“The USL’s partnership with Women In Soccer shows the league’s understanding that in order to grow the game in the United States, systemic racism, gender bias and homophobia must be addressed,” said Courtney Carroll Levinsohn, Founder of Women in Soccer. “Together, we will shape soccer in America by collaborating on anti-discrimination initiatives, safe reporting policies and professional development efforts that ensure everyone can thrive in the game. The USL and WIS partnership celebrates the power of a community committed to creating an inclusive soccer culture.”
The USL and WIS will continue to identify business and social events where the two organizations can work together to promote gender-equity education and networking opportunities across the United States. The collaborative nature of the partnership was embodied in Women In Soccer’s annual career fairs, the USL x WIS “PITCH IT” contest for entrepreneurs, the Changemakers Awards and the incredible launch of the USL W League. We are only just getting started!