Hope Powell CBE an experienced international with 66 caps and 35 goals, she was the youngest ever and first female England coach when appointed in 1998. Hope started out as a footballer with Millwall Lionesses at the age of eleven and eventually won The FA Women’s Cup twice, including the League and Cup double as captain of Croydon in 1996. In 2003, she became the first woman to achieve the UEFA Pro Licence – the highest coaching award available. Hope works to promote the women’s game and is patron of the ‘Kick It Out’ campaign and the Women’s Sports Foundation. Under Hope’s coaching, the England women’s football team is ranked sixth in the world – a new record. We caught up with Hope to see why she’s part of the conversation:
What interested you in taking part in the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation?
It’s important to share our stories and to acknowledge success.
What are you most looking forward to about the event?
Being able to engage with others.
What do you hope the audience will take away from the event?
The belief that anything is possible!
Who on the panel are you most looking forward to meeting / sharing ideas with?
All the panelists as we all have a story to tell.