On one hand, AC Milan's ongoing commitment to its Women's Sector, from the First Team to the youth categories. On the other hand, the commitment to sharing the positive values of sports and combating all forms of prejudice, as outlined in the RespAct Manifesto for social equity, equality, and inclusivity.
For these reasons, AC Milan was invited, represented by the Head of Women's Football, Elisabet Spina, to participate in yesterday's “The Weatherhead Center at Harvard University and the Nottingham Forest Conference on anti-racism and gender equality.” The discussion focused on the evolution of women's football in the Italian and European contexts, AC Milan's vision and commitment to actively contribute to its growth, and the opportunities for sharing values such as gender equality.
During her presentation within the “Professional Group on Elevating Women's Football” panel, Spina stated: “As AC Milan, we have the responsibility to represent the values of such a historic club in the best possible manner. This means building a credible project for future generations and consistently asking ourselves the right questions to grow in every aspect. We are pleased to participate in an event like this, which allows us to have our commitment and investments recognized on an international level.”
Consistently aligned with primary objectives such as sports competitiveness and strengthening a project that is credible and sustainable over time, AC Milan's Women's Sector is also an effective vehicle for sharing specific values, such as gender equality.
AC Milan was the first Italian club to pay contributions to its female players since the 2018/19 season, well before the advent of professionalism – and thus its mandatory implementation – in 2022. Initiatives in this regard include the publication of the #WeAllAreFootball Manifesto to mitigate gender conflict, leading to direct interventions in infrastructure and logistics. Additionally, the organization of meetings with psychologists and educators to stimulate constructive dialogue and ensure a welcoming and safe environment free from any gender bias for all female players.
The players of the Women's First Team have also been active participants in "Tutti i colori dello sport" (All the Colours of Sport), a program of value-based meetings with students from national and international secondary schools.
Through the projects of Fondazione Milan's Sport for All program, the Rossoneri family also promotes accessibility to sports and the female empowerment of young girls worldwide, from Kenya to Pakistan.
Source: AC Milan