Women in Sport launches podcast to support the sector

September 2019

Women in Sport has launched a new podcast series bringing together insight, advice and expertise from across the sector. Each episode will discuss the key issues and topics that are affecting women and girls in the UK and their barriers to participation in sport.  

The new Women in Sport podcast forms part of the charity’s Research and Advice Service which provides insight and practical advice to organisations and individuals that work with women and girls. The Research and Advice Service is a one stop shop to inspire individuals and organisations, help them innovate and ultimately influence their audience.  

Women in Sport’s Research and Advice Service contains a library of insight as well as practical tools and guides on topics such as marketing activity sessions to girls and ensuring inclusive communications.  

The Women in Sport podcast series will be inspired by the real-life enquiries that the charity receives through the service. Topics and issues received via the support email inbox and on social media will frame the discussion every episode. Episodes will be released monthly and available via Audioboom, iTunes and Spotify.   

The first episode- ‘Girls football- making the most of the Women’s World Cup’- features Louise Gear, Head of Women’s Football Participation at the FA, and Sophie Corbett, from Project 51, a joint programme from Women in Sport and Sported which is helping girls in the most deprived areas of the UK fulfil their potential and use sport to overcome the impact of negative gender stereotypes.  

Listen to episode one now:   

Upcoming episodes will feature interviews with para-climber Anoushé Husain and England rugby player Heather Fisher as well as discussions on volunteering, fundraising, and inclusive activity. 

Heather Smith, Associate Head of Innovation at Women in Sport, said: I am excited that we are launching this podcast and are now able to have the conversations that matter to our audience. We strive to make the Research and Advice Service an essential platform for anyone that works with women and girls, and to be able to achieve that we need to listen to the issues that are important and address them. I’d love to encourage people to get involved and tell us what they want to be discussed on the podcast going forward.”