“No one is going to put women's football down anymore. This is a sport that is to be reckoned with. We are going to get more and more recognition with the more success we have on and off the pitch."
Emma Hayes MBE
Chelsea Women Manager
"There are more female sports journalists now than there were when I first started, but there are plenty of us who are the only woman in the office…That’s where Women in Football, which supports women working in the industry, comes into it. We’re supporting and encouraging other women to believe they belong."
Jacqui Oatley MBE
Sports Broadcaster, Football Presenter, Journalist
“Attendances are growing for the women’s league, and we’re well placed to become a mainstream sport in the future. I didn’t think when I started that within my career it would be possible to be a full-time pro in England. And that’s already happened.”
Player for Juventus, Chelsea Women and England
We are a network of professionals working in and around the football industry who support and champion their peers.
Women play vital roles in making the game the success that it is. By sharing our professional experience, we hope to encourage more women to get involved in football across the board.
Women in Football aims to improve women’s representation at all levels of the game by challenging discrimination and lobbying for change in the sport industry, and eliminate negative attitudes towards women working in football.
Women in Football champions female talent and aims to raise awareness in a bid to bring about a change in attitudes to women working in football, and address the gender imbalance in the industry.
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