More women in power

July 14, 2017

More women in power - Johan Cruyff Institute

Karen Ephraim, professor of the Master in Coaching, represents Johan Cruyff Institute at the symposium ‘Women in Football: Development, Opportunities and Challenges’, held in Utrecht

Karen Ephraim, professor of the Master in Coaching at the Johan Cruyff Institute Amsterdam, will participate in a debate on Sunday July, 16th within the symposium ‘Women in Football: Development, Opportunities and Challenges’ organized by the Dutch Football Federation and the Mulier Institute. Karen, who has taught the modules ‘Giving feedback’ and ‘What is my style?’ of our Master in Coaching since 2009, will participate in the session dedicated to ‘More women in power in football’.

More women in power - Johan Cruyff InstituteStatements such as there is no glass ceiling: women mainly make it difficult themselves will come under review during the afternoon session. Karen has a clear opinion: I believe it would be good to actively encourage an interest in girls who have been playing football since they were young for functions like organizing training, refereeing, participating in youth committees and becoming a youth member of the board. But not only with girl teams, also with boy teams. And that can also be in pairs: a boy and a girl who lead a team together. It would be fantastic if it became more natural when we lead an organization together men, women, young and old, all mixed. And mainly because we know that different composite groups make better decisions!”

The event is organized by the Dutch Football Federation and the Mulier Institute, in the context of the UEFA Womens Euro 2017 and takes place in the Kromhout Kazerne in Utrecht. Besides Karen, former internationals Daphne Koster and Leonne Stentler and manager of womens football at the Dutch Football Federation, Minke Booij, will also participate in the plenary sessions. The other guests consist of former female internationals, top female football players and people involved in womens football.

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