About us - Women In Sport

About us

The charity Women in Sport was founded in 1984, and has a track record of success in securing change based on its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of women and girls at each life stage and its determination to break down stubborn gender inequalities through its work within the sports sector and beyond. Our expert and sector leading insight is driving innovation, our programmes are providing impactful solutions to tackle gender inequalities, and our campaigning is empowering more women and girls to be active.

Our Vision:

No- one is excluded from the joy, fulfilment and lifelong benefits of sport.


  • We believe that sport transforms lives
  • We believe that gender stereotypes and institutional bias are holding girls and women back in life and sport; and that it is wrong to deny women and girls access to sport
  • We believe that inclusive sport can help tackle social and economic inequalities
  • We believe that the distinct physicality and needs of women and girls must be reflected in sport


Our purpose is to give every woman and girl the opportunity to take part in sport and inspire her to do so.