Statement in response to Sport England Diversity in Sport Governance report

September 2019

Sport England has just released its Annual Survey on Diversity in Sport Governance.

Women in Sport is encouraged by the recent survey findings that show women now make up an average 40% of board members across Sport England and UK Sport-funded bodies. We believe it’s important that the three-quarter of organisations who do not currently achieve the 30% minimum, continue to make progress.

Moving forward, it’s vital that we develop inclusive cultures to enable women and men from different backgrounds to thrive and build the pipeline of diversity into leadership positions. The next phase of our Beyond 30% research, ‘Level Up: Winning Culture’, examines the ways we can we create workplace cultures that embrace inclusion and promote diversity at all levels.

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