Main content

Female Football Agents

Two women who represent top football players

Is being an agent to female soccer players different from representing men? Kim Chakanetsa speaks with two female football agents from the UK and France who have male and female clients. They handle everything from tough salary negotiations and sponsorship deals to the all-important image management.

Jennifer Mendelewitsch was the only woman out of 400 agents in France when she qualified 15 years ago. She has built a reputation as a fearsome negotiator and describes herself as part-mother part-friend to her clients, especially the young male players. She says her biggest challenge is getting them to understand the potential repercussions of over-sharing on social media for their future careers.

Georgie Hodge is a former player turned agent to the UK's emerging female football stars. She says while the salaries women players can command are still nothing like the men's, major sponsors are finally waking up to their value as brand ambassadors. Because the women's game is still building, Georgie says her players want to positively represent the whole sport, not just worry about their own careers.

(Image: (L) Jennifer Mendelewitsch and (R) Georgie Hodge)

Available now

27 minutes

Last on

Mon 7 Jan 2019 23:32GMT


  • Mon 7 Jan 2019 03:32GMT
  • Mon 7 Jan 2019 05:32GMT
  • Mon 7 Jan 2019 11:32GMT
  • Mon 7 Jan 2019 18:32GMT
  • Mon 7 Jan 2019 21:32GMT
  • Mon 7 Jan 2019 23:32GMT

The Conversation Podcast

The Conversation Podcast

Download every programme to listen where and when you like

100 Women

100 Women

Global experience on image, work, relationships, equality, migration and working lives

The Best of The Conversation

The Best of The Conversation

Our favourite episodes to date