Girls that are active in sport tend to stay in school for longer and have higher grades at school and university.
Globally more than 90% of female CEO’s and senior managers played sport when at school or university – the leadership and other transferable skills sport teaches were sited as contributing factors to these women’s business success.
Girls that participate in sport are more likely to find work than those who do not participate in any physical activity and sport
Sport itself provides job opportunities through various channels (e.g. coaching, administration, business, media).
Active girls and women generally have a better body image and have a greater sense of control over their bodies.
Participation is sport is linked to girls and women being more comfortable in voicing their opinions and being more self-confident
Sport helps improve female physical and mental health and offers opportunities for social interaction and friendship
Sport can cause positive shifts in gender norms that afford girls and women greater safety and control over their lives
Girls and women can access leadership opportunities through sport
Women and girls with disabilities are empowered by sport-based opportunities
to acquire health information, skills, social networks, and leadership experience
(www.un.org & www.aauw.org & www.ey.com)