Mansfield's Carolyn Radford: ‘I was made into this caricature – people were calling me a bimbo’

06 October 2017 12:05
Mansfield Town are one of only three clubs from the 92 with a woman in an executive role but sometimes she is still the recipient of crass remarks in away teams’ boardroomsInside Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium and the mug shots on the wall of Carolyn Radford’s office highlight football’s woeful lack of gender diversity. There are more than 60 individual photographs of players and coaching staff but only one of them, the first team’s sports therapist, Lizzie Read, is a woman.“That’s the issue,” says the chief executive, one of the most high-profile women in the game. “There are no female managers, assistant managers, or goalkeeping coaches.” Related: Football's youngest CEO stands by her Mansfield The FA is an old boys’ club and I really want more female representationOn match days you go into each other’s boardrooms and a lot of the time they’ll direct conversation to my husband Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian