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What’s your favorite soccer memory? When Sacramento Republic FC won the USL Championship in 2014, our first year as a club. What do you think is the greatest thing about women’s soccer or working in soccer?  Women’s soccer has been experiencing a slow climb over the past few years and has seen an explosion over […]

The WIS squad is back to present the USL Changemakers Awards 2022! The awards will recognize women and people with other underrepresented gender identities who work for the USL and have improved the soccer industry and USL culture. Look back on the stellar lineup of 2021 Changemakers Awards winners and get thinking about who has […]

MEET STREET SOCCER USA

For nearly 10 years now Street Soccer USA has been breaking boundaries in the world of soccer. Just this year alone, for the first time, 10 girls came together from six different US cities to travel to Doha, Qatar and represent the Street Soccer USA National Girls Team in exhibition matches surrounding the 2022 Street […]

Players with Gonzo Soccer in Mexico receive a shipment of bras in April 2018. Photo by The Sports Bra Project

MEET THE SPORTS BRA PROJECT

Photo: Players with Gonzo Soccer in Mexico receive a shipment of bras in April 2018. Photo by The Sports Bra Project. The Sports Bra Project works to remove barriers to sports participation for women and girls around the world by providing new sports bras to organizations and programs operating in countries and communities where opportunities […]

MEET SOUTH BRONX UNITED

South Bronx United uses soccer as a vehicle for social change, combining athletics with academic support, college access, mentoring, immigration legal services, and more. Since launching in 2009, SBU has reached over 10,000 students and has accumulated a 100% high school graduation rate, a 94% college matriculation rate, and 74 bachelor degrees (held by SBU Academy Grads)! […]

The Football For The World Foundation envisions a world where all children have access to food, education and sport. In Canada, the US, and abroad, youth face many barriers to participation in sport. While these barriers take different forms in different places, FFTW works closely with communities to overcome each set of unique challenges. Their […]

WIS x USL PITCH IT 2022

The contest for soccer entrepreneurs and organizations is back with a prize pool bigger than ever WIS and the USL are back to host PITCH IT 2022, a competition that awards funds to entrepreneurs and organizations using soccer for social impact. Submissions are due October 31. Get ready to PITCH IT! “We’re excited to present […]

WIS x EQUALITY SUMMIT 2022 RECAP

That’s a wrap on the Women in Soccer London adventure! Our squad had an incredible time joining Equal Playing Field at their second Equality Summit. The 2-day event brought together sports leaders from around the world to review challenges and opportunities in women’s soccer. We were fueled to bring “WIS Guided Networking” to the summit […]

MEET IDA SPORTS

Co-founded by four-time Guinness World-Record holder, entrepreneur and WIS Expert Member, Laura Youngson, IDA Sports is the footwear company our industry desperately needed. Their shoes are designed to accommodate the nuances of the female athlete’s foot because women and girls have waited long enough to be prioritized by sportswear companies. Ida is on a mission […]

RECLAIMING THE GAME TOOLKIT

RECLAIMING THE GAME TOOLKIT  The #ReclaimTheGame General Council brought together a trailblazing group of industry leaders who shared diverse expertise on how we can work together to create a safer and more inclusive soccer industry. Watch the whole general council event back here.  Reclaiming the game is an ongoing process and we’re honored to work […]