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The incredible impact of Australian racing’s first female public relations officer

Karalee Katsambanis

Marjorie Charleson was the first female public relations officer to be appointed by any racing club in Australia when Ascot Racecourse entrusted her with the position.

It was in a time when women were not supposed to have official positions in the racing industry.

Marjorie has a raced named in her honour, is credited with bringing Fashion on the Fields to Perth and rose to become one of the most success public relations officers in Australia.

Marjorie’s story echoes this year’s International Women’s Day theme of Each for Equal – forging a gender equal world and celebrating women’s achievements.

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Karalee Katsambanis
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