IWD 2024

Happy International Women’s Day!

This year’s theme, ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress’, resonates deeply with the world of women’s sport!

It’s a moment to acknowledge the remarkable strides made by female athletes and advocates, triumphing over stereotypes and breaking barriers, inspiring future generations. Just look at Coco Gauff’s US Open victory or the sell-out crowds at the Women’s North London derby earlier this month – things are heading in the right direction!

At Glorious, we’ve witnessed this firsthand. Over the past couple of years, our audience has grown from 100 people to a vibrant community of over 70k, primarily comprising women, who come together to celebrate, discuss, and engage with stories centred around women’s sport.

We’ve always amplified the voices and contributions of women who drive progress in sport, and our aim remains steadfast: champion women from all walks of life and corners of the globe. Whether you’re an Olympian or an everyday hero, your story matters to us, and we’re committed to sharing it year-round on our platforms.

Let’s continue to level the playing field together. We urge you to get involved in International Women’s Day this year, as we stand by women in sport, both on and off the field, paving the way for a more equitable future!

Team Glorious x

Want some inspo?

Here are a handful of inspirational Glorious stories featuring women and communities driving progress.

Is Susie Wolff the solution to diversifying Formula 1? As Managing Director of the new F1 Academy, she aims to propel more women into the sport. We deep dive into the world of motorsport and meet drivers Tatiana Calderón and Jessica Hawkins to discuss the ever changing landscape. Read here.

Women didn’t run marathons in the 1960s, but fortunately Kathrine Switzer’s defiant Boston entry changed the course of history. Read here.

Breaking barriers and redefining racing: Meet Vanessa Ruck, the fearless force on two and four wheels, who wants to inspire other women into this adrenaline-fuelled world. Read here.

No barriers, no borders, Beth Duryea’s CANYON//SRAM cycling dream teams are made up of women from all over the world. We find out how she’s making big changes in the sport. Read here.

Ever felt discouraged from surfing because you didn’t match the stereotypical surfer image? Jessa Williams is breaking waves and boundaries. The surfing community that she has created is a symbol of empowerment, unity, and the celebration of diversity. Read here.

Cindy Whitehead shattered stereotypes and blazed a trail for female skateboarders. We dive into Cindy’s mission behind her movement, Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word, and unravel the evolving representation of women in skateboarding. Read here.