I have been privileged to work as a sports lawyer – mostly in football, other sports too – for 17 years. There are things I can point to where I can say ‘I made a real difference there, I even changed a little bit of the world’. It has been hard work (what legal career isn’t?) and not without its difficulties and stresses, but I still have ‘pinch me’ moments. People often say ‘what’s it like working in such a male-dominated environment?’, but I can honestly say that being a woman was hardly ever a barrier to my career in this branch of the law. I would say to any young woman work hard and follow your dreams: the world can truly be your oyster.