Database: Women on sports boards in NSFs of five countries: Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom

To increase the understanding of the women’s roles in the corporate governance of the sports organizations in the partner countries of the GESPORT Project, we collected data on the women’s participation on the boards of national sports federations (NSFs) both in the first two quarters of 2018 and in the second quarter of 2022. Research on sports organizations will allow producing knowledge that can be used to address the social and economic challenges of NSFs. Accordingly, we have collected the data from the official websites of the NSFs in the five countries. The relevant database includes information collected on the websites of 297 NSFs for 2018 as well as 299 NSFs for 2022.

While building and comparing the database, we observed that in all countries, there was information comparable on some variables related to the year of federation creation, the composition of the board of directors, such as the total number of board members, the number and percentage of women directors, the gender of the president, or the number of vice-presidents positions differentiated by gender. Thereby, this observation eased analysing of the NSFs in the five countries in our future research.

The preprint version of the articles are open access:

Female Chairs in the Boards of European NSFs: A Comparative Study. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6834672

A Cross-country analysis of the impacts of gender targets on the boards’ diversity of the NSFs. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6851273