All of aviation including gliding has a very low percentage of women participants. The BGA fully recognises that gliding needs to do more to increase the percentage of women participants. To help with this aspiration, some time ago the BGA appointed Yvonne Elliott as the BGA Women’s Advocate.
Yvonne has been working in the background to develop a ‘Women and Inclusivity in Gliding’ (WinG) initiative with the ultimate aim of increasing membership and is ready to carry out a trial to see how we can best support clubs with this important activity. Several clubs are being contacted to take part in the trial.