Dragons star Deborah Meaden ‘said “the most important thing is to get ahead quickly” to capitalize on the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 success.
Ngland’s Lionesses wrote an open letter to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss requiring all girls to attend sports classes for a minimum of two hours a week, in the week following their Wembley win.
Meanwhile, broader discussions around the team’s legacy of achievements have prevailed since the 2-1 win over Germany.
“I guess what’s important is legacy, how much will it change things?” Meaden told the PA news agency while attending the National Cat Awards that she was a judge.
“Because to have a record audience at Wembley… that tells us something. So now is the time to really build it.
“Actually it’s very similar to business, because business always has a point when it’s ripe, it’s ready.
“The most important thing is to get off the target quickly, understand where those messages need to be, and get them out of there quickly because we’re all busy, we’re all really excited. enjoy everything, and then something else comes along and we’re kind of moving on.
“But this is the moment, take advantage of it really quickly and make sure this is talked about, remembered and felt.
“We all felt something when the Lionesses won.
“So make sure that feeling is carried into the school, brought into the business, talked about in the water cooler.
“It doesn’t just disappear into something lovely, and turn into something that will make a real difference in the future.”
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All 23 members of the England women’s team called on Tory leadership candidates to prioritize women’s football because “this generation of schoolgirls deserves more”.
The Euro 2022 champions warned that “women’s football has come a long way, but there is still a long way to go”.
According to research by the Football Association (FA), football is the most popular team sport for young people in the UK, but only a third of girls aged 5 to 18 participate each week.
Only 63% of schools in England provide equal football coaching services for boys and girls, the FA found.
Meaden praised Sarina Wiegman’s squad for the football they play, but also for their leadership skills.
“What I see in Lionesses is a great team that can become excellent modern leaders,” she said.
“The old leaders, the heads of an organization will give orders, will tell people what to do, that happened yesterday. It has disappeared. That doesn’t work in the modern world.
“But the collaborators, the confident people, the people who absolutely know what they want to achieve and they will achieve it?
“Now that is the truth, future leadership.
“What I see is modern leadership completely displayed on that field.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/capitalise-quickly-on-lionesses-success-advises-dragon-deborah-meaden-41895377.html Take advantage of Lionesses’ success quickly, advises Dragon Deborah Meaden