Women in sport is a massive focus point for International Women's Day this year. Listen to the podcast interview Anna Shonfeld and Robert Wright, co-founder of She's Got Skills and football coach, as they discuss the daily issues women in football and sport generally are challenged with at all levels of the game.
Robert states that whilst getting more women in the game at grass route level has improved massively over the past couple of years and opportunities are getting levelled out with male teams, there are still attitudes that reflects a stigma of women representing football.
Robert also touches on the funding issues surrounding the professional clubs in the women's super league and the gender pay gap that still exists.
ABOUT ROBERT WRIGHT
Robert co-founded She's got Skills, an inclusive footballing platform, encouraging women of all abilities to express and develop themselves with a community of other like-minded individuals. Robert is also an FA Level 2-qualified football coach.
Throughout his life he has worked in various industries specialising in business development. A man of many talents, he has sung in a famous choir, played semi-pro and university football, studied French and Spanish to degree level, lived in Japan, and is currently developing a new social app called Beacn. Robert lives and breathes grassroots football by training and playing in various teams across London and is an Arsenal fan.
ABOUT ANNA SHONFELD
Anna is an associate in the corporate & commercial team and advises on a variety of financing transactions with a focus on real estate finance.
She regularly advises borrowers on development finance, investment finance and refinances in respect of various property types including industrial units, hotels, science parks, offices, PRS and mixed use spaces. She often acts for high net worth individuals in connection with the acquisition financing or refinancing of prime and super-prime residential properties, and has experience of acting for both on-shore and off-shore structures.