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2023 Women in Football Survey

2023 Women in Football Survey
2023 Women in Football Survey results overview

Brighton Plus Helsinki Declaration Principles:

High Performance Sport, Leadership in Sport, Sport information and Research

Target audience:

Sports governance, sports funding, grass-roots sports, National Sports Organisations


Women in Football (WIF) is a network of professionals working in and around the football industry who support and champion their peers, through sharing professional expertise, challenging discrimination and celebrating women’s achievements. A key part of WIF’s mission is continuous research into the major issues of concern women face in the football industry.

As part of its research WIF conducts an annual survey looking at the challenges, issues, opportunities and successes facing women in football, and allows for a year-on-year comparison to chart change and progress, and identify key issues for further research and campaigning.


Some of the key observations from the 2023 survey include:

  • 82% of women in football have experienced discrimination in the workplace
  • Leading on from this, 23% who experienced it felt able to report it, an increase from the 12% reported in 2020.
  • 89% are optimistic about the prospects for women in the football industry
  • 27% feel encouraged to forge pathways to the highest positions in the game

Further research from Women in Football can be viewed via the Women In Football Resource Library

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