How we make a difference

Measuring change is never simple. 

But our constant efforts to help, inspire and persuade are showing results. Here are six highlights from the last year:

1. We're influencing school policy. We published Changing the Game for Girls, the biggest ever report on what stops girls moving. As well as a toolkit for schools, we sent the report to policy leaders and every Head Teacher.

2. We're improving sports delivery for women. We work with sports bodies to help them understand what women want. England Netball, for example, has seen a 34% rise in women players following our advice.

3. We're boosting investment. We produced the first ever business case for commercial investment into women's sport. Working with England Hockey and The FA, we've helped secure and promote multi-million pound commercial partnerships.

4. We're increasing representation. We helped develop new requirements that every publicly funded sport has to have 25% of women on their board by 2017. 

5. We won equality. We persuaded the organisers of the London Boat Race that the women's race should be held on the same day as the men's. This will happen for the first time in 2015.

6. We helped make London 2012 the best games ever for women. We campaigned for sports like boxing and countries like Saudi Arabia to be included. And we launched #GoGirl - a social media campaign celebrating women's achievements throughout the Games.