Trek President John Burke and Trek were recognized by the Women’s Sports Foundation at the 40th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards gala in New York City for their dedication to gender equity through the advancement of female participation and equality in cycling, both on the recreational and professional level.
The Champion for Equality Award is presented to "an individual or organization that has shown an unwavering commitment to gender equality and to the advancement of girls and women in sports. Through their personal and professional example, the recipients have inspired others to advocate for diversity and inclusion, to hire, support, mentor and elevate women, and to strive for equality because it’s the right thing to do."
Organizing a cyclocross World Cup race that had equal winner payout for the first time, establishing a women's WorldTour cycling team, and championing equality in the workplace are a few of the reasons that John Burke and Trek were the award's recipient this year.
You can read about the other award recipients from the 40th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards gala here