We are a network of professionals working in and around the football industry who support and champion their peers.
While we know there has been significant progress in women’s participation in football and great strides have been made, we know that there is still much more to do.
Women in Football champions female talent in a bid to bring about a change in attitudes to women working in the industry. Whether we are celebrating some of football’s earliest female pioneers such as Manchester City’s 1880 founding member Anna Connell, or professional football’s first female physio, Judith Lo, or nominating female employees for Queen’s Honours or industry awards, we are dedicated to celebrating the many contributions by women to our national game.
WiF aims to improve women’s representation at all levels of the game by challenging discrimination and lobbying for change. The 2014, 2016 and most recent 2020 WiF Surveys highlighted that there is much work still to do in key areas such as widening the talent pool of diverse women across the game, achieving gender balance on boards and committees and instilling confidence in reporting discriminatory behaviour and abuse.
Women still remain significantly under-represented in executive and board positions in the football industry. It is our mission to change this, whether through career enhancing mentoring schemes or seminars and workshops at our events. By bringing together inspirational women from across the industry at regular networking events held throughout the UK and online, we hope to chip away at some of the barriers holding women back in their careers.
Development Manager Bedworth Ladies, UEFA A License Candidate 2019/2020
Sports Officials Consultancy
Managing Director, Cove Pictures
Women's Sport Editor at The Telegraph
Journalist, broadcaster and sports presenter
The WIF board members are a group of professional women and men working in and around the football industry who are passionate about supporting our peers in the sector.
CEO, Women in Football
Chair, Women in Football
Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman, Brighton & Hove Albion
Director of the Centre for Sports Business
Chief Marketing Officer
Managing Director at Career Path Training & Consultancy Ltd, Board member of Brentford FC
Director and Founder, Livida Sport
COO, Birmingham City
Accessibility & Diversity Manager, FIFA
Co-founder, The Space Between Sports
Women’s Professional Game Director, The FA
Executive producer and talent manager
Tongue Tied Media
Marketing and Commercial Manager
Head of Marketing and Commercial
Head of Membership and Client Services
who had experienced gender discrimination in the workplace reported it
of women in the industry feel supported by their employer
said they have faced obstacles in their football career
* Women in Football undertook its biggest-ever survey in 2020. The results of the joint collaboration with Sports Marketing Surveys, sent out to over 4,000 members, reflect just why Women in Football is as relevant today as ever. It also shows that while progress has been made in some areas, there is still plenty of work to do to ensure that the football industry is equal for all.
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