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Trophy Women? 2015: No More Board Games


Trophy Women? 2015: No More Board Games

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Women in Sport




PDF icon Final report: Trophy Women?2.73 MB

Women in Sport

Since 2009, Women in Sport has collected and published data on the gender make-up of the boards and executive teams of NGBs, and campaigned for gender diversity at senior levels in sport through our annual Trophy Women? Leadership Audit. For the past six years, this piece of work has provided valuable insight into women’s representation at the highest levels of sports management and administration.

This year the audit was completed by all NGBs that are funded by Sport England, a group of NGBs that are funded by UK Sport and do not receive funding from Sport England, plus some additional sports organisations that are funded by UK Sport. These additional sports organisations were included in order to obtain a full understanding of female representation within publicly funded organisations. In the report, these are referred to as ‘NGBs and funded sports organisations’.

This year, thanks to funding from Comic Relief alongside Sport England and UK Sport, Women in Sport was able to carry out extensive desk research and further qualitative research. This was done via 22 in-depth interviews with sports bodies, current and potential board members and executives, and women already in sports leadership. These interviews were used to learn more about career pathways, critical success factors, barriers to recruitment, any issues once in post and how to resolve them. Extracts are quoted throughout the report. In most cases these are left deliberately unattributed for confidentiality.

Download the attached document to view the full audit



Women in Sport


Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 23:00