01 Feb New CEO Sandra Vaughan speaks out about the on-going issue of feminism and ring girls
Sandra Vaughan, a self-proclaimed advocate for women in business, firmly believes in equality between men and women but thinks calls for boxing to follow Formula 1, who announced the ban of pit girls, is missing the real issue of women in sports and, indeed, the meaning of feminism.
She states: “We need to focus on promoting boxing for women and encourage and nurture young female boxing talent. A call to ban ring girls from the boxing ring and take away women’s rights to choose what they do for a living is ridiculous. It avoids dealing with main challenges in our sport. Surely this is a step back not forward? Women should have the right to do what they want and wear what they want and be successful doing it without constant criticism or questioning.”
Sandra took the reins at MTK Global last October when she funded a buy out of the existing sole shareholder Matthew Macklin and is putting her substantial business experience to work as she strives to grow MTK Global’s international expansion, having successfully led a number of multinational businesses across a number of industries in the past.
“Boxing is an exciting and growing industry which has already made its mark in the sporting landscape and it is my priority, as the only female CEO in the industry, to encourage women to embrace the sport, in any capacity, and I certainly won’t be turning them away from MTK doors.”