Empowering Women in the Football Industry: Introducing the Female Leaders Initiative

· by World Football Summit

As the world of football continues to evolve, it is essential to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women in the industry. World Football Summit is proud to introduce the Female Leaders in Football initiative, an ongoing commitment to honor women in football throughout the year. In this article, we will delve into the main features of the initiative, highlighting how you can participate, stay updated, and engage with this empowering movement.

Celebrating Women in Football Year-Round:

Unlike other initiatives that focus solely on International Women’s Day, “Female Leaders” is dedicated to showcasing and supporting women in football on a continuous basis. We firmly believe that every day is an opportunity to acknowledge women’s achievements, talent, and expertise in this dynamic industry.

Integration in WFS Activities and Content:

At WFS, we are committed to promoting gender equality and inclusivity in football. The Female Leaders in Football initiative is intricately woven into the fabric of our events, podcasts, and content. Throughout the year, we invite inspiring women from the football industry to share their experiences and insights on our WFS Podcast, ensuring their voices are heard. Moreover, we proudly feature quotes and highlights from women who have participated in panel discussions during our events, ensuring their valuable perspectives are widely recognized and celebrated. This is still a growing initiative and further actions will be part of it in the upcoming months.

WFS Europe, A Special Experience for Female Leaders:

Our flagship event, WFS Europe, serves as a focal point for the Female Leaders in Football initiative. In fact, on our 2022 edition, we made a pledge with Women in Football to have, at least, 30% of all our event’s speakers to be women in the industry. We’re proud to say we surpassed that goal with a solid 34%.

For the first time ever, we are introducing a special ticket exclusively designed for women in the industry. This ticket not only provides a 2×1 Delegate Pass, enabling you to bring another woman from the industry along, but also offers an exclusive networking session where you can connect and collaborate with other female leaders. Additionally, a unique workshop will be conducted, providing valuable insights and practical strategies to further enhance your professional journey within the football industry.

Join the Female Leaders Initiative:

We invite you to be a part of this empowering movement by becoming a Female Leaders advocate! Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Subscribe to WFS Digest, our Weekly Newsletter: Stay up-to-date with the latest news, interviews, and stories featuring women in football by subscribing to WFS Digest. Be the first to receive inspiring content and exclusive updates from the Female Leaders initiative and so much more!
  2. Attend WFS Europe: Take advantage of the special ticket designed for our Female Leaders at WFS Europe. Engage with like-minded individuals, expand your network, and gain valuable insights from industry experts through this unique experience.
  3. Share Your Story!: We believe that every woman working in football has a valuable story to tell. Share your journey, experiences, and insights with us through social media using the hashtag #WFSFemaleLeaders, and we may feature you on our platforms, amplifying your voice and inspiring others in the process.


World Football Summit’s Female Leaders in Football initiative is a powerful platform designed to empower and celebrate women in the football industry. By recognizing and embracing the contributions of women throughout the year, integrating them into our activities, and offering exclusive experiences at WFS Europe, we are fostering an inclusive community that drives positive change. Join us in this inspiring journey, subscribe to our newsletter, attend our events, and help shape the future of women in football. Together, we can create a more equal and inclusive industry for all!