Monday was International Women's Day (IWD), a global day which celebrates women's achievements in society and is a call to action to accelerate gender parity and women's rights.
Premier League clubs and players marked the occasion by shining a light on the female coaches, players and inspirational staff members.
The value of female role models in football was a theme throughout IWD.
Crystal Palace shared a blog by Roxanne Bennett, Women and Girls Lead at Palace For Life Foundation, in which she talked to four women at the club about their roles, including Director of Operations, Sharon Lacey.
On #InternationalWomensDay, we are celebrating women around the world.@PalaceForLife Women and Girls lead, Roxanne Bennett, on the inspiring and influential women at @CPFC and #PalaceforLife 👇#CPFC | #IWD2021— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 8, 2021
Aston Villa spoke to Clare Buckley, who at 31 is one of the youngest female safety officers in the country, in what is a predominantly male-dominated environment. "If you have a passion to do something and obtain the skills to do it, then go for it," Buckley says to women looking to work in the football industry.
Everton were the first Premier League club to use their women's team to launch their kit in 2018/19.
Sasha Ryazantsev, Chief Finance and Commercial Official, discussed how the men's and women's teams have united and their shared ambitions.
📈 | To mark #InternationalWomensDay, we sat down with Chief Finance and Commercial Official, Sasha Ryazantsev, to discuss @EvertonWomen's progress and ambitions...@Lil_Lets 🔵 #EFC pic.twitter.com/pCo7pHOH0N— Everton (@Everton) March 8, 2021
Today is #InternationalWomensDay. We want to celebrate the powerful Women we have working in our organisations. Thank you for all your incredible work. @WBAWomen | @WBA | #IWD2021 pic.twitter.com/EJhXowFCBg— The Albion Foundation (@WBAFoundation) March 8, 2021
The challenges and gender discrimination faced by women footballers headed the discussion at Manchester City, where Lucy Bronze told how she overcame these barriers on her career pathway.
“Being Unstoppable is there are no barriers. You just keep going through them, they won’t stop you.”🗣— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 8, 2021
In celebration of #IWD2021, we hear @LucyBronze’s story of overcoming barriers in order to become the player she is today.
⚽️ @Sure #Rexona #MoveYourWay pic.twitter.com/zF4DKt27Cf
Manchester United Foundation celebrated IWD by joining Levenshulme primary school for a video call with guests including professional golfer Sophie Walker.
We have some amazing guest speakers joining us this week to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay— Levenshulme High School (@Levenshulmehigh) March 8, 2021
Check out... @SophWalks @Kewpietattoos @mu_foundation 👀 and many more 👀#ChallengeToChange pic.twitter.com/RDtI8fYrVX
To mark #InternationalWomensDay we asked some @WestHam players to reflect on important women in their life who have helped them throughout the career.— West Ham United Foundation (@WHUFoundation) March 8, 2021
🗣First up, @_DeclanRice and @tomassoucek28 spoke about some incredible support they've received.#IWD2021 #WestHamFamily ⚒ pic.twitter.com/w19LsBuEnQ