The Dream Deficit: Why fewer girls than boys dream of being a top athlete

Episode 33,   Sep 30, 2022, 03:33 PM

Two years ago we discovered half as many girls as boys dream of reaching the top of sport - a gap we coined the 'Dream Deficit.'

2022 has put women's sport centre stage. The success of the Lionesses at the Euros was momentous, the passion, talent and positive team dynamic on display was incredible to watch. It was closely followed by a raft of brilliant performances at the Commonwealth Games.

But has the inspirational summer we've had done anything to shift the dial? Can girls now see a place at the top of sport for them?

To discuss the results of Women in Sport's latest 'Dream Deficit' survey I am joined by the charity's CEO Stephanie Hilborne and Hannah Dingley, Academy Manager at Forest Green Rovers.

About Women in Sport

Women in Sport was founded in 1984 and its vision is that no-one is excluded from the joy, fulfilment and lifelong benefits of sport and exercise. Recognising that gender stereotypes and institutional bias are holding women back in life and in sport, the charity’s purpose is to give every woman and girl the opportunity to take part and inspire her to do so. 

Find out more about us here

This episode is sponsored by CSM Live