The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is one of the oldest and most competitive sporting events in history. Over the Race’s 186 year history, the River Thames has provided the backdrop to mutinies, sinkings and dead heats.
On April 11, The BNY Mellon Boat Races will reach a new level of intensity as, for the first time in history, the women’s boat clubs from each university will race on the same day, and on the same 6.8 kilometer Championship Course as the men.
The University Boat Races not only align with our core values around focus, teamwork, integrity and excellence, but this year’s historic milestone also reflects our organization’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality. Learn more about how BNY Mellon is Showcasing the Impact of Women in Reshaping Economies and Culture. Working closely with one of our subsidiaries and long-time sponsor of the Newton Women’s Boat Race, Newton Investment Management, we have helped to ensure the women’s race receives the same level of support, funding opportunities and media coverage as the men’s. As a result, over 250,000 onsite spectators and an estimated 15 million broadcast viewers worldwide will experience an event that is more competitive, inclusive and exciting than ever before.
BNY Mellon ‘Brilliant’ celebrates the extraordinary achievements of the athletes and the challenges they overcome, by exploring the parallels with our approach to business challenges and investing.
The BNY Mellon Boat Races, including The Newton Women’s Boat Race, will be held on the River Thames, between Putney and Mortlake in London on Saturday April 11, 2015 and broadcast live on the BBC. Visit the official BNY Mellon Boat Races website for more information.