Kindred is aiming to support working parents in the racing industry with its participation in Racing Home.
The next phase of this includes the launch of a new educational online portal, expert guidance to mothers returning to riding post-pregnancy, as well as a series of podcasts that are hosted by equine vet and podcast producer, Naomi Mellor.
Following the commencement of the Racing Home portal, employers, employees and those who are self-employed within the racing industry will have access to information on many elements of working as a parent. For example, rights regarding pregnancy, maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave, flexible working, self-employment and statutory pay.
Henrik Tjärnström, Kindred Group CEO: “The aims of the ‘Racing Home’ platform is 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, added: "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. We are convinced that these initiatives will bring significant positive change to many people's lives."