"The barriers women face are rooted in society more broadly,
not just the workplace."

- Project 28-40, The Report. Opportunity Now and PWC, 2014

"Sport has the power to change the world…
it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people
in a way that little else does. It is more powerful than government
in breaking down racial barriers."

- Nelson Mandela

"Companies with a higher proportion of women in
their top management have better financial performance."

- Women Matter, McKinsey & Company, 2007

"When effectively designed and managed, formal mentoring makes
a positive impact on organisation, women and men, and mentors and
mentees. Research shows that well-designed and well-executed
programmes are well worth the investment."

- Catalyst, 2010

"Mentoring, first and foremost, retains women at work."

- Susan Vinnicombe, Cranfield

"Female athletes are positive role models (43% of teenage girls
don’t think they have enough role models)."

- The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation

"Gender equality in the workplace makes good
investment and business sense."

- André Chanavat, Thomson Reuters

"Playing sports builds women’s self confidence
and helps women reach their potential."

- Women’s Sports Trust

"Women’s sport is over-looked, undervalued and undercapitalised."

- The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation and the Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport, 2011

 

"Sport has the potential to contribute to the achievement of each
of the United National Millennial Development Goals."

- The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation and the Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport, 2011

"80% of women and girls are not playing enough sport or exercise
to benefit their health. Associated illnesses from physical
inactivity costs the NHS billions."

- The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation and the Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport, 2011

“ Sport can serve as a vehicle to improve women’s and girls
leadership roles and participation in decision making ”
- Women, gender, equality and sport, United Nations, Division for
the Advancement of Women, 2007